26th September 2012
The genius of Rene Lalique: Jewellery and Glass
The legendary French designer's contribution to the Decorative Arts.
Speaker: Eric Knowles
31st October 2012
The Hitler Emigrés
Their impact on British Artistic and Cultural Life.
Speaker: Daniel Snowman
28th November 2012
The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale
The lecture examines the basis for his fame and concludes that he was to English furniture what Shakespeare was to English literature.
Speaker: Janus Karczewski-Slowikowski
30th January 2013
Ocean Liner Art: Ships that shaped our lives
Featuring artwork relating to Isambard Kingdom Brunel's pioneering ships Great Western, the first iron-hulled liner Great Britain, and Great Eastern and in addition other celebrated liners.
Speaker: James Taylor
27th February 2013
Opera: The melting pot of culture
Opera has always made a virtue of reflecting the society that pays for it.
Speaker: Sarah Lenton
27th March 2013
Harlots, Rakes and Crashing China
An accidental introduction to 18th Century ceramics and to the works of William Hogarth.
Speaker: Lars Tharp
24th April 2013
Sir Edwin Lutyens
Often considered to be Britain's greatest architect since Sir Christopher Wren.
Speaker: Anthea Streeter
29th May 2013
At the Sign fo the Falcon
The life and works of Harry Murphy - Goldsmith, Silversmith and unique Englishman.
Speaker: John Benjamin
26th June 2013
The Medici and the Magnificance of Mother Nature
Gardens and Villas of Poggio a Caiano, Pratolino, Castello and Boboli.
Speaker: Daniel Evans
20th September 2012
Visti to Buckingham Palace and the exhibition of the Queen's Diamonds.
18th October 2012
Visit to Rangers House, Greenwich, to see the Wernher Collection.
13th November 2012
Visit to the Masonic Temple, Covernt Garden and the Peter Lely exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery.
28th November 2012
Welcome drink for New Members after the lecture.
12th February 2013
Visit to the Bank of England Museum and the Museum of London.
14th March 2013
Annual Lunch at The Gatsby, Berkhamsted
11th April 2013
Visit to the Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition at the British Museum, including a lenture.
7th-12th May 2013
Residential Trip Lisbon - Art and Cultural Tour
20th June 2013
Visit to Wrest Park, Bedfordshire.
Refunds will only be made if the place(s) can be re-sold.