Update – March 2016

At her lecture on the 2nd March, Vivien Heffernan explored Shakespeare through the eyes of artists, making use of visual images and sound recordings. She has a long association with Stratford and Shakespeare and her lecture lived up to her previous high standards.

On the 6th April, Leslie Primo will return to Leamington Spa to talk to us about the philosophers, industrialists and scientists who were members of the Lunar Society, a gentlemen’s club in Birmingham in the 18th Century. He will explore their achievements, common interests and connections through the paintings of Reynolds and other artists.

There are still places available on the trip to Bath in September, at a cost of £329 per person. This three day break will include visits to an 18th century landscape garden, art galleries, Bath Abbey (where evensong can be heard), the refurbished Roman Baths, the Assembly Rooms, a private tour of the American museum etc. If you cannot reserve a place at the April lecture, I suggest you contact John Clark whose email address and telephone number are on the programme card but please remember that he will be in Malta for part of March.

All the tickets for the day trip to Wightwick Manor have been sold and there is a waiting list. There are a few tickets left for the Biennial Dinner on the 25th May.

Felicity Furber, Chairman.