Venue for all study days: Village Hall, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells TN3 0JJ. There is free car parking at the venue. For further information, go to:

Date: Thursday 20th February 2020

Title: The magnificent Maya – fact and fantasy

Speaker: Dr. Diane Davies

Diane is an archaeologist who specialises in the Ancient Maya – a civilisation little known about in the UK. At our Study Day Diane will discuss the major achievements of the Maya as well as pointing out the common misunderstandings we have of this remarkable civilisation. The Maya created one of the most sophisticated civilisations in the ancient world. Their achievements in the arts and sciences, along with the complex social, political and economic systems, make them one of the most remarkable culture groups in the pre-Columbian Americas. These people brought us an intricate calendar system, complex hieroglyphic writing, some of the largest pyramids in the world, a form of ball game that was like no other and – most importantly – chocolate!

To book your place, please contact Marilyn Glover on 01892 512018 or email

Previous study days:

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)