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DateLecture
10 December 2018In the Kingdom of The Sweets.
12 November 2018The Victorians and their Afterlife.
08 October 2018The Art of the Steal. Nazi looting during World War II.
09 July 2018James Whistler: “The gentle art of making enemies.”
11 June 2018The Magnificent Maya – Fact or Fantasy?
14 May 2018The Herbarium of Carl Linnaeus and the Linnean Society of London.
16 April 2018NB-DATE CHANGE - Foreigners in London – 1520-1677. The Artists that Changed the Course of British Art.
12 March 2018Shaken by an earthquake; Igor Stravinsky and the Ballets Russes.
12 February 2018Wabi and Sabi: the beauty of imperfection.
11 December 2017Io Saturnalia! Happy Christmas the Roman Way.
13 November 2017Healing Stitches: Therapeutic handicraft at the time of war.
09 October 2017George Cruikshank: the man who drew Oliver Twist.
10 July 2017Sir Stamford Raffles: Art Collector and Discoverer of Singapore.
12 June 2017Masquerades, Music Lessons and Monkeys.
08 May 2017Women behind the Lens: outstanding female photographers and their contribution to the art of photography.
10 April 2017Classical Gardens: a New Perspective.
13 March 2017Indians, Buffalo, Storms: The American West in 19th Century Art.
13 February 2017A marvel of Nature: Sofonisba Anguissola
12 December 2016Excess Baggage: The Journey of the Magi from St. Matthew to the Medici.
14 November 2016Treasures of the Turf
10 October 2016Frank Matcham’s Masterpieces: Theatre design and Architecture in Britain
11 July 2016ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
11 July 2016Leonardo da Vinci – Pathfinder of Science
13 June 2016Income and Inspiration: Financial secrets of the Masters
09 May 2016Mr Barry’s Great Work: Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament
11 April 2016Powder and Poison: Cosmetics, Beauty and the Art of Portraiture
07 March 2016Faber and Faber – 90 years of excellence in cover design
08 February 2016The Elgin Marbles
11 January 2016MEMBERS’ NEW YEAR LUNCHEON
14 December 2015Unwrapping the Christmas Story: Paintings, Prose and Poetry
09 November 2015Norfolk's Power Houses : Raynham, Houghton, Wolterton and Holkham
12 October 2015'Archeological Finds in East Anglia'
13 July 2015Annual General Meeting
13 July 2015'The Baltic States: art and culture from the Medieval Hanseatic League to the Tsarist St.Petersberg'
08 June 2015'The Making of Kew'
11 May 2015'The Age of Jazz ! Art Deco, Fashion and Style'
13 April 2015'Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Francis Hals: Art in the garden of God'
09 March 2015'The Art of Waterloo'.
09 February 2015'Who says ? Can we trust the experts on Good or Bad in Art ?
08 December 2014Merrily on High: the History of the English Christmas Carol
10 November 2014The Appreciation of Contemporary Architecture
13 October 2014Three Artists of the First World War

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In the Kingdom of The Sweets. Nigel Bates Monday 10 December 2018

 The perfect way to start the run up to Christmas.

Come and hear Nigel Bates – Musical Administrator of the Royal Opera House - talk about how the Nutcracker evolved from being a disaster at its first performance to being the great story-telling, design and dance success that has delighted audiences at Xmas for many many years now.