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Our lecture on November 12th 2019

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Making a Stand – Sporting Architecture, list it or lose It?    Speaker: Simon Inglis There are currently over 316,000 listed buildings in England, and thousands more in Scotland and Wales. But only a tiny proportion of those are related to sports or recreation. Simon’s lecture explores why and gives plenty of examples what should be […]

Whats coming up in the new year

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We don’t meet in December so just a brief overview of what we have in store for us in the new year. More details about the lecture can be found under the lectures section on this site or on our section of the national site   14 January 2020      Mad Men and Artists: […]

Tea and Coffee

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Please can you make sure if you wish to have a cup of tea or coffee that you pay £1.00 to Joy in our reception area and collect a raffle ticket which you then hand in when you collect your drink.  We were short in both September and October.  The money we collected was less […]

Visit to Knole on Tuesday 15th October

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A group of 18 spent the Day at Knole on 15th October. The first part of the morning was a tour around the outside of the building with an expert guide telling us about the history of the buildings and the powerful people who built it, extended it and lived in it, pointing out many […]

Visit to Knole

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Tuesday 8th October is the final chance to book your place for the visit to Knole on Tuesday 15th October – so please sign up by speaking to Lynne and Helen on Tuesday    

Tuesday 8th October lecture

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Our Lecture on  Tuesday 8th October is  Power, Propaganda & Men in Tights: English Art Under the Tudors. Our Speaker is Linda Smith This lecture looks at the key developments in early English painting, which in the 16c, were being made largely by foreigners. Important works by artists like Holbein, Eworth and Gheeraerts are explained in […]

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 […]