Programme of events 2018-2019

Lectures will be held every second Wednesday in the Warwick Hall, Church Green, Burford, OX18 4RZ


Commencing at 11am
(Coffee available in Hall Café beforehand)

14th November 2018
Lecturer: Louise Schofield

Temples, Tombs and Treasures: in search of the Queen of Sheba


12th December 2018
Lecturer: Tim Porter
The Christmas Story in Medieval English Art


9th January 2019
Lecturer: Toby Faber
Cover Design: 90 years of Excellence


13th February 2019
Lecturer: Caroline Walker
MacDonald Gill: Architect, Artist and Mapmaker


13th March 2019
Lecturer: Dr Justine Hopkins
Twentieth Century Sculpture in Britain: adventures in 3 dimensions


10th April 2019
Lecturer: Julia Korner
The Beauty of Frames: The history and creation of frames, with an insight into their design, selection and gilding techniques through time


8th May 2019
Lecturer: Mary Rose Rivett-Carnac
Uncovering the Nation's Hidden Oil Painting Collection


12th June 2019
Lecturer: Aliki Braine
Understanding the difference between Contemporary and Historic Art


11th September 2019
Lecturer: Professor Brendan Cassidy
Canaletto and England


9th October 2019
Lecturer: Professor Colin Davies
Zaha Hadid: Architectural Superstar


13th November 2019
Lecturer: Elizabeth Merry
William Shakespeare and his Turbulent World


Guests are welcome to attend a lecture; suggested donation £10

Special Interest Days

(venue to be advised)

10.45am – 3.00pm
£30 (£33 for non-members)
Payable in advance
Coffee available from 10.15am


February 27th 2019
Lynne Gibson
History of Exotic Colours


October 23rd 2019
Brian Macdonald
Tribal Rugs: Treasures of the Black Tent


Programme Secretary
Verity Brown
01608 811728



STRATFORD: “the play’s the thing” “Behind the Scenes” tour & “Troilus & Cressida”

Wednesday January 16th 2019
Oxford: The Bodleian and Ashmolean

Wednesday March 20th 2019
Compton Verney - Painting Childhood: From Holbein to Freud

June 2019(date tba)
Woburn Abbey and Bletchley Park

Autumn 2019(date tba)
Tate Britain: William Blake – visionary, print-maker, poet and painter.

Visits Secretary
Carolyn Walton
01993 822296

Future Social Events

Spring Lunch
Wednesday 27th March 2019
Another date for your diary is the Spring Lunch. This replaces the New Year’s lunch, which is vulnerable to the vagaries of winter weather. We shall once again be at Lyneham Golf Club. Tickets will be on sale from January 2019.

Download Spring Lunch Booking form - MS Word

Download Spring Lunch Booking form - PDF.

50th Anniversary
This coming year is TAS Cotswold’s fiftieth anniversary! Plans are afoot to celebrate in the summer.