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

German Expressionism

  • Mon 13 September - Mon 11 October 2021
  • Lettsom House
  • Lecturer: Dr Niccola Shearman
Members only

Places available

Silk Roads

  • Tue 11 January - Tue 15 February 2022
    11am-1pm NB: There is no session on 8 February
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall
  • Lecturer: Dr Susan Whitfield

This course, which concentrates on the first millennium AD, will consider various objects which exemplify the richness of these interactions covering a wide range of materials, techniques and designs across the breadth of the Silk Roads.

Members only

Places available

The Splendour of Rajput Painting

  • Thu 28 April - Thu 26 May 2022
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall
  • Lecturer: Dr Ursula Weekes

The course will enable participants to become familiar with the most popular themes of Rajput painting and the various styles of different schools.

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 more on this site, or download a PDF of our Terms and Conditions