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, led by an acknowledged authority in the subject, 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 are either in person or online and consist of five weekly two-hour sessions, and are recorded (subject to lecturer permission) and available to ticketholders for two weeks after the event.

Courses are open to Society members only. Fees are currently £110 in person and £99 online for a five-week course; it is not possible to pay for part of a course.


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Places available

Byzantine Architecture: Fourth-Fifteenth Centuries

  • Thu 12 September - Thu 10 October 2024
  • Lettsom House
  • Lecturer: Dr Cecily Hennessy

This course takes a chronological view of the development of Byzantine architecture focusing on religious and secular buildings created throughout the empire during its long rule and its architectural influence in the west. Decoration of the buildings including mosaics and monumental paintings will also be explored.

Please note that this course will be recorded and available to attendees for two weeks after each session. In addition, members who are unable to attend in person can access the course recordings to watch at home during the same period for the online fee.  The chosen option can be selected on the booking page.

Education Committee Coordinator

Peter Bryden



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.