Courses 2017-18

The courses, usually of five or ten weeks, each consisting of lectures of two hours and usually held at weekly intervals, are to be provided subject to sufficient applications being received. They will be held at the Friendship Centre, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP, at the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square WC1R 4RL, or at the Swedenborg Hall, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH.

Click the venue names above for directions.

Booking for these courses opened with the spring 2017 mailing for the autumn courses and summer 2017 for the spring 2018 courses.

For each course: click the icon for a programme
  for a printable form, click:
Courses and Study Events Brochure Autumn 2017 or
Courses and Study Events Brochure Spring 2018
  click the Short course application icon to book online


The second "Italian Villas" course (21 April to 19 May 2017) has been cancelled owing to the tragic death of Dr Joachim Strupp.

  20 September to
18 October 2017

Arts of Mughal India c.1550-1750

led by Ursula Weekes
Short course programme

  12 October to
9 November 2017
  Manet and Modernism  
led by Charlotte de Mille
Short course programme

  8 November to
6 December 2017

The Art of Ancient Macedonia and the Hellenistic Kingdoms

led by Christina Grande
Short course programme

(10 weeks)
  10 January to
14 March 2018

The Renaissance: Part One

led by Geoffrey Nuttall
Short course programme

  23 January to
20 February 2018

5 x 5: five exhibitions across five decades of contemporary art

led by Anna Moszynska
Short course programme

(6 weeks)
  25 January to
1 March 2018

English medieval cathedrals in context

led by John McNeill
Short course programme


Pre-booking is essential for all these courses.


For insurance reasons, courses are only open to members of The London Art History Society. If you are not a member then you can apply online using WebCollect where you may pay by credit card using PayPal, bank transfer, cheque or Direct Debit. There is more information at How to Pay online using WebCollect. Members who prefer not to pay online should complete a membership form and post their subscription.


The charge for a five-week course will be 90, for a six-week course 108 and 180 for a ten-week course. Full payment must be made on application.


Please see the Society's Terms and Conditions.


Each course is separate and members wishing to attend more than one and applying by post should complete separate application forms and provide separate cheques which should be made payable to The London Art History Society.


If the course is oversubscribed, cheques will be returned; if you booked online you will be refunded. It will not be possible to apply to attend only part of a course. If a course has to be cancelled for unforeseen reasons, the full payment will be returned. If an applicant cancels, the charge may be refunded at the Society's discretion, subject to an administration fee of 2.


Enquiries should be addressed by post to The London Art History Society, c/o Tudor Cottage, Stoke Prior, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0LG.
Phone: 0843 289 4663. Calls cost 7p per minute plus any network access charge your phone company may charge.
Or by email to

For previous courses see the Archive of events
For a biographical directory of our course lecturers since 2010 see Biographies

Webmaster: Andrew Gray

Updated: 03 August 2017