Our Lecture Programme

THE ARTS SOCIETY, and at our local level THE ARTS SOCIETY ROMSEY, bring people together through a shared curiosity in the arts.
We embrace the entire range of the arts.
Our events provide a welcoming space to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts.


Each year The Arts Society Romsey puts on a programme of ten lectures, on the first Tuesday of each month, apart from January and August. They cover a broad range of art, sculpture, architecture and design, as well as a variety of related subjects, including textiles, glassware, ceramics, theatre and music.
The lectures are chosen by us from the The Arts Society directory of some 300 speakers, all experts in their field, many of national and international renown and all excellent communicators. Between them they offer over 4000 different lecture titles on both well known artists and their work, and some less well known or even quirky, covering times from prehistoric to the present day.
The Arts Society’s monitoring of lectures delivered (based on feedback from its member societies) ensures that the results are always of the highest quality, and are kept fresh and lively.
Our lectures are rated by our members, a randomly  chosen number of whom are provided with a rating form at each lecture, and by each committee member. These results are combined to provide the following ratings.
  • The 2015-16 lectures were rated Outstanding 3, Excellent 4, Very Good 3.
  • The 2016-17 lectures were rated Outstanding  2, Excellent  5, Very Good 1, Good 2.
The Crosfield Hall offers an ideal setting with its large projection screen. Our powerful digital projector gives superb reproduction, and state of the art microphones provide excellent sound quality.
There is an audio loop system for those with impaired hearing.

Lectures commence at 11:00 sharp and last for just over 1 hour. Complimentary coffee and tea are served from 10:00 in the Annexe, providing an opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones prior to the lecture.

A limited number of guests are welcome to each lecture, on payment of £7.00. It is not a requirement that guests are on the waiting list.

The 2017-18 programme may be seen here.

Unless explicitly noted, lectures are held at the Crossfield Hall