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 2020-21 Programme, please click on the link below:
To look at our previous programmes, please click on the links below:
Full information and links to online events will be sent to members nearer the time.
21st September 2020 – Online lecture
Art transported: how did it get here from where it was made? Who owned it before?
Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe MA, PhD
19th October 2020 – Online lecture
Who done it? Hitchcock: The master of suspense.
2nd November 2020 – Online AGM
16th November 2020
John Singer Sargent – much more than a modern Van Dyck
14th December 2020
A right royal Christmas
18th January 2021
The art of the steal: Nazi looting during WW2
15th February 2021
The politeness of princes: The reality of medieval etiquette and table manners
Imogen Corrigan BA (Hons)
15th March 2021
Cleopatra: The most womanly of women and the most queenly of queens
Lucy Hughes, Hallett Fellow, Royal Society of Literature
19th April 2021
Highlights of the Russell – Cotes art gallery and museum
James Taylor PhD
17th May 2021
Food in art: How for centuries, glorious food has made glorious art
Alan Read MA
21st June 2021
British seaside holiday: History, architecture and entertainment