Our lectures are held at Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond TW9 1DH.

We meet on the first Tuesday of every month except January for drinks at 7pm and a one-hour lecture 8pm.

Guests and new members are especially welcome to join us there.

The May and November lectures are are our regular “Bring Friends Free” lectures. Bring as many friends as you like! Everybody is welcome to come along for free in May and November.

Other lectures
Members: Free
Guests: £5 per person payable at the door.
NADFAS members: £4 payable at the door.
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 2 July 2019
AGM at 7.30pm
Lecture at 8pm
A Load of Old Balls
Speaker: Simon Inglis
Cricket balls were made of cork, worsted, hemp, brown oats, suet, lard, alum, stale ale and dragon’s blood. Can this really be true or is it just a load of old balls?
Following the July lecture, the committee invites you to stay for drinks and nibbles.

Tuesday 6 August 2019
Fortitude and Fancy – Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn
Speaker: Nicholas Henderson
The story of Henry VIII’s two most important queens, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, and the social, religious and political consequences of their struggles for ascendancy.

Tuesday 3 September 2019
Art in Advertising
Speaker: Tony Rawlins
How the advertising industry exploited fine art

Tuesday 1 October 2019
A Kelmscott Chaucer
Speaker: Dominic Riley

Tuesday 5 November 2019
How to Steal a Million
Speaker: Shauna Isaac

Tuesday 3 December 2019
Optical Entertainment Before the Movies
Speaker: Andrew Gill

Tuesday 4 February 2020
The Magic of Prague
Speaker: Gavin Plumley

Tuesday 3 March 2020
Great Fire of Westminster 1834
Speaker: Christopher Rogers

Tuesday 7 April 2020
So they do all cook – Ravilious, Bawden and the Artists of Great Bardfield
Speaker: Jo Walton

Tuesday 5 May 2020
Harlots, Rakes and Crashing China
Speaker: Lars Tharp

Tuesday 2 June 2020
Last Supper in Pompeii (to be confirmed)
Speaker: Paul Roberts

Tuesday 7 July 2020
Threads of History: The World of the Bayeux Tapestry
Speaker: Rupert Willoughby

Tuesday 4 August 2020
Scottish Painter Charles Mackie: His Life and Influences
Speaker: Pat Clark

Tuesday 8 September 2020
To be arranged

Tuesday 6 October 2020
To be arranged

Tuesday 3 November 2020
To be arranged

Tuesday 1 December 2020
The Magic of Pantomime
Speaker: Ian Gledhill

Click here for last year’s lectures.