27 May 2014: Nancy Hills presents her research, funded by the Society's Janet Arnold Award.
We launched our public lecture series in 2012 as a way to share the work of the Society and the work of Fellows of the Society with the public. The series is a key part of our public outreach, and provides visitors with a unique opportunity to explore the ground floor of our Burlington House apartments. A large selection of our paintings are on display in the ground floor rooms, alongside museum objects such as the processional cross found on Bosworth Field.
Unless stated otherwise, lectures take place at Burlington House, London, at 1-2pm on Tuesday afternoons (doors open at 12.30). Lectures are free and open to the public, but space is limited and booking is recommended.
We also host Guided Public Tours on Tuesday mornings. You can find more information (and reserve your place) here. Talks are free and tours cost £10, each event must be booked separately.
Public Lectures 2017–2018
27 February 2018 - **CANCELLED** 'The Domestication of the Dromedary Camel', lecture by Fellow Peter Magee
6 March 2018 - 'Editing Aubrey: The Antiquary and the Material Text', lecture by Fellow Dr Kate Bennett
17 April 2018 - 'Where Keats and Shelley Lie: The Protestant Cemetery at Rome in Art and History', lecture by Fellow Dr Nicholas Stanley-Price
15 May 2018 - 'Julius Caesar in Britain', lecture by Fellows Andrew Fitzpatrick and Colin Haselgrove
19 June 2018 - 'Nicholas Hawksmoor's Visionary Architectural Designs for Ockham Park and Their Amazing Odyssey', lecture by Fellow Pierre du Prey
3 July 2018 - 'Painting Away the War at Kelmscott Manor', lecture by Prof Joscelyn Godwin Hon FSA
21 August 2018 - 'Paying the Tolls: Glass in Time and the Regulation of the Free Trade State', lecture by Jenny Bulstrode (PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge)
4 September 2018 - 'Coastal Heritage Under Threat: CITiZAN (A National, Community-Based Response)', lecture by Gustav Milne FSA
23 October 2018 - 'The Prittlewell Prince: Life, Death and Belief in Anglo-Saxon England at the Time of St Augustine', lecture by Prof Christopher Scull FSA
6 November 2018 - 'Seeing Milton's Voice, or Illustrations to Paradise Lost; a social history of Great Britain', lecture by Prof Howard JM Hanley FSA
Past Public Lectures
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