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:

2020-21 Programme – The Arts Society Royal Tunbridge Wells

To look at our previous programmes, please click on the links below:

2020-21 Programme:

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 and AGM

Who done it? Hitchcock: The master of suspense.

John Francis

16th November 2020 

Frost fairs on the frozen Thames

Nicholas Reed

18th January 2021

The art of the steal: Nazi looting during WW2

Shauna Isaac

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

Jackie Marsh-Hobbs