Drawing for block-printed fabric Tulip and Willow by William Morris, 1873

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 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 for unless indicated otherwise on the booking page, and are for members only.


Members only

Places available

Scandinavian Art, 1750-1910

  • Tue 2 July 2024
  • Foundling Museum
  • Lecturer: Kathy McLauchlan

During the nineteenth century the Scandinavian art scene was transformed into one we might recognise as ‘modern’. Painters, writers and composers led the way in awakening nationalist aspirations. At the same time, they became leading figures in the rise of European modernism.

Members only

Places available

Caspar David Friedrich: Intense Visionary Painter of Landscape

  • Fri 18 October 2024
  • Lettsom House
  • Lecturer: Clare Ford-Wille

The study day will be an opportunity to explore Friedrich’s career and fascinating work in detail and to analyse his unique, intense and powerful engagement with nature, as well as to see his work in the wider context of his contemporaries and his influence upon his successors.

Members only

Places available

Urbino: Art and Patronage from the Montefeltro to the Della Rovere

  • Fri 25 October 2024
  • Lettsom House
  • Lecturer: Dr Paula Nuttall

Duke Federico da Montefeltro (ruled 1444-82) transformed the tiny state of Urbino, in the Italian Marches, into one of the jewels in the Italian Renaissance crown. Federico’s son Guidobaldo I added works by Raphael and Michelangelo to this legendary collection. When he died childless in 1508, Urbino passed to the Della Rovere, who moved the court to the more accessible nearby town of Pesaro. where they built a new palace and patronised Bronzino and Titian.

Study Events Coordinators

Maggie Stockton

Nora Moss



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.