Our one-hour 8pm lectures are held at Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond TW9 1DH where we meet on the first Tuesday of every month except January.  For the time being we are not serving drinks before the lectures but we will do so at 7pm as soon as we are able to.

We are also showing our monthly lectures online on Zoom and often on YouTube if the lecturer allows.  The lectures are also recorded if the lecturer allows.  The links are emailed out the day before each lecture.  If you are not a member and have not received the link, please email Richard@Lebus.net and he will send you the links.

Guests and new members are especially welcome to join us.

The May and September lectures are “Bring Friends Free” lectures. Bring as many friends as you like! Everybody is welcome to come along for free in May and September.  You don’t need to be accompanied by a member. Just turn up at the door (you know what I mean!) and enjoy the lecture for free.

Lecture fees
Members of The Arts Society Richmond: Free
Guests and members of other Arts Societies: £5 per person payable at the door or by cheque, bank transfer or credit card.
Students: Free, upon production of your student card.

If you would like to, you are most welcome to come along for a taster lecture. The fee you pay is refunded if you join as a member.

Tuesday 6 July 2021
Lecture at 8pm
The English Face Unmask’d – 500 Years of Portraiture, Materials and Techniques 
Speaker: Sarah Cove

This title relates to the catalogue for The Suffolk Collection at Kenwood House in Hampstead which houses the most well-known group of portraits by Jacobean court painter William Larkin (active 1609-19) alongside notable examples of English portraits from the 16th-19th centuries.

Tuesday 3 August 2021
Lecture at 8pm
The British Stable: An Architectural & Art Historical Survey 
Speaker: Christopher Garibaldi

In so many country houses open to the public both stables and carriage houses have been converted into either the restaurant or gift shop. This lecture looks at the architectural history of the British stable from the late medieval period to the end of the 19th century.

Tuesday 7 September 2021
Lecture at 8pm
Music in Art
Speaker: Sophie Matthews

Tuesday 5 October 2021
Lecture at 8pm
Double Dutch: The Secret Language of Dutch Still Life Paintings
Speaker: Lynne Gibson

Tuesday 2 November 2021
Lecture at 8pm
A Paradise Garden: The Arts of Medieval Natural Symbols
Speaker: Jonathan Foyle

Tuesday 7 December 2021
Lecture at 8pm
A Brief Story of Wine
Speaker: David Wright

Tuesday 1 February 2022
Lecture at 8pm
Rituals and Riches: The History of the Southern Indian Temple
Speaker: Georgina Bexon

Tuesday 1 March 2022
Lecture at 8pm
Industrialism and Revival: How It Changed the World of Architechture
Speaker: John Sherlock

Tuesday 5 April 2022
Lecture at 8pm
The Macclesfield Psalter: Piety and Humour in 14th Century England
Speaker: Sally Dormer

Tuesday 3 May 2022
Lecture at 8pm
First Catch a Squirrel: Historical Materials and Techniques of Painting in the 15th and 16th Centuries
Speaker: Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe

Tuesday 7 June 2022
Lecture at 8pm
Denys Ladun and The National Theatre: Architectural Masterpiece or was Prince Charles right after all?
Speaker: Alan Read

Tuesday 5 July 2022
Lecture at 8pm
New Art for the New Society: Art in the Service of the Russian Revolution
Speaker: Natalia Murray

Click here for last year’s lectures.