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            Bishop’s Stortford

    Decorative & Fine Arts Society

 

 Registered Charity Number: 281725

 

      A Member Society of

 

     The Arts Society

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Previous Days of Special Interest (Study Days) are

                 listed in chronological order

 

                                                                                              

 DATE  SUBJECT  

   LECTURER

     
1979  Oriental Carpets  Mrs Lewis
1983 Silver   Ian Pickford
1984  Restoring, Renovating & Maintaining Antique Furniture   Tom Rowland
1985 Jewellery as an Art Gertrud Seidmann
1986 Art Nouveau and Art Deco Charles Spencer
1096 History of English Watercolours    B Cairns
1987 English Porcelain of 18th/19th C.     John Cushion
1987 Golden Age of English Furniture ?????????????
1988 Tea Drinking & its Paraphernalia    John P Latham
1988 Landscape & Garden Design in the 18th C Barbara Oakley
1988 Longcase Clocks, Clocks & watches Colin Lattimore
1989 Early Renaissance Florence & the Medici Alicia Salter
1989 Dolls & Dolls Houses ??????????????
1989 History; Colour & Design of Oriental Rugs Majid Amini
1990 An Introduction to Holland: History, Art and Architecture  Alicia Salter
1990 Embroidered Gardens Thomasina Beck
1991 Watercolours; Victorian, Edwardian   & Modern Masters    Patricia Jarrett
1991 An Introduction to Fans Mrs Alexander
1992 Studying Glass Mr Brooks
1992 William Morris & his circle Mr Thomas
1993 Greek & Russian Icons  Mrs Angelini
1993 Learning to Look at Paintings  Mary  Acton
1994 Goldsmiths Hall, Hallmarking  & Antique silver Miss Wallis
1994 The China Diviner Mr Battie
1995 Do You Wish You Could Paint?   Mr Goodman
1995 Grinling Gibbons, Master Carver Mr Gribbin
1996 Costume, Social Life, Landscape 18th C. Miss LLoyd
1996 Birth of Italian Art  Mrs Gordon
1997 The Building of St Albans Cathedral Jane Kelsall
1997 Victorian Jewellery Judy Rudoe
1998 Dutch 17th C. Sliver, Glass & Ceramics Louise Leites
1998 The Continental baroque and English Art  Tom Duncan
1999 Heraldry Old and New Peter Dewar
1999 Who’s afraid of 20th C. Modern Art? Margaret Knight
2000 Stained Glass, the York Minster Rose   Window Restoration Peter Gibson
2000 Techniques of The Masters Brian Cairns
2001 Handel in Georgian England Peter Medhurst
2001 Care & Conservation of Silver Ian Pickford
2002 Suffolk Churches & St Edmond Sally Dormer
2002 Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt: Napoleon’s campaigning and aftermath Nicole Douek
2003 Roman London up-to-date Geoffrey Toms
2003 Delightful conceits: Manufacture/  decoration & Use of 18c.English enamels Yvonne Jones
2004 LONDON’S SQUARES AND TOWNHOUSES IN  THE 17th & 18th CENTURIES PHilippa Barton
2005 MUSIC & CULTURAL LIFE IN SHAKESPEARE’S ENGLAND Jeremy  Barlow
2005 19th Century Furniture – Regency    & Victorian     Janusz  KSlowikowski
2006 Eyes, Lies and Illusions Philip Banham 
2006 The Artists Paradise: Gardens in ArT Celia Fisher
2007 THE WONDERS OF CHINESE ART Hanne Sutcliffe
2007 Milord abroad: the british grand tour William G Forrester
2008 LOOKING AT THE UNDERRATED: WOMEN ARTISTS  FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE 20th CENTURY CLAIRE FORD-WILLE
2008 tHE BRITISH SEASIDE: HISTORY, ART AND ARCHITECTURE JACKIE MARSH-HOBBS
2009 EARLY FLEMISH PAINTING -  VAN EYCK TO BREUGHEL   PAULA NUTTALL
2009 THE DANISH GOLDEN AGE - THE   DELIGHTFUL ART OF DENMARK IN THE 19C MARINA VAIZEY
2010 The Fine Art of Crime: Actual Case Studies the Trail and Repatriation of Stolen Art Malcolm Kenward
2010 And so to Vauxhall: Music and Culture at the Celebrated Gardens   Peter Medhurst
2011 Art and Architecture in Ireland Tom Duncan
2011 Tarts in Art: High Culture and the Oldest   Profession       Linda Smith
2012 The Cities of Castile: Art and History in   Segovia, Avilla, Salamanca, Toledo and Madrid Gail Turner
2012 Picasso and his Women Valerie Woodgate.
2013
'A Sense of Place': Contemporary Sculpture in the Landscape
mary yule
2013 'Hot Glass' at Nazing Glassworks                    Andy McConnell
2014

Banks, Burgundy and Piracy: The Fifteenth Century Artists of Bruges

Christopher Herbert 
2014

THE GENIUS THAT IS MICHELANGELO: A CELEBRATION OF   HIS LIFE AND WORKS

SHIRLEY SMITH
2015

Treasures from the Royal Collection

Oliver Everett
2015

Let There Be Light: the Significance of Light in Art

Michael Howard
2016

German Art through the Ages

Eveline Eaton
2016

Love, Power and Scandal: A Royal Jewel for very Occasion

Susan Rumfitt
2017 NEW YORK, NEW YORK, A 'TIME TRAVEL' VIRTUAL TOUR MARY ALEXANDER
2017

'Feisty Ladies'; Women travellers from Victorian Britain,

Roger Mitchell 

2018

From Leonardo to You - The History of Art and Science

Sally Hoban 
2018 Backstage at the Opera Simon Rees
2019

Colour and the Artist’s Palette

Lynne Gibson