John Singer Sargent. Portrait of Lady Agnew of Locknaw, 1892. Oil on canvas, 127 x 101 cm. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.

Autumn 2020 Online Events

Given the continuing uncertainty over the development of coronavirus the Society has decided to continue to hold events online during the autumn 2020 term. Below are the events already organised. You can access full details and book online by clicking on the event titles below. Please remember that all events require booking, including our free lectures.

Online Lectures:

Monday 7 September 2020, 2-3pm
From Mexico to Mughal India: artistic exchange in the Renaissance led by Ursula Weekes

October – tba

Monday 16 November 2020, 6-7pm
Wording of the Crucifixion: art, inscriptions and polemics of two Romanesque ivory crosses led by Sandy Heslop

Monday 7 December 2020, 2-3pm
John Singer Sargent: portraitist of the Belle Époque led by Patrick Bade

Online Study Events:

Thursdays 10, 17, 24 September 2020, 11am-1pm
Personal possessions of the Mughal emperors and the decorative arts in Mughal India in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, parts 3-5 led by Ursula Weekes. (This is the remainder of a course which was interrupted by the lockdown. It is open to all members.)

Tuesdays 6, 13, 20 October 2020, 11am-12pm
Being Modern in America: American art in the twentieth century led by Ben Street

Wednesdays 11, 18, 25 November 2020, 11am-12pm
Early Christian Rome led by John McNeill

December – tba


Study Tour 2021

The study tour, Siena and San Gimignano: glories of the Truscan Trecento, which had to be cancelled in April has been reorganised in May 2021. Full details are available on our website or you can call the organisers, Art Pursuits Abroad, on 01280 736115, or contact Norah Moss at