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What’s on: future study days

Study days are designed to explore specific subjects in depth, under the leadership of one or more expert lecturers. The topics range widely but we try to include subjects relating to forthcoming major exhibitions in London where possible, and recent study days have included Anglo-Saxon Treasures, the Arts and Craft Movement, Cubism and Caravaggio.

Study days are held at various central London locations (for example Friends House, Lettsom House or the Keynes Library at Birkbeck) and typically last for five or six hours, including breaks for refreshments (tea and coffee provided) and lunch (not included). Fees for in-person study days are £45 unless indicated otherwise on the booking page, and are for members only.


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The Medici: Bankers, Popes and Princes

  • Mon 26 February 2024
  • Society of Antiquaries
  • Lecturer: Dr Paula Nuttall

This study day will trace the rise of the Medici from the banker Cosimo ‘Pater Patriae’, his son Piero the Gouty and grandson Lorenzo the Magnificent, to the Medici popes Leo X and Clement VII, and Cosimo I, Grand Duke of Tuscany. It looks at how the Medici used art to express not only their personal tastes, but also their changing status, and at how their patronage shaped Florentine art.

Study Events Coordinator

Maggie Stockton



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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 full details here, or download a PDF of our Terms and Conditions.