Planned programme for 2021 – 2022

  • 7 September 21: Nigel Bates “They Make No Noise”

    What is it that conductors do that makes orchestras respond in so many different ways? Read more…

  • 5 October 21: Tessa Boase “Fashion, Fury and Feminism: Women’s Fight for Change”

    This lecture shines a light on the intriguing story of women’s love affair with plumage -  and of the brave… Read more…

  • 2 November 21: Jo Banham “Williams Morris wallpapers and textiles”

    William Morris’s famous injunction to “have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or beautiful”… Read more…

  • 7 December 21: Anthony Russell “English Furniture Design Today – the great commissions of Luke Hughes”

    With major furniture commissions in 54 of the 68 Oxbridge colleges, countless museums, palaces, boardrooms and churches, it is highly… Read more…

  • 1 March 22: Jaqueline Cockburn “Joaquin Sorolla: A painter of Light”

    A Spanish painter who created a world full of light and colour which delights the senses. Read more…

  • 5 April 22: James Lindow “Northern Lights: The Influence of Netherlandish Art on the Italian Renaissance”

    This lecture considers the influence of the Art of the Low Countries on Italian Renaissance Art. Generally viewed as a… Read more…

  • 3 May 22: Matthew Williams “Portmeirion – a Welsh Italianate fantasy”

    Portmeirion is an extraordinary surprise; a colourful and delightful fantasy village on the coast of north Wales.   Created from the… Read more…

  • 7 June 22: Sue Jackson “The Cultural Heritage of the Huguenots”

    An introduction to the great impact Huguenot refugees had on British culture in the 1700s. As silk weavers, goldsmiths, ironworkers… Read more…

  • 5 July 22: Ian Swankie “Great Railway Stations”

    A journey around some of the most evocative and splendid stations in the world.  Magnificent Architecture, brilliant Engineering and  numerous… Read more…