What’s on: future online study events

Online study events are designed to explore specific subjects in depth, under the leadership of one or more expert lecturers. The topics range widely across different periods, cultures and aspects of art and architecture.

Online study events will normally be delivered over three weekly one-hour sessions via Zoom. You will need to be familiar with this app in order to participate – we do not have the capacity to provide any back-up or advice on the use of Zoom. We recommend that you log on to Zoom 15 minutes before the start time of the event even if you are familiar with the app since the process can take some time if a lot of participants are logging on at the same time.

If you reserve a place you will receive an invitation in advance containing details which you will need to join the event.

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Being Modern in America: American art in the twentieth century

  • Tue 6 - Tue 20 October 2020
  • Lecturer: Ben Street

American Art of the twentieth century was faced with the unique problem of how to be American and modern at the same time. Through a wide range of different examples these three lectures will assess the various ways in which American art addressed, ignored or resolved this problem.

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Early Christian Rome

  • Wed 11 - Wed 25 November 2020
  • Lecturer: John McNeill

Imperial capital until the early fourth century and home to the papacy, Rome was the city where Octavian was proclaimed Augustus and SS Peter and Paul were martyred. This online study event considers how Rome became a Christian city.


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If you require any further information you may call and leave a short message at tel: 0843 289 4663. Please state the event you enquiring about. (Calls cost 7p per minute plus any network access charge your phone company may levy)

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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