Members may bring two guests to Lectures each year by prior arrangement with the Membership Secretary, Linda Guest at least seven days before the Lecture, Tel. 01580 763423. 

A fee of £7 per guest is payable at the door.


Tuesday 5th February: Lecture

Mad Men and the Artists – how the advertising industry has exploited fine art

Tony Rawlins


Tuesday 5th March: Lecture

Wedgwood – Catherine the Great and the Frog Service

Deborah Lambert


Wednesday 20th March: Visit

National Gallery

Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light


Tuesday 2nd April: Lecture

Venice – from Canaletto to Monet

Jennifer Toynbee-Holmes


Monday 8th April: Visit

Tudeley Church (Chagall Windows) and Chiddingstone Castle


Tuesday 7th May: Lecture

The Rothschilds of Waddesdon Manor

William Forrester


Wednesday 15th May: Visit

Waddesdon Manor


Tuesday 4th June: Lecture

The Rivalry between Leonardo and Michelangelo

James Lindow


Wednesday 12th June: Visit

Arundel Castle


Tuesday 2nd July: Lecture

From Downton to Gatsby. Jewellery and Fashion 1890 to 1929

Andrew Prince


Tuesday 3rd September: Lecture

Lawrence of Arabia: excavating a legend

Neil Faulkner


Friday 6th September: Visit

Behind the scenes at theTowner Gallery (Eastbourne) and Michelham Priory


Monday 16th – 19th September: Tour

Historic Houses and Heritage of Norfolk

 Andrew Davies


Tuesday 1st October: Lecture

Art & Architecture along the Silk Road

Angela Smith


Tuesday 15th October: Visit                        

Opera at Glyndebourne: an evening performance of L’elisir d’amore


Tuesday 5th November: Lecture

AGM at 10.30am followed by

Antiquarian Minimalism

Anthony Rayworth


Tuesday 3rd December: Lecture

The Art of Celebrating Christmas

Sarah Pearson

Following the December Lecture, the Committee invites you to join them for celebratory refreshments.


Our customary visit to the Royal Ballet is under review, further details of this and information about additional visits during the year will be available due course.

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