The Arts Society Bristol


We meet for lectures between September and the following May usually on the third Monday of the month. The lectures are open to all members of The Arts Society Bristol and we welcome guests for a small donation (typically £6). Registration starts at 7:30pm with the lecture starting at 8:00pm.
Please notify attendance of guests in advance to either of the membership secretaries (details are on membership cards or use our Contact Us form).

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Our lectures are in Lecture Theatre One in the University of Bristol School of Chemistry and we suggest that you arrive 30 minutes before in order to find parking spaces in the University car parks which are free to those attending lectures.

The School of Chemistry is on Cantocks Close, off Woodland Road and there is parking on Woodland road itself as well as both under and behind the Chemistry building on Cantocks Close.

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2017 Details here.
September 25 EGM and Britain’s historic swimming pools and lidos (Simon Inglis)
October 16 Restoration of Fine Bindings (Dominic Riley)
November 20 Bristol’s Banksy: Street Art? (Pamela Halford)
December 18 Old Buildings: Fakes and Fallacies (Philip Venning)
2018 Details here.
January 15 AGM and “I am the very model” - parodies of Victorian Society in Gilbert and Sullivan (Peter Medhurst)
February 19 The Horse, Modernity and Modern Art (Dr. Nicholas Watkins)
March 19 Faber and Faber – its history and designs (Toby Faber)
April 16 Lover, Teacher, Muse …. Or Rival? Couples in modern British Art (James Russell)
May 21 Thomas Heatherwick “ the Leonardo da Vinci of our times” (Anthea Streeter)