LECTURES 2018-19

MONTHLY ARTS LECTURES

The Arts Society, Leeds, hosts a programme of lectures given by some of the country’s top experts on a wide range of subjects including architecture, social history, and the work of artists and designers. Find out more about upcoming lectures.

All our lectures take place in Castle Grove Hall, Castle Grove Drive, Headingley, Leeds LS6 4BP. They begin at 2 p.m. and finish at or just after 3 p.m. The hall is equipped with an audio loop for the hard-of-hearing. There is ample parking and a ramp for wheelchair access at the hall. There is a comfortable bar, and sandwiches are available before the lecture.

Membership costs £50 per annum. All lectures are free to members. To join, please complete and return a membership enrolment form (available at the membership desk before each meeting). Alternatively, you can download and complete an online enrolment form and return it to the Membership Secretary at the desk, or follow the email instructions on the form. If you have any queries, please email membership@theartssocietyleeds.org .

Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee of £7 per lecture.


COMPLETE LECTURE PROGRAMME 2018-19

19 SEPTEMBER 2018
Suzanne Perrin: Japonism to Modernism – How Japanese style changed Western art. More info

17 OCTOBER 2018
Anthony Hayworth: Living with history. More info

21 NOVEMBER 2018
Sarah Searight: Lustreware – from the Middle East to William de Morgan.

16 JANUARY 2019
Hanne Sutcliffe: Splendours of Chinese art.

20 FEBRUARY 2019
Rosalind Whyte: 250 years of the Royal Academy.

20 MARCH 2019
Susan Rumfitt: Art Deco jewellery.

17 APRIL 2019
Dr Lois Oliver: Tailoring the image – clothes and accessories in art.

15 MAY 2019
Dr Ann Anderson – How we got IKEA – Scandinavian design, 18th century – 1960.

19 JUNE 2019

Janet Gough: Cathedrals: safe places to do risky things.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS REPLACES THE SCHEDULED LECTURE, A THOUSAND YEARS OF CATHEDRALS AS HISTORY BY JON CANNON, WHO IS INDISPOSED.


FOR DETAILS OF PAST LECTURES, PLEASE SEE OUR
LECTURES ARCHIVES PAGE


AND STILL TO COME  ……….

 


19 JUNE 2019

JANET GOUGH

CATHEDRALS: SAFE PLACES TO DO RISKY THINGS

This talk provides an overview of the Church of England’s magnificent 42 cathedrals, jewels in the crown of England’s built heritage, some recognised as World Heritage Sites. Beautifully illustrated by Country Life photographer, Paul Barker, in addition to looking at their history and stories, evolving architecture and treasures, the talk considers the role of cathedrals over the centuries and specifically their role today

For eight years the Church of England’s Director of Church Buildings and Secretary of the Church Buildings Council and Cathedrals Fabric Commission, Janet has written two illustrated paperbacks to encourage greater enjoyment of these amazing buildings, Director’s Choice, Churches of the Church of England and Director’s Choice, Cathedrals of the Church of England and produced and presented on a TV series on cathedrals for PBS.
A Cambridge graduate in History and History of Art, Janet worked at Sotheby’s for nine years, was a trustee at the Churches Conservation Trust, the Museum of Fulham Palace and the Friends of the V&A and guided and lectured at the V&A. Janet set up and ran an architectural history course around visits to significant buildings. Janet has also given tours and lectured on secular architecture and fine and decorative arts.
Currently a trustee of the Priory of St John (Hospitallers) and a commissioning editor for Scala Heritage Publishers, Janet received an OBE for services to heritage in January 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS REPLACES THE SCHEDULED LECTURE, A THOUSAND YEARS OF CATHEDRALS AS HISTORY BY JON CANNON, WHO IS INDISPOSED.


FOR DETAILS OF OUR 2019-2020 PROGRAMME, PLEASE SEE OUR LECTURES 2019-2020 PAGE