Lectures

The Arts Society
Royal Leamington Spa

Lecture Programme  2019-20

The programme for this year covers a wide time-period, from the 10th century BC Queen of Sheba in September to the work, among others, of a contemporary female photographer in June.

Along the way, we look at early medieval art in Britain and Ireland in February, the work of Raphael in High Renaissance Italy in April, and Peggy Guggenheim, a lady who changed the face of 20th century art, in May.

Bertie Pearce returns in March to tell us about ‘Charles Dickens: The Man and his Life Through His Characters’, we take a light-hearted look at the ‘Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard’ in October, and an intriguing look at how we use art to fox the forger of the passport in November.

And our season ends with the very British ‘Art of Taking Tea’ in July.

Lectures are given in the Avon Hall at the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, (www.warwickdc.gov.uk).

They are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month from September through to July, but there are no  lectures in December or January.

Members are welcome to bring guests, but the same guest may attend only two lectures each year. Guests are asked to sign the Visitors’ Book upon arrival.  Donations from guests are welcome.

Lectures start at 11.00 am for Morning members and 2.00 pm for Afternoon members. Members should be in their seats by 10.55 am and 1.55 pm as there are generally some announcements before the lecture. Sessions usually finish by 12.15 pm and 3.15 pm.

Refreshments are available from 10.00 am for Morning members and from 1.00 pm for Afternoon members. There is only one lecture on the 1st July 2020, and that will be at 11:15am, after our AGM at 10:30am.

Members must register on arrival by showing their programme card to the committee member on the door as they enter.

If you wish to use the hearing loop facility, please collect a headset from reception.

For details of reading lists for these lectures please contact 

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