Lectures are held at Trinity Theatre, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, beginning at 11.00am. Please be seated by 10.50am. The coffee shop is open from 10.00am and for lunch afterwards.

Members may bring two guests each year (one per lecture). This is by prior arrangement with the Membership Secretary and the payment of a small charge of £5.00.

Members and their guests must register before going into the theatre.

Notification of any changes to the programme will be posted on the website and emailed to members for whom we hold a valid email address, if there is time to do so.

In case of adverse weather conditions, if you have not received notification and there is no posting on the website and you have concerns, please contact any Committee Member to confirm whether the meeting will take place.

To download a copy of our 2019-20 Programme, please click on the link below:


Monday 21st October

AGM at 10.30 am

Victoria & Albert – love and art

Barbara Askew BA

Monday 18th November

Coffee: from Arabia to the coffee house

Chris Bradley BA


Monday 20th January

Franz Schubert: the piano and the power of friendship

Graham Griffiths D.Phil, BMus

Monday 17th February

The Hon. East India Company: chintz, export and chinoiserie 1600-1800

Vivienne Lawes

Monday 16th March

The GPO film unit

Howard Smith MA

Monday 20th April

Raphael of Urbino – Artist and Architect

Shirley Smith BA

Monday 18th May

The Benin Bronzes – masterpieces of African Art

Dr Claire Walsh MA, PhD

Monday 15th June

That woman: the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

Anne Sebba