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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

3 May 2024

Location:

City University Club, 42 Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AP

The latest edition of an Arts Scholars tradition: the Friday Fish and Chips lunch at the City University Club. Please note a slightly changed format: the lunch will include Fish and chips, a glass of wine, dessert of the day, coffee and chocolates and a staff gratuity.

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Elizabeth Fry Lecture in Court No.1 of The Old Bailey

30 Apr 2024

Location:

The Old Bailey, Central Criminal Court, London, EC4M 7EH

A rare opportunity to sit in Court No. 1 of the Old Bailey and hear a talk given by art historian and Arts Scholar Magdalen Evans on the social reformer Elizabeth Fry. The event commemorates 200 years since the passing of the Gaols Act in 1823, which mandated sex-segregated prisons and female warders for female prisoners across the whole of the then British Empire. A drinks and canapes reception will follow the lecture.

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Eva Weininger Lecture: The Royal Collection in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II

10 Apr 2024

Location:

Watermens' Hall, 16-18 St Mary at Hill, London EC3R 8EF

Focusing primarily on decorative art, this lecture will reflect upon how change, innovation and acquisition in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II has shaped the Royal Collection now and for the future.

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Legion: life in the Roman army

20 Mar 2024

Location:

The British Museum, Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG

Private out-of-hours guided tour of the British Museum's latest block-buster exhibition, Legion: life in the Roman army, led by its lead curator, Richard Abdy.

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United Guilds Service 2024

15 Mar 2024

Location:

St Paul's Cathedral

The United Guilds' Service is held two Friday's before Good Friday at St Paul's Cathedral. Followed by an optional lunch at Apothecaries' Hall

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Pocket (Fish and Chips) Lunch

12 Mar 2024

Location:

Guildhall, Gresham Street, EC2Y 7HH

The Pocket Lunch is the annual event for members to enjoy a convivial lunch and at the same time bring along a small work of art for circulation and discussion with your fellow diners.

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Election Court Dinner

7 Mar 2024

Location:

Aldermens' Dining Room, Guildhall, Gresham Street, EC2Y 7HH

The Master invites members of the Court (current and past) of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars to join him at a reception and dinner following the 2024 Election Court Meeting.

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The Arts Scholars Anthology: Our Golden Future

29 Feb 2024

Location:

Pewterers' Hall, Oat Lane, London EC2V 7DE

A special opportunity for six of our younger members and award winners to showcase their lives and careers. The speakers will be Sophie Croft (Objects Conservator specialising in ceramics and related materials), Lewis Browning (business getter in Dawson’s Auctioneers' new Valuations Department), Alexandra Verney (custodian of the Claydon Estate and Council member for the National Trust), Joseph Trinder (Director and joint owner of Wotton Auction Rooms), Henrietta Hammant (Collections Coordinator at the Polar Museum, Cambridge) and Camilla Szymanowska (newly-appointed Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Bakers).

A reception with wine and nibbles will follow, concluding about 9 pm.

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Fish & Chips Lunch

16 Feb 2024

Location:

City University Club, 42 Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AP

The latest edition of an Arts Scholars tradition: the Friday Fish and Chips lunch at the City University Club. Please note a slightly changed format: the lunch will include Fish and chips, a glass of wine, dessert of the day, coffee and chocolates and a staff gratuity.

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Private visit to the British Museum's ARC

8 Feb 2024

Location:

BM ARC, Cutbush Lane E, Shinfield, RG2 9AA

Arts Scholars will be given an exclusive and private curator-led tour round the British Museum's new Archaeological Research Collection (BM ARC) located in a newly-opened purpose-built complex in Shinfield, outside Reading. Our guides will be the two members of staff with principal responsibilities for the success of the project.

This is a wonderful opportunity to view rarely seen artefacts previously housed in the BM's two Central London storage locations. An optional lunch (self-paid) at a local pub will follow the visit.

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