Lectures (first Tuesday in the month except for January and August)

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 763 423

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


Please click on the topic for more information about the topic and the speaker.

4th February   

Treasures of the Fan Museum: Jacob Moss

(An introduction to the world’s first fan museum and its extraordinary collections)

3rd March

Antony Gormley: A body of work: Rosalind Whyte

 7th April

The Subtle Science and Exact Art of Colour in Garden Design: Timothy Walker

5th May

Bath – a World Heritage City: Jane Tapley

 2nd June

Omega and Charleston: Bloomsbury Decorative Arts: Sandra Pollard

(See Visits below)

7th July

The Sistine Ceiling Cracked: Daniel Evans

 1st September

‘Making Visions’: the jewellery of artist Charles Ricketts: Helen Ritchie

 6th October

Peggy Guggenheim: Alexandra Epps       

3rd November

The Art and Culture of fin-de-siècle Vienna: Gavin Plumley

 1st December

The Inventors of Christmas: Alan Read


Study Day

Tuesday 17th March

Riviera Paradise: Mary Alexander

(Study Day Venue  –  The Leisure Centre Rainbow Room)



 Thursday 17th September:

5 day tour: The Historic Houses and Heritage of Bristol, Tyntesfield, Wells and Bath



Tuesday 21st April                  Greenwich

Wednesday 10th June             Charleston and Alfriston (see lecture in June)

Tuesday 8th September           Standen

Tba October                                Opera at Glyndebourne

Tba                                               Ballet