The finishing line at a horse race; ten portrait caricatures, including eight of famous jockeys. lithograph after L. Prosperi, 1888.

What’s on: future Courses

Our courses are designed to give members a chance to explore a wide range of new or familiar topics in the fields of art and architecture, at a level to suit their own expertise. Courses consist of five weekly two-hour sessions, and are led by an acknowledged authority in the subject.

Courses are open to Society members only. Current fees are £90 for a five-week course; it is not possible to pay for part of a course.


Members only

Places available

Histories of Photography

  • Tue 4 October - Tue 1 November 2022
  • Lettsom House
  • Lecturer: Ben Street

This course will trace the history of photography looking at specific examples of photographs from a range of contexts. It will also explore how to look at and analyse a photograph.

Members only

Places available

The Splendour of Renaissance Venice

  • Fri 4 November - Fri 2 December 2022
    11am-1pm NB: the session on 18 November is via ZOOM
  • Lettsom House
  • Lecturer: Dr Antonia Gatward Cevizli

The course explores the art and architecture of Venice from the mid fifteenth to the late sixteenth century underpinned by an exploration of Venezianità: the things that set Venice apart and gave the city its identity.

Courses Coordinator

Peter Bryden



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Terms & Conditions

Applying for Courses and Study Events as a member of the Society;  cancelling an application (including cancellation fees, and circumstances under which we will give a full or partial refund); what happens if the Society cancels a Course or Study Event. Read full details here, or download a PDF of our Terms and Conditions.