Join us at 10:30am on Thursday, 29 October 2020 for our first virtual study day with Nicola Moorby


Nicola is an independent art historian specialising in British art of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Formerly a curator and researcher at Tate Britain, Nicola will enlighten us on the epic rivalry between the two giants of British art, as unlike in background and temperament as their paintings were in style. These two creative geniuses transformed the art of landscape paintings during the 19th century. The morning sets them head- to-head and examines their differences and their similarities, such as when considering Turner’s watercolours and pencil studies and Constable’s oil sketches. The morning also provides an enjoyable overview of the British art world during the 19th century. Nicola traces their life stories, and their revolutionary approach to sketching landscapes. Finally, the showstoppers, a comparison of The Hay Wain vs The Fighting Temeraire in terms of style, reputation and legacy.

Because of the virtual format, the Study Day will be shorter than normal.

The timings for the morning will be as follows:
10:30 am   First Lecture
11:15 am   Short Break
11:35 am   Second lecture
The second lecture will end at approximately 12:10 pm after which there will be time for questions.

The cost of the Study Day will be £20. We would prefer you to make a direct payment to our bank account as shown in the email sent to members or if you wish to pay by cheque, please make it payable to “TASRTW” and send it to Helen Sanders, our Membership Secretary, at the address already provided.

Those who have booked will be sent the link to join nearer the time.

Venue for all study days (once Covid-19 restrictions lifted): Village Hall, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells TN3 0JJ. There is free car parking at the venue. For further information, go to:

Previous study days:

February 2020 – The magnificent Maya – fact and fantasy (speaker: Dr Diane Davies)

October 2019 – The Changing Face of Fashion (speaker: Andrew Prince)

February 2019 – A History of Art – A Journey of Discovery (speaker: Leslie Primo BA MA)

October 2018 – Klimt and the Vienna Secession 1918-2018 (speaker: Dr Anne Anderson BS PhD FSA)