Tales of a Mysterious Land: Legends and Archaeology of Ethiopia. – Louise Schofield (Evening Meeting) – March 2020

How Napier became the Art Deco Capital. – Martin Lloyd – February 2020

Vincent Van Gogh – Madman or Genius.  – Anthony Russel – January 2020

The Origins of our English Christmas. – Roger Askew – November 2019

When Britain clicked. The Photography of the Swinging 60’s.  (Preceded by the AGM) – Brian Slater – October 2019

Mars and the Muses. The Renaissance Art of Armour. – Tobias Capwell – September 2019

Gender and the Body – Kept Behind the Curtain – the Nude. – Leslie Primo – June 2019

Eagle, Dan Dare and the Art of Frank Hampson. – Howard Smith – May 2019

Raffles – Art Collector and Discoverer of Singapore. – Denise Heywood – April 2019

Children in Art – How children Develop in Visual Expression. – Richard Box – March 2019

The Borgias – The most Famous Family in History. – Sarah Dunant – March 2019 (Evening Meeting)

Anthony Gormley – A Body of Work.  – Rosalind Whyte – February 2019

Pop Art on both Sides of the Atlantic. – Ray Warburton – January 2019

The Wind in the Willows revisited through its Illustrator. – John Ericson – November 2018

The Festival of Britain 1951 and its Design Legacy (Preceded by the AGM). – Sally Hoban – October 2018

“…a little revolution” – Eric Gill, Jacob Epstein and the revival of the Romanesque Tradition and Direct Carving in Stone. – Madeline Goold – September 2018

Faber and Faber – the Designs and History – Toby Faber June 2018

Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse – the Best of Friendly Rivals – Ray Warburton – May 2018

Peter the Great and the Making of Modern RussiaPatricia Erskine-HillApril 2018

Adventures among the nomadic tribes of Iran and Afghanistan – searching for the woven art of the nomads. – Brian MacDonald – March 2018

Giles – His Life, Time and Cartoons – Barry Venning – March 2018  (Evening Lecture)

Charles Dickens – the Man and his Life through his Characters – Bertie Pearce – February 2018

As if by Magic.  The secrets of Turner’s Watercolour TechniquesNicola MoorbyJanuary 2018 

Feast and Famine – Eating and Drinking 1500 -1700 – David BostwickNovember 2017

Buried Treasures – Spectacular Hoards of Late Roman Silver (Preceded by the AGM) – Helen Rufus WardOctober 2017

Sculpture in the Landscape – A Journey round Sculpture Parks in Britain – Mary Yule – September 2017

Antoni Gaudi & his Architecture in Barcelona – Anthea Streeter – June 2017

The Foundations of Fashion – The History of Underwear from the 18th to 20th Centuries – Katie Strasdin  – May 2017

Getting under their Skins – Finding Character and Story in Renaissance Art – Sarah Dunant – April 2017

A Child of 6 could do it – Cartoonists and Modern Art – Barry Venning – March 2017

Up the Nile with Amelia – a Victorian Voyage – Clive Bonham Carter – March 2017 (Evening Meeting)

Man Ray – The Magic Man – Antony Penrose – February 2017

Theatre Illusion – Simon Rees –  January 2017

Sing We Yule – A Musical Celebration of the Christmas Season –  Sarah Deere-Jones – November 2016

Thomas Heatherwick: ‘The Leonardo da Vinci of our Times’  – Anthea Streeter –  October 2016

Tribal Rugs: Treasures of the Black Tent – Brian MacDonald –  September 2016

The Influence of the Arts in the Making of Gardens  – Dr Laura de Beden – June 2016

Ivory and Tortoiseshell – Past Uses and Present Bans – Maggie Campbell-Pedersen – May 2016

A Feast for the Eyes. The Frick Collection, New York – Hilary WilliamsApril 2016

Denys Lasdun and the National Theatre: Architectural Masterpiece or was Prince Charles right after all? – Alan Reid – March 2016

The fascinating World of Playing Cards -Yasha Beresinar – March 2016 (Evening Meeting)

Charles Darwin & the Voyage of the Beagle – Dr James Taylor – February 2016

Picasso and his Women – Valerie Woodgate January 2016

Christmas at Covent Garden -Sarah Lenton – November 2015

Old Buildings – Fakes and Fallacies – October 2015

David Hockney – Old Master of Modern Art – Douglas Skeggs – September 2015

The Lime Wood Sculptures of Medieval Germany – Clare Ford-Wille – June 2015

 

Murder, Sex and Mayhem in English Cathedrals – John Vigar – April 2015

The Shakers of North America: Their Beliefs, Architecture and Artefacts – John Ericson – March 2015

Riviera Paradise: Art, Design and Pleasure in the 1920’s – Mary Alexander – March 2015 (Evening Meeting)

English Fairs, Markets and Shops – Andrew Davies – February 2015

The Queen’s Collection – Oliver Everett – January 2015

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary – a Study of the Virgin Mary and how She has been Portrayed – Dr Gerri Parkby – November 2014

The Lambeth Bible – October 2014

Photography as Art – September 2014

Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World –  June 2014

Cornard Wood to Fangorn Forest – British Trees in Art and Literature – May 2014

The Art of Seduction – April 2014

Freemasonry and Masonic Symbols – March 2014 (Evening Meeting)

Early Tudor Art as Propaganda – March 2014

Early Tudor Art as Propaganda – Nicole Mezey  –  March 2014

Antonio Stradivari – Toby Faber –  February 2014

A Glimpse of Heaven – The Stained Glass of Kent – Dick Bolton – January 2014

Merrily on High – The History of the English Christmas Carol – Peter Medhurst – November 2013

Horace Walpole and Srawberry Hill – John Iddon – October 2013

Monuments in English Churches by Chloe Cockerill  September 2013

Lutyens and Jekyll – the Odd Couple  – Steven Desmond – June 2013

Erotic Art – Why are things Indecent in Some Cultures and Not in Others – Richard Box – May 2013

Out of the Blue – the Use of the Colour Blue in Art – Lexa Drysdale – April 2013

The Bayeux Tapestry – March 2013 (Evening Meeting)

Art Theft and Forgery – Heather Birchall – March 2013

Chagall – An Alien in Exile – Hilary Guise – February 2