Lectures commence at 10.30 prompt - Coffee from 9.45
Before joining why don't you come to one of our meetings ?
V I S I T
Tuesday January 16
The Postal Museum
and Mail Rail
MiLord Abroad - The British Grand Tour
by William Forrester
Tuesday January 23
New Members' Drinks
Lawrence of Arabia : Excavating a Legend
by Dr Neil Falkner FSA
Neil works as a freelance lecturer, editor, writer, excavator and occasional broadcaster. He has appeared in Channel 4's Time Team programme and various documentaries for satellite and digital broadcasters.
SPECIAL INTEREST DAY - BOOKING REQUIRED
Upper Hall Tuesday February 6
William lectures for the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum, the National
Gallery and the National Trust. He has written several books and written and presented programmes for TV and radio. He is a Blue Badge Guide and Lecturer.
William's tour begins with the perils and pleasures of the journey via Calais, Paris and the Alps. Then to Florence, Naples and Venice and from there to Rome. On returning home we see how the tour influenced the exterior and interior of the British Town and Country House.
Tuesday February 27
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
by Anthea Streeter
Anthea studied Fine and Decorative Arts in London and continued her studies at Harvard University. It was there that she became interested in 20th century architecture. She has lectured widely around the UK.
Tuesday March 13
Charles 1 - King and Collector
Tuesday March 27
Tuesday April 24
Bring a Guest Free
Lest We Forget: The Moving Story of Britain's War Memorials
by Andrew Davies MA (Hons)(Oxon)
Andrew is an Extra-Mural Tutor for London, Essex and The Open University; author of nine books including The East End Nobody Knows He has lectured all over the world and organises walks to complement his lectures.
Votes for Women! Art, Suffragettes & Female Politicians
by Dr Caroline Shenton
Caroline is an archivist, historian and writer. She was formerly Director of the Parliamentary Archives. Her first book, The Day Parliament Burned Down won top prize at the inaugural Political Book Awards in 2013 and her second book, Mr Barry's War, was published in 2016.
Tuesday May 15
Tuesday May 29
Basingstoke and it's Contribution to World Culture
by Rupert Willoughby
Rupert specialises in the domestic and social life of the past. He has published articles and books, the latest of which is Basingstoke and it's Contribution to World Culture. He is an occasional broadcaster and experienced lecturer.
The Promenade des Anglais: The Artists of Nice
by The Right Revd Christopher Herbert BA PGCE MPhil Ph.D
Christopher has lectured widely in Galleries, Institutions both here and abroad and in churches and cathedrals throughout England and in Italy. Until recently he was Archbishop of St Albans and a member of the House of Lords.
Tuesday June 26
Tuesday July 10
Great Dixter Gardens
September 4 - 9
Tuesday September 25
Punch and Judy (A Subversive Symbol from Commedia Dell' Arte to the Present Day)
by Bertie Pearce
Bertie is a Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. He has shared his passion for Magic, Punch and Judy, Victorian Pastimes and Charles Dickens and his performances have taken him worldwide.
Silk Mill, Whitchurch
Sapphire Gin Distillery
Tuesday October 16
AGM - 10.15 START
Tuesday October 23
The Art of North America
by Valerie Woodgate BA
Valerie is a Lecturer and Guide of Tate Britain and Tate Modern and other major galleries and, on religious art, in churches and cathedrals. She is also involved with art for the blind and partially-sighted.
Tuesday November 13
NB - Not 4th Tuesday
Downton Abbey Revealed - The Story of Highclere Castle
by Matthew Williams
Matthew lectures widely on nineteenth and twentieth century designs. A recognised expert in the work of the designer William Bruges, he has been the Curator of Cardiff Castle since 1990.
Tuesday December 18
Bring a Guest Free
Messenger or Missile - Angels with Glad Tidings, Doom, Gloom or Perdition?
by Caroline Holmes
Caroline has lectured worldwide and for major organisations in the UK. She is the author of eleven books; is involved in theatre productions and is a presenter and contributor on TV and BBC Radio 4.
FOLLOWED BY MULLED WINE AND MINCE PIES