Programme 2012-13

Lecture Programme

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

Events Programme

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.