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Past Events

The Events Committee arranges the majority of the Company’s social events and is always keen to receive suggestions from Liverymen and Freemen. Events the Arts Scholars have run in the past are listed below, with the most recent event shown first.

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Fish & Chips Lunch

12 May 2022

Location:

City University Club, 42 Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AP

The Arts Scholars are pleased to announce another in their series of Fish and Chips Lunches. These offer a perfect opportunity to meet fellow Arts Scholars and get to know each other in a relaxed and informal manner.

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Arts Scholars Golf Day

2 May 2022

Location:

Denham Golf Club, Buckinghamshire

Arts Scholars Golf Day at DENHAM GOLF CLUB, Buckinghamshire. A picturesque course set in the Colne Valley and only 20 miles from central London.

The format for the day will be a Stableford and we will also have a yellow ball competition. Bacon rolls and coffee will be provided and we can also have a 3-course lunch afterwards.

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Eva Weininger Lecture - Who Made the Bayeux Tapestry?

28 Apr 2022

Location:

The British Museum, Stevenson Lecture Theatre, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG

A talk by fellow Arts Scholar Professor Michael Lewis, which will bring together new research on how the Bayeux Tapestry was made and the sources that influenced its design. Michael Lewis is the Head of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and a founding member of the European Public Finds Recording Network.

A drinks reception with nibbles will follow.

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Visit to Museum of Freemasonry

13 Apr 2022

Location:

60 Great Queen St, WC2B 5AZ

The evening will include a tour of the museum’s North Gallery, a lodge room and, if available, the Grand Temple and ceremonial areas. To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee and exclusively for the Arts Scholars a range of material relating to Royal Members of Freemasonry will be on display in the South Gallery. During the evening the Museum's curator, Arts Scholar Mark Dennis will run two shorter object led tours.

The evening will conclude with a wine reception.

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The Black Prince's Ruby: Investigating the legend

11 Apr 2022

Location:

Zoom (Online)

The 170-carat red spinel which is set in the Imperial State Crown in Britain’s Crown Jewels is known as the ‘Black Prince’s Ruby’ and is one of Britain’s best-known gems. It has been popularly associated with Edward the Prince of Wales the ‘Black Prince’—who lived in the 1300s. An oft-repeated legend links the gem back to its presentation to the Prince in Spain in 1367 and tells of how Henry V wore it on his crown at the Battle of Agincourt. This talk, by Arts Scholar Dr Jack Ogden, looks back through Georgian, Renaissance and Medieval sources to try to separate fact from fiction.

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2022 United Guilds Service

1 Apr 2022

Location:

St Paul's Cathedral

The Company has been allocated 23 places at this years’ service. Priority will be given to Liverymen and registration opened to Freemen after one week. Please email the Clerk if you wish to bring a guest. Names will be placed on a reserve list for allocation if places allow.

The service starts at 11.15 am. Those attending should be seated no later than by 10.45 am.

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Admissions Ceremony

30 Mar 2022

Location:

Main Dining Room, Guildhall, Gresham Street, EC2Y 7HH

An admissions ceremony is one of the most important in any Livery Company calendar, when we welcome our new Liverymen and Freemen. Those being admitted declare an Oath of Allegiance and sign the register before being presented to the Master to receive their certificates. As is our custom, new Freemen will give a short narrative about themselves and their connection to the decorative arts.

Once the formal part of the evening has been concluded there will be a reception culminating at 9.00 pm.

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Fish & Chips Lunch

25 Mar 2022

Location:

City University Club, 42 Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AP

The Arts Scholars are pleased to announce another in their series of Fish and Chips Lunches. These offer a perfect opportunity to meet fellow Arts Scholars and get to know each other in a relaxed and informal manner.

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Pocket Lunch

15 Mar 2022

Location:

Private Dining Room, Guildhall, Gresham Street, EC2Y 7HH

The Pocket Lunch is the annual event at which members enjoy a convivial lunch and bring along a small work of art for circulation and discussion with their fellow diners. This is a perfect opportunity to meet other Arts Scholars in a relaxed and informal manner.

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Anthology of Skills on ... Admiral Lord Nelson

23 Feb 2022

Location:

The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Speakers will include: Paul Crane, Anne Rogers Haley, Robert Wilde-Evans, Roy Sully, Julia Korner and Timothy Schroder. Subjects include: Porcelain services showing Nelson’s battles and Merton place; Nelson’s jewel - Chelengk or Plume of Triumph; Orders & medals of Lord Nelson; Nelson’s Column; Marine paintings of Nelson’s battles; Nelson’s tomb, St Paul’s.

A reception will follow.