Covid-19
We will continue to appraise this virus  escalation and  will advise you immediately in event of any further lecture cancellations.        17th March 2020
Cancelled – 26 March 2020: Primo- Raphael: The Beginning and the End of the Renaissance
Cancelled  – 23 April 2020: Peter Medhurst – The Genius of Beethoven.
Cancelled – 28 May 2020: John Ericson – Inn Signia – Pub Signs, Artwork & Stories Behind Peculiar Pub Names.
25 June 2020: Brian MacDonald – Tribal Rugs – Treasures of the Black Tent.
Brian MacDonald has been a dealer and consultant in antique oriental rugs and carpets since 1979 after his return from Iran. He is one of few western dealers to have lived and worked among tribal groups in remote areas of Iran and Afghanistan during the 1970s and then again, after the Iranian Revolution, in the 1990s. In 1990 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society for his work amongst the Persian tribes
Lectures from 2019 -2020 Programme
27.02.2020 Bertie Pearce – Now You See It, Now You Don’t.
23.01.2020 Barry Venning – Constable the Making of a Master.
28.11.2019 Rosamund Bartlett – Grandfather Frost and the Old New Year- Christmas Traditions in Russia.
24.10.2019 Daphne Lawson – Gericault : The Raft of the  Medusa
26.10.2019 Frank Woodgate- A Provocative Beauty – the Art of Grayson Perry.
Previous Lectures
 Steven Desmond: Historic Gardens of the Italian Lakes
Diana Lloyd: Royal Copenhagen Porcelain – Its place in the European Story.  
 Hilary Williams: The Wallace and Frick Collections – tantalising connections with Knole.  
 Guy Rooker: Leonardo da Vinci – the science behind the Art. 
 Sandy Burnett:  Igor Stravinsky, the Ballet Russes and the astonishing 1913 premiere of the Rite of Spring. 
Colin Davies: Zaha Hadid – Architectural Superstar. 
  Andrew Davies: The Victorian Christmas – a Celebration. 
Alexandra Epps – As Good as Gold – its significance and symbolism in the History of Art, was first created to celebrate the Arts Society’s Golden Anniversary. 
Brian Stater –  When Britain clicked – photography from the Swinging Sixties
Barry Venning – Giles, His Life, Times and Cartoons. A joyful way to end our summer season
Dale Chihuly – Glass artist of monumental installations
Capability Brown – Post Baroque, naturalistic, English Landscape gardener
World War 1 – Wilfred Own, Poetry, Art and Music
  Foreigners in London 1520-1677 – Artists who changed the course of British Art.  
Antony Gormley – A Body of Work.
 Gustav Klimt: Craftsmanship and Sensuality. 
Masters of the Sea: Highlights of Maritime Art
The Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo
Piero della Francesca:The Light of the North meets the Logic of the South
Sicily: The Kingdom of the Sun
Thomas Heatherwick: The Leonardo of our Times