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.  Drinks are served from 7pm.

We are show our lectures on Zoom but they are not recorded.  The Zoom link is emailed out a day or so before each lecture.  If you are not a member and you want the link, please email Richard@Lebus.net and he will email it to you.

Guests and new members are especially welcome to join us.

Our 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 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.  £7 if viewed online via Zoom (the extra £2 is to cover online ticketing charges).
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. Click here for our membership form.

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

Tuesday 5 July 2022
Lecture at 8pm
Samuel Courtauld: A Vision For Impressionism
Speaker: Natalia Murray

Tuesday 2 August 2022
Lecture at 8pm
The Glasgow Boys, the Glasgow Girls, the Scottish Colourists, and the French Connection
Speaker: Henry Fletcher

Tuesday 6 September 2022
Lecture at 8pm
The History of the City of London as told through Stained Glass
Speaker: Anna Warrillow

Tuesday 4 October 2022
Lecture at 8pm
A Bit of a Carry On – The remarkable story of “Carry On” actor Peter Butterworth and his wife Janet Brown, Britain’s first female TV impressionist, best known for her impression of Mrs Thatcher.
Speaker: Tyler Butterworth

Tuesday 1 November 2022
Lecture at 8pm
Raphael: A Master in the Making
Speaker: Siân Walters
Siân was not able to give the lecture because of illness. We are very grateful to Catherine Parry-Wingfield who stepped in on the day to give a lecture on the Venetian artist Giovanni Tiepolo (1694-1770).

Tuesday 6 December 2022
Lecture at 8pm
She Loves You: The Music of the Sixties (1960-64)
Speaker: Steve King

Tuesday 7 February 2023
Lecture at 8pm
The Beauty and History of Frames
Speaker: Julia Korner

Tuesday 7 March 2023
Lecture at 8pm
The Flowering of the British Renaissance
Speaker: Leslie Primo

Tuesday 4 April 2023
Lecture at 8pm
Royal Jewels and the American Heiresses
Speaker: Andrew Prince

Tuesday 2 May 2023
Lecture at 8pm
The Birth, Growth and Influence of London’s Greatest Auction Houses
Speaker: Grant Ford

Tuesday 6 June 2023
Lecture at 8pm
Face Games: The History and Mystery of Cryptoportraits in Western Art
Speaker: Sophie Oosterwijk

Tuesday 4 July 2023
Lecture at 8pm
Around the World in Aviation Posters
Speaker: Mark Ovenden

Tuesday 1 August 2023
Lecture at 8pm
Pioneering Potteries of the South West
Speaker: Kirsty Hartsiotis

Tuesday 5 September 2023
Lecture at 8pm
A Musical Extravaganza
Speaker: Peter Medhurst

Tuesday 3 October 2023
Lecture at 8pm
Grayson Perry: Uncovering His World
Speaker: Jacky Klein

Tuesday 7 November 2023
Lecture at 8pm
Peter Breughel the Elder
Speaker: Stella Grace Lyons

Tuesday 5 December 2023
Lecture at 8pm

Tuesday 6 February 2024
Lecture at 8pm
An Easy Day for a Lady: Women Mountaineers
Speaker: Katy Strasdin

Tuesday 5 March 2024
Lecture at 8pm
Joseph Boulogne: The Chevalier de St Georges – The African Mozart
Speaker: Chris Newlands

Tuesday 2 April 2024
Lecture at 8pm
American Impressionism in the Garden
Speaker: Caroline Holmes

Tuesday 7 May 2024
Lecture at 8pm
Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Passion of Musical Theatre
Speaker: John Snelson

Tuesday 4 June 2024
Lecture at 8pm
The Triumph of Lutyens – New Delhi
Speaker: Anthony Peers

Tuesday 2 July 2024
Lecture at 8pm
Fiction Fallacy and Fake News: Spin and Propaganda Through the Ages
Speaker: Geri Parlby

Click here for last year’s lectures