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Getting Under Their Skin – Art History and Fiction

Getting Under Their Skin – Art History and Fiction

Sarah Dunant, novelist, broadcaster and critic, gave a lecture  entitled “Getting Under Their Skin – Art History and Fiction”. Sarah’s research into the position of women’s lives in Renaissance Italy, through the decoding of paintings, provided the platform for three...
January 2018 Newsletter

January 2018 Newsletter

It all feels far away now but we had a jolly introduction to Christmas Customs at the December Lecture given by Richard Box. We were reminded that if you’re sending someone twelve gifts at any time of the year,  it’s best to consult them first on what they’d like! I...
December 2017 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

This last newsletter of the year provides me with an opportunity to thank the large number of people who work so hard behind the scenes to make our Society the success that it is. I’ll single out Wendy Collett for some extra praise, as she puts this newsletter...
Christmas Customs & Traditions

Christmas Customs & Traditions

Richard Box, painter, embroiderer and lecturer, gave an illustrated lecture  on ‘Christmas Customs & Traditions’. St. Nicholas, a 4th Century bishop from Myra, in present day Turkey, was wealthy and liked to give secret presents to those in need, including...
That Woman or the Duchess of Style

That Woman or the Duchess of Style

Anne Sebba, author, lecturer and journalist, gave an illustrated lecture to the Arts Society Limpsfield on ‘That Woman or the Duchess of Style’. There is a general view that Wallis was a grasping gold-digger but her parents came from well to do families.  Her father...