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Tuesday 10th September

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Is it Art? is the first lecture of our new season.  Our speaker is Lynne Gibson. Join Lynne to shake up some preconceptions and face up to some prejudices; to ask:  But…is it art? for more information click here September lecture  

visit to Knole

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Tuesday 15th October     Knole – Past and Present.  Our visit to Knole includes a guided tour of the showrooms and the conservation studio. In addition of course there is the magnificent 600 year old estate to explore and  a café for light refreshments   More details to follow shortly

Membership renewal

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It is time to renew your membership for the coming year – i.e. September 2019 until August 2020. We will again be collecting subscriptions at the June and July meetings, as we do not meet in August. The annual subscription will be £49.00 per member as agreed at the AGM in May. This year you will again […]

Next lecture Tuesday 11th June

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Our June lecture on Tuesday 11th June will be given by Colin Davies – his topic is Zaha Hadid – Architectural Superstar Architectural historians of the future will surely recognise Dame Zaha as one of the most important architects of the early 21st century. She was born in Iraq and her reputation was global, but she made Britain […]

next lecture and AGM

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 Please remember we start at 10.30 for our AGM.  Coffee and tea will be available from 10 am.This will be followed by: Hilary Williams:  THE WALLACE COLLECTION, THE FRICK COLLECTION AND THEIR CONNECTION WITH KNOLE  Hilary will explore the foundation of the Wallace collection and how that influenced the establishment of the Frick Collection in […]

Gads Hill Place

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Sunday 11thAugust 2019.  Tour of Gad’s Hill Place and Cream Tea.  Cost £10.00 – An opportunity to visit the home of Charles Dickens  click here for more details   Gads Hill visit flyer

Next lecture – Tuesday 9th April

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POTS AND FROCKS – THE WORLD OF GRAYSON PERRY.  Our  speaker  is Ian Swankie. Widely known for his appearances dressed as his feminine alter ego, Claire, Grayson Perry RA is now a core part of the art establishment.  His works of ceramics, textiles, tapestries and prints are highly sought after. Often controversial, he is able to […]

Evaluating lectures

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We would like to ask more of our member their views about our Lectures. Your evaluation and the others we receive will be confidential and will remain anonymous. The idea is to ask a different group of members every time so you wont be asked that often. We send evaluations of all our lectures to the […]

Tuesday March 12th Lecture

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Our lecture on 12th March is THE SPIRIT OF THE WAY: THE PILGRIMAGE TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA. Our speaker is   Hilary Hope Guise Hilary will explore the Spiritual and Artistic aspects of the famous pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella.

Visit to the Watts Gallery – July 16th

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We are planning to visit the Watts Gallery on Tuesday 16th July. Booking are now being taken. The Watts Gallery and artists’ village, near Guildford includes the home, gallery, grounds, Grade I listed Arts and Crafts chapel and studio of the great Victorian artist George Frederic Watts and the renowned designer Mary Watts. Cost:£36.00 p.p. (or […]