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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. Please note that events are open to Society members only.

Online study events will be delivered either over three weekly one-hour sessions or two two-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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Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud: Modern Figures

  • Tue 27 - Wed 28 July 2021
  • Lecturer: Ben Street

Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud are famously anachronistic twentieth-century painters: figurative at the time of abstraction’s ascendancy, enriched by painting traditions at a time of artistic novelty. Their friendship in the 1950s left a lasting impression on Freud’s work and has created a mythology around these self-styled outsiders that can obscure the real achievements of their work.


We encourage 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;  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