Photo Library on Flickr

All photographs taken at lectures, events, Special Interest Days, trips, etc. are stored in Albums on Flickr at

You can access the individual Albums by clicking on the links below.


Individual Albums include:


2017-2018 season

July 2018: Programme Launch event at the Lowther Pavilion

July 2018: Volunteers Afternoon Tea at the Pavilion, St Annes

July 2018: Lecture – Discovering MacDonald Gill: Architect, Artist and Mapmaker by Caroline Walker

June 2018: Lecture – This is Wren: the Classical, the Baroque and the City of London Churches by Tony Tucker

May 2018: Day trip to Blackwell Arts & Craft House, Bowness and the Quaker Tapestry Museum, Kendal

May 2018: Lecture – Seven Acts of Mercy by Ghislaine Howard

April 2018: Lecture – Telling the Time Throughout the Ages by Kevin Karney

March 2018: Study Day – The Art of Japan by Dr Meri Arichi

March 2018: Lecture – Isabella d’Este by Sarah Dunant

February 2018: Lecture – Osborne, Pinter & Co: Post-War British Theatre by Giles Ramsay

February 2018: AGM

January 2018: Lecture – Eileen Gray – an Irish Rebel by Nicholas Merchant

December 2017: Christmas Lunch

December 2017: Lecture – Messenger or Missile? Angels With Glad Tidings, Doom, Gloom or Perdition by Caroline Holmes

November 2017: Lecture – The Other Side: Counter Memorials – Germany’s Post-WWII Culture of Apology and Atonement by Angela Findlay

October 2017: Lecture – Foreigners in London 1520 – 1677: The Artists that Changed the Course of British Art by Leslie Primo


2016-2017 season

September 2017: Lisbon Cultural Tour

July 2017: Excursion to Southport & Rufford Old Hall 

July 2017: Volunteers’ Tea Party

July 2017: Lecture – Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard 1909–1939 by James Taylor

June 2017: Lecture – The Elgin Marbles by Dr Stephen Kershaw

May 2017: EGM & Lecture – The Legendary Lee Miller by Antony Penrose

April 2017: Excursion to Kirby Lonsdale & Leighton Hall 

April 2017: Lecture – Northern lights – Scandinavian design in the mid-20th century by Deborah Lambert

March 2017  Special Interest Day – Queen of Sheba and Treasures of the Silk Road by Christopher Bradley

March 2017: Lecture – Lawrence of Arabia by Dr Neil Faulkner

February 2017: AGM & Lecture – “A little revolution” Eric Gill, Jacob Epstein and the revival of direct carving into stone by Madeline Goold

January 2017: New Year Lunch

January 2017: Lecture – Caravaggio – the bad boy of the Baroque by Daniel Evans

December 2016: Lecture – Will the real Santa Claus please stand up? by Dr Janet Robson

November 2016: Lecture – Opera – set and costume design by Simon Rees

October 2016: Lecture – Masters of the Northern Renaissance (Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling) by Lizzie Darbyshire


2015-2016 season

May 2016: Lecture – Music in the great art collections of Europe by Peter Medhurst

April 2016: Lecture – The Dollar Princesses – American Women who married into the European Aristocracy by Anna Sebba

March 2016: Lecture – William Hogarth by Linda Smith

February 2016: Special Interest Day – 19th Century France by Carole Petipher

February 2016: Lecture – Tapestry – the ultimate wall decoration by Dr Susan Kay-Williams

February 2016: AGM

January 2016: New Year’s Lunch

January 2016: Lecture – Pugin – God’s romantic Victorian Architect by Hugh Ellwood

December 2015: Lecture – Blue and white porcelain by Anne Haworth

November 2015: Lecture – Andalucía: the Arabs in Spain – the art and architecture of al-Andalus by Sarah Searight

October 2015: Lecture – Love, Art and Tragedy – Close encounters in a Cornish Art colony by Catherine Wallace


2014-2015 season

July 2015: Lecture – The Punch and Judy Show – A Subversive symbol from Commedia dell’Arte to the Present Day by Bertie Pearce

July 2015: Volunteers’ Afternoon Tea

June 2015: Lecture – Rene Lalique: Master of Art Nouveau Jewellery and Art Deco Glass by Dr Anne Anderson

June 2015: Special Interest Day – Wallace Collection by Stephen Duffy

May 2015: Lecture  – A Mediterranean Tour: Not just a Load of Old Stones by Gillian Hovell

April 2015: Lecture  – War Artists: Paul Nash, C R W Nevinson and the Great War, by Dr David Boyd Haycock

March 2015: Lecture – Thomas Heatherwick: the “new Leonardo da Vinci of British design” (Sir Terence Conran) by Anthea Streeter

February 2015: Lecture – Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore by Gerald Deslandes

January 2015: Lecture – Faber + Faber – 90 years of excellence in cover design by Toby Faber

December 2014: Christmas Lunch

December 2014: Lecture  – Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes by Dr Rosamund Bartlett

November 2014: Lecture – The Gillows Story and its Furniture by Janusz Karczewski Slowikowski

October 2014: Lecture – Velásquez and Goya: Traditionalists or Modern Masters? by Alice Foster


2013-2014 season

September 2014: DFAS At Night – An evening lecture on Budapest with Hungarian Supper 

September 2014: Cultural Tour of Budapest – Series 1; Series 2

July 2014: Volunteers’ Afternoon Tea

July 2014 Lecture: Shock! Horror! Probe! The art and artifice of Fleet Street: A newspaper story in pictures by Geri Parlby

June 2014: Lecture – Gertrude Jekyll: Artist and Gardener by Twigs Way

May 2014: Lecture – Life with Lytton: Dora Carrington and her Circle by Sandra Pollard

April 2014: Lecture – Islamic Art – exploring the decorative arts of the Islamic world by Christopher Bradley

March 2014: Lecture – Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – the Golden Age of Mexican Painting by Chloe Sayer

February 2014: Lecture – Fabergé at the Court of the Tsar by Nicholas Merchant

January 2014: Lecture – The Age of Jazz! Art Deco Fashion and Style by Sally Hoban

January 2014: New members event

December 2013: Christmas Lunch

December 2013: Lecture – Tantrums and Tiaras – Behind the Scenes at the Royal Opera House by Nigel Bates

November 2013: Lecture – Salute to the Holiest – Lutyens, churches and the commemoration of war by Clyde Binfield

November 2013: AGM

October 2013: Cultural tour of Madrid, Segovia, etc Series 1; Series 2;  Series3

October 2013: Lecture – Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves – the representation of the working classes in art by Linda Smith


2012-2013 season

September 2013: DFAS At Night – Tapas Evening

April 2013: Lecture – Legend and Lustre: Jim Thomson and Thai Silk by Denise Heywood

March 2013: Lecture – Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites by Michael Wheeler

February 2013: Special Interest Day – Pulling Pictures Apart by Alexandra Drysdale

February 2013: Lecture  – My Day in the Life of Salvador Dalí by Peter Webb

December 2012: Lecture – Merrily on High: the History of the British Carol by Peter Medhurst

December 2012: Christmas Lunch

November 2012: Lecture – Samuel Foote: One-legged Comedy Superstar of the 18th Century Stage – Art and the Birth of British Comedy by Ian Kelly

October 2012: Lecture – Picasso’s Women by Nirvana Romell


2011-2012 season

September 2012: Exhibition – Fly Away Birdie

July 2012: Volunteers’ Afternoon Tea

July 2012: Lecture – The Original Olympic Games by Dr Ann Birchall

June 2012: Lecture – Windsor Restored: a Diamond Jubilee Celebration Lecture by Barbara Askew

May 2012: Cultural Tour – The Art & Palaces of Bologna, Ravenna, Padova & Parma

May 2012: Lecture – The Mosaics of Ravenna by Rt Revd Christopher Herbert

May 2012: AGM

April 2012: Lecture – Tate Ancient: The Earliest Art by Ben Roberts

April 2012: Exhibition – Drawn From Youth (2)

March 2012: DFAS At Night – The Georgian Country House At Home and Abroad, by Roger Mitchell

March 2012: Lecture – Power, Propaganda And Men In Tights: English Art Under The Tudors by Linda Smith

January 2012: Lecture – Angels With Dirty Faces by Heather Davis

December 2011: Christmas Lunch

November 2011: Lecture – Buildings Of The London Olympics 2012 by Anthea Streeter

October 2011: Special Interest Day: 5,000 Years of Glass by Andy McConnell 

October 2011: Lecture – Who Says? Can We Trust The Experts On Good And Bad In Art? by David Phillips