Lecture programmes

Mid Eighteenth Century English Rococo Silver, its Social Context and the Adventures of its Owners and Makers

Category: 2019-2020 season

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN POSTPONED 6 May 2020 Ralph Hoyle Ralph…

What Did the Egyptians Ever Do For Bolton?

Category: 2019-2020 season

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED 1 April 2020 Jacqueline Hyman Jacqueline…

From Peasants to Czars: a portrait of 19th century Russia

Category: 2019-2020 season

Wednesday 4 March 2020 Please note that this lecture replaces the previously advertised lecture¬†Provenance…


From Downton to Gatsby: Jewellery and Fashion 1890 – 1929

Category: 2019-2020 season

Wednesday 5 February 2020 Andrew Prince Andrew Prince has had a passion for jewellery…

Joseph of Nazareth: Best Supporting Actor. The Quiet Man Behind the Christmas Crib and His Changing Face in Art

Category: 2019-2020 season

Wednesday 4 December 2019 Amina Wright Amina Wright is a curator of historic art…

The Roaring Twenties: Art, Design and High Society

Category: 2019-2020 season

Wednesday 6 November 2019 Joanna Banham Jo Banham is a freelance curator, lecturer and…


The Gate of Heroes: How Chinese Porcelain Was Made and Delivered to Europe

Category: 2019-2020 season

Wednesday 2 October 2019 Lars Tharp For our 10th year anniversary celebration lecture, we…

Frank Matcham’s Masterpieces: Theatre Design & Architecture in Britain

Category: 2019-2020 season

Wednesday 4 September 2019 Simon Rees Simon Rees studied at Colchester Royal Grammar School…