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) and those on the waiting list may attend two lectures each year. This is by prior arrangement with the Membership Secretary and the payment of a small charge of £5.00. Members and Guests must also register on the day.
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.
Members and their guests must register before going into the theatre.
From pageant to pop: A history of music in London
Roger Askew MA BA Mus
Monday 17th June
Played in London: Charting the history of a city at play
Monday 16th September
The Emperor Constantine
Dr Isabella Image
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
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