A Study Day provides an opportunity for a subject to be examined in greater depth led by an expert in the field.
It takes place over one day with two morning sessions with refreshments provided and after an excellent lunch an afternoon session. 

Tickets can only be bought by members at the designated monthly lectures.

  • If you have any special requirements, eg wheelchair provision please make it clear when buying the ticket.
  • Tickets are not transferable therefore if you are unable to attend the lecture having bought a ticket notify the organiser who will offer the place to someone on the waiting list. Only if this is successful will a refund be arranged.
  • Lunch is provided by voluntary helpers.  A vegetarian option may be ordered on booking.

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Friday 15 November 2019 – The Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci

Booking Months: September, October
Cost:  £25
Location:  Letcombe Regis Village Hall, OX12 9LJ

Leonardo da Vinci was a painter and draughtsman of the High Renaissance, whose works were informed by scientific investigation. The day will cover his paintings, anatomical and scientific drawings, which make an incredible contribution to our early understanding of anatomy, aeronautics, cartography, warfare and engineering, to name but a few.

Leonardo was justifiably described by Kenneth Clarke as the most relentlessly curious man of all time.

Friday 07 February 2020 – The Partnership of Lutyens and Jekyll

Booking Months: October, November 2019
Cost:  To be advised
Location:  Letcombe Regis Village Hall, OX12 9LJ

In the world of architectural and garden design, the names of Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll are inseparably linked. Lutyens owed his career to Jekyll, as she employed him when he was just starting out, introducing him to many of his early clients.
Both were inspired by the great changes stimulated by the Arts and Crafts movement and this source united them from the start. It is a story of kindliness, mutual support and artistic cross-fertilisation. Their collaborative works included Munstead Wood, Deanery Garden and Hestercombe near Taunton. They inhabited a golden age in late Victorian and Edwardian England, a world which in some respects ended for both of them with the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914.

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