Drawing for block-printed fabric Tulip and Willow by William Morris, 1873

What’s on: future study days

Study days are designed to explore specific subjects in depth, under the leadership of one or more expert lecturers. The topics range widely but we try to include subjects relating to forthcoming major exhibitions in London where possible, and recent study days have included Anglo-Saxon Treasures, the Arts and Craft Movement, Cubism and Caravaggio.

Study days are held at various central London locations (often either the Conway Hall, Bloomsbury Baptist Church Hall or the Keynes Library at Birkbeck) and typically last for five or six hours, including breaks for refreshments (tea and coffee provided) and lunch (not included).

Current fees for study days are £38 and are for members only.

Members only

Frida Kahlo: a female icon

  • Wed 17 October 2018
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall
  • Lecturer: Dr Jacqueline Cockburn

To accompany the exhibition at the V&A, Frida Kahlo: making herself up, this study day will consider her troubled and fascinating life in Mexico, her relationship with Surrealism, her intimate diaries and her contemporary, artist Remedios Vara. It will end with her wardrobe, jewellery and artefacts, and a discussion about the way she did indeed ‘make herself up’.


Members only

From Augsburg to Basel to London: the world of Hans Holbein the Younger 1497/8-1543

  • Wed 24 October 2018
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall
  • Lecturer: Leslie Primo

This study day will explore Holbein’s career within the context of the tradition behind the Northern Renaissance style of painting against a background of rising religious turmoil in Europe that would ultimately affect the output of artists such as Holbein and lead to the migration of Holbein and other artists to Britain to seek their fortune.

Study Events Coordinator

Maggie Stockton



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If you require any further information you may call and leave a short message at tel: 0843 289 4663. Please state the event you enquiring about. (Calls cost 7p per minute plus any network access charge your phone company may levy)

Terms & Conditions

Applying for Courses and Study Events as a member of the Society;  cancelling an application (including cancellation fees, and circumstances under which we will give a full or partial refund); what happens if the Society cancels a Course or Study Event. Read more on this site, or download a PDF of our Terms and Conditions