Lectures PageOur current programme of lectures is given below. To see a list of lectures from the past three years, click here.

Unless otherwise indicated, lectures are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10.45 am (coffee/tea from 10.15 am).
Guests may attend lectures by previous arrangement with the Membership Secretary.
In case of severe weather please check the website.

Please follow the links for further information but note that details may not be reproduced without permission.

22nd January 2019
The Romance of Nature – Early Victorian Jewellery
Speaker: Susan Rumfitt

26th February 2019
Ancient Artefacts – 3,000 Years of Treasures
Speaker: Eileen Goulding

26th March 2019
Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals – Art in the Garden of God
Speaker: Douglas Skeggs

23rd April 2019
The Power and the Glory of Our Country Houses – Their Evolution and Changing Role
Speaker: Anthony Russell

28th May 2019
Chinese Imperial Court Costume & Accessories (Qing Dynasty 1644-1911) –  A Journey through the Imperial Wardrobe
Speaker: David Rosier

25th June 2019
The History of the Harp – From Mediterranean Antiquity to 20th Century Europe
Speaker: Sarah Deere-Jones

24th September 2019
Picasso and his Women
Speaker: Valerie Woodgate

22nd October 2019
The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and the Architecture of Frank Gehry
Speaker: Siân Walters

26th November 2019
Lawrence of Arabia – Tortured Hero of Troubled Times
Speaker: Neil Faulkner

28th January 2020
From Paper to Printing – The Development of the Book along the Silk Road
Speaker: Susan Whitfield

25th February 2020
Joseph Wright of Derby – A Painter of Light and the Enlightenment
Speaker: Raymond Warburton