Regent's Park section of Improved map of London for 1833, from Actual Survey. Engraved by W. Schmollinger

What’s on: future study visits

Study visits explore the art historical context of parts of London and other places accessible by public transport. These events are led by qualified guides or lecturers who have a detailed and thorough understanding of their subjects.

Current fees for study visits are usually between £20 and £35 (transport not included). The relevant fee is indicated on the booking page, and events are for members only.

Members only

Waiting list only

Rochester Cathedral

  • Wed 17 April 2024
    1.15 for 1.30pm Meet inside West Door
  • Lecture: John McNeill

The current cathedral reflects an expansion initiated by Bishop Gundulf in the decades following the Norman Conquest. Material from this phase certainly survives, as does the repaired nave and west front – both reconstructed following a fire in 1137 – and the early Gothic presbytery and choir. We shall look at all this work, along with the important fragmentary remains of the cloister east range and Rochester’s important collection of later medieval tomb monuments.

Members only

Places available

PwC Art Collection

  • Tue 7 May 2024
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Guides: Art Advisers

The visit will give an insight into artworks acquired by PwC since the 1980s from mainly British artists at varying stages in their careers who studied or worked in London, including established painters Jason Brooks, Maggi Hambling and Patrick Hughes.

Members only

Places available

Crossness Pumping Station

  • Mon 3 June 2024
    12 noon - Tour is 2.5-3 hours long
  • Crossness Pumping Station
  • Guide: Venue guide

A visit to experience the glory and genius of the Victorian age. It is hard to overstate just how incredible the engine house is. It was ‘just’ a sewage pumping facility, but the extraordinary architecture is worthy of a state building or a cathedral.

Members only

Places available

After the Fire – City of London Talk and Walk with Jill Finch

  • Wed 5 June 2024
    11am for 11.15am start
  • St Lawrence Jewry

This event consists of a talk introducing a period of great change after the Great Fire of London in 1666, followed by a circular walk visiting some of he churches rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren in the years following the fire.

Members only

Places available

Norwich Cathedral

  • Mon 17 June 2024
    1.15pm for 1.30pm start - Meet inside West Door
  • Norwich Cathedral
  • Leader: John McNeill

Study Events Coordinator

Maggie Stockton



We prefer online booking using WebCollect by clicking on BOOK PLACES in the event details section. It is also possible to book by printing and completing a paper booking form  and sending it together with a cheque to our Administrator at the address on the form.

Payment for subscriptions and event bookings through WebCollect can be made by card (via PayPal), by direct debit, by bank transfer, or by cheque. For information on each payment option, you can either read more on this site, or download the information as a PDF.

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)

Terms & Conditions

Applying for Courses and Study Events as a member of the Society;  cancellation policy; what happens if the Society cancels a Course or Study Event. Read full details here, or download a PDF of our Terms and Conditions.