Tuesday 2 September 2014
Frost Fairs on the Thames
Speaker: Nicholas Reed
Art historian, archaeologist and great supporter of the Globe Theatre.
Tuesday 7 October 2014
Bringing Back the Needle: The Story of an Obelisk
Speaker: Clive Barham Carter
Experienced Egyptologist and lecturer; member of the Egypt Exploration Society.
Tuesday 4 November 2014
Silver in the Service of Tea, Coffee and Chocolate
Speaker: Ian Pickford
Freeman of The Goldsmiths’ Company and experienced lecturer and broadcaster (Antiques Roadshow).
Tuesday 2 December 2014
The Corked Conjurer
Speaker: Ian Keable
A professional magician and a member of the Inner Magic Circle; knowledgeable about Dickens, an amateur conjurer.
Following the December lecture, we stayed for drinks and mince pies.
Tuesday 3 February 2015
Beyond Blue Skies: Unidentified Flying Objects in Renaissance Art
Speaker: Siân Walters
Specialist in 15th and 16th century Italian painting and Spanish art. Has worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice.
Tuesday 3 March 2015
Great Photographs of the 20th Century
Speaker: Brian Stater
Lecturer in photography, architecture and history, and a photographer experimenting now with a pre-War Leica.
Tuesday 7 April 2015
The Artist as Reporter: British Artists and World War I
Speaker: Jo Walton
Combines lecturing with art bookselling and guiding at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern.
Tuesday 5 May 2015
Discovering the Paintings You Own: the Public Catalogue Foundation and the ‘Your Paintings’ Project
Speaker: Mary Rose Rivett-Carnac
Has spent recent years working on this unique national project.
Tuesday 2 June 2015
Elisabeth Frink: the Expressive Power of Bronze
Speaker: Frank Woodgate
Lecturer and guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Tuesday 7 July 2015
AGM at 7.30pm
Lecture at 8pm
Fit for Purpose: Constable’s Painting Techniques c 1802-37
Speaker: Sarah Cove
Easel paintings conservator and specialist in historic paintings. Foremost authority on Constable’s materials and techniques.
Following the July lecture, we stayed on for drinks and nibbles.