In normal times our Study Days were held in the Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond TW9 1SA which is a 10-minute walk from Richmond Railway Station and a 5-minute walk from Richmond Bus Station.  There are frequent buses from the railway station to the bus station. The Vestry Hall is in the Richmond one-way system at the top of Eton Street where it meets Paradise Road, on the other side of the road. Click here for a location mapRegistration was at 10am and the first lecture started at 10.30am.  The study day finished at about 3pm.

We are now presenting our study days online on Zoom and YouTube as two 45-minute talks with a 10-minute break between the two.  The links are emailed out the day before.  

Guests and friends are especially welcome to join us for £10pp.  If you would like to come to any study day please email and he will send you the Zoom/YouTube links together with payment details. 

Wednesday 27 October 2021
Jacqueline Cockburn on Spanish Art in a Golden Age

Wednesday 16 February 2022
Chris Alexander on The Silk Road
We will explore the Silk Road through the lens of textiles and how wool, silk and cotton changed the fortunes, cultures and landscape of Central Asia and we will we examine how Central Asia came under Russian and Soviet influence and how art was used in propaganda, moulding and influencing the Muslim peoples now under Russian atheist rule. We will hear how independence of ‘the -stans’ has led to a resurgence in art and textiles, particularly the silk carpet workshop founded by Chris, reviving 15th century carpet design based on Persian illuminated manuscripts.

Tuesday 31 May 2022
Lucrezia Walker on The Age of Dutch Art
The Modern Art Market began in 17th century Holland where travellers to the Low Countries observed that there were more artists than butchers in Amsterdam! Lucrezia explains what drove this new market in this new republic of the Dutch Golden Age.

Click here for last year’s study days.