Lectures 2018–2019

Lively, unmissable monthly lectures by internationally recognised experts.

Be transported away from the chaos of everyday life – to the beauty of fine paintings; the glory of architecture; the unique engineering and craftsmanship of motor cars or the genius of composers.

Our 40 minute lectures, given by world class professionals, embrace every Art Form and the life stories behind the most gifted men and women who inspired them.

Your first visit to one of our very special Lectures is FREE and thereafter £6. We’re sure that you will then want to join this group of lovely like-minded people for only £46 a year.


L.S. LOWRY: A Visionary Artist

L.S. Lowry: A Visionary Artist

Michael Howard | September 17th 2018

We all know L.S. Lowry – an extraordinarily talented artist who recorded the events of the Industrial Revolution. Michael Howard is a recognised expert.


THE HISTORY OF THE ROLLS-ROYCE MASCOT

The History of the Rolls-Royce Mascot

Malcolm Tucker | October 15th 2018

Rolls Royce epitomises the finest craftsmanship. A former Owners Club Chairman touches on art, history & culture. We hope to have selected Rolls-Royce cars on display.


TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD: CAPTAIN COOK AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT

To the Far Side of the World: Captain Cook and the Enlightenment

Peter Warwick | November 19th 2018

Peter Warwick is an authority on this subject and an inspirational lecturer. Note: AGM starts at 10.30am.


A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS IN MUSIC AND PAINTING

A Celebration of Christmas in Music and Painting

Janet Canetty-Clarke | December 10th 2018

With 35 years lecuring experience, this will be the irrepressible Janet’s 8th visit! Followed by Christmas Buffet.


VENICE IN 18TH CENTURY LONDON

Venice in 18th Century London

Peter Medhurst | January 21st 2019

A talented musician himself, the much-sought-after Peter Medhurst links the world of music with the visual arts.


THE SHAKERS: THE FUNDAMENTALIST RELIGIOUS SECT

The Shakers: The Fundamentalist Religious Sect

John Ericson | February 18th 2019

The extraordinary story of the twenty communities attempting to build Utopia in the 19th century.


HAMPTON COURT PALACE

Hampton Court Palace

Jonathan Foyle | March 18th 2019

If you’ve watched Lucy Worsley you’ll be familiar with HCP, the heart of the Monachy in the 16th-18th centuries. The BBC’s Foyle brings us more on a fascinating subject.


FOREIGNERS IN LONDON 1520-1677

Foreigners in London 1520-1677

Leslie Primo | April 15th 2019

We have been waiting to list Leslie Primo, Scholar of Art and History, for several years. He is not to be missed.


THE PRE-RAPHAELITES: YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENT 1848-1860

The Pre-Raphaelites: Years of Achievement 1848-1860

Julian Halsby | May 20th 2019

An entrancing glimpse of this talented group’s lifestyle, responsible for some of the most moving images ever created.


HOLBEIN TO BYRD: THE ART AND MUSIC OF THE TUDOR CENTURY

Holbein to Byrd: The Art and Music of the Tudor Century

Mark Cottle | June 17th 2019

Two geniuses of Britain’s past. Many of us have sung anthems by Willam Byrd which are in every Cathedral’s core repertoire 400 years later.