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Lecture & Visits Reports

An Englishman in New York - The Art of Lord Duveen

(11th June 2024)

Mark Meredith

What have the Huguenots ever done for us?

(14th May 2024)

Vivian Lawes

A bit of a Carry On

(9th April 2024)

Tyler Butterworth

The Art and Culture of fin-de-siecle Vienna

(12th March 2024)

Gavin Plumley

The men who made Menswear

(13th February 2024)

Russell Nash

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From Tchaikovsky to Tin Pan Alley

Uplifting music for Christmas

(12th December 2023)

Sandy Burnett

The Extraordinary Life of Misia Sert; Muse to Ronoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Vuillard: patron of the Ballet Russes, concert pianist and fashion icon.

(14th November 2023)

Julian Halsby

From Errol Flynn to Bottles of gin;

Literary Portraits and their Afterlives

(12th September 2023)

Annalie Talent

The Subtle Science & The Exact Art of English Garden Design.

Why Gardening can rank as Fine Art

(13th June 2023)

Timothy Walker

The Romance of the Letterbox

(9th May 2023)

Tony Cross

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David Hockney - The Old Master.

(11th April 2023)

Douglas Skeggs

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Simon de Montfort at home and at war – Odiham Castle.

(14th February 2023)

Rupert Willoughby

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Betty Joel; Glamour and Innovation in 1930's design

(10th January 2023)

Clive Stewart-Lockhart

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Art in the City - Coventry Cathedral

(8th November 2022)

Alexandre Epps

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Double Dutch - Still Life Paintings

The Secret Language of Dutch Still Life.

(11th October 2022)

Lynne Gibson


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English Caricature from Hogarth to Punch

​(13th September 2022)

By Andrew Davies

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How to read the English Country Church

(14th June 2022)

Presented br Dr Rev Nichols Henderson

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Visit to Bologna

(May 2022)

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Architecture and Photography = Art

(10th May 2022)

Presented by Brian Stater

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Dowager Empress Cixi

(12th April 2022)

Presented by David Rosier 


Treasures of the Black Tent

(8th March  2022)

Presented by Brian MacDonnald 


Boulevards and Balconies

(11th February  2022)

Presented by Jacqueline Cockburn 

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Packing up the Nation

(11th January 2022)

Presented by Caroline Shenton


Elizabeth to Elizabeth

(14th December 2021)

Presented by Valerie Woodgate

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The Borgias - The most infamous family in history.

(9th November 2021)

Presented by Sarah Dunant


The Representation of Women in Western Art - Special Interest Day

(28th October 2021)

Presented by Linda Smith

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Centuries of  Childhood: Portraits of Children from Holbein to Freud

(12th October 2021)

Presented by Dr Amy Orrock

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The Lute and Old Master Paintings

(14th September 2021)

Presented by Adam Bisiakiewicz

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Oscar Wilde - Up Close (8th June 2021)

Presented by Giles Ramsay

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Passionate Potters (11th May 2021)

Presented by Julian Richards

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Painting the Land of the Midnight sun.

Romantic visions of Norway. (13th April 2021)

Presented by Stella Grace Lyons

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