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Upcoming lectures

Claire Walsh Thursday 15th November 2018

Lecturer: Claire Walsh


Jane Austen’s Christmas
Before the Victorians reinvented it, the traditional Christmas was a very different affair.
Thursday 17th January 2019

Lecturer: Dr Paul Roberts


Last Supper in Pompeii

For the Romans, getting together to eat and drink, in a pub or at a banquet was a central part of life and this lecture celebrates the Roman love affair with food and drink. 

Thursday 21st February 2019

Lecturer: Tony Rawlins


Art in Advertising

Fine art has provided advertisers and their agencies with a great deal of material to use in their campaigns.

Thursday 21st March 2019

Lecturer: Julian Halsby


Pierre Bonnard – Painting with Light
Bonnard is one of the most popular modern artists, and Julian will explain this popularity by looking at his life and work.  He started out in Paris producing lithographs influenced by Toulouse-Lautrec,
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 – AGM Morning

Lecturer: Howard Smith


Rupert – The ‘Anthropomorphic’ Bear
Come and hear how Mary and Herbert Tourtel and others created Rupert over 100 years.
Thursday 18th April 2019

Lecturer: James Taylor


Great Ocean Liners 1800 - 1950
Following his very popular AGM lecture last year on the Art of the Postcard and the many requests for his return, James is back to tell the extraordinary story of maritime design through art.
Thursday 16th May 2019

Lecturer: Sue Jenkins


St George: A visual history from the 7th to the 19th century of this soldier, dragon-slayer and saint

Although a patron saint in many countries, the earliest documented mention of St George in England comes from the Catholic monk the venerable Bede.

Thursday 20th June 2019

Lecturer: Alexandra Epps


Art of the River Thames through Artists Eyes
This is going to be a lovely lecture for a June day. The River Thames has inspired artists for over three hundred years and continues to do so today.
Thursday 19th September 2019

Lecturer: John Osborne


Heaven on Earth: The Art of Byzantium
This fascinating lecture looks at the main characteristics of the art of the Orthodox Church from the time when Constantinople was established as the capital of the Eastern Roman – and Christian – Empire
Thursday 17th October 2019

Lecturer: Antony Buxton


William Morris: The Life of Art & The Art of Life
William Morris is celebrated as a designer and craftsman, who as a young man decided to dedicate his life to art to counter the ugly industrial world he saw around him. 
Thursday 21st November 2019

Lecturer: Nigel Bates


In the Kingdom of Sweets
The Nutcracker has delighted audiences at Christmas for many decades yet it was deemed a failure at its first performance.