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Events

Victorian Society events are first publicised to members in the 'Blue Sheet' with our mailings in February, June and October before appearing below. Some require booking, others you can just turn up on the day.  A ballot is held for oversubscribed events with first preference for members.

For events organised by our regional groups, please see the regional group pages: 

Birmingham & West MidlandsLeicesterLiverpoolManchesterSouth YorkshireWales; and West Yorkshire

We're always looking for volunteers to put on events for us. Please contact our Events Administrator for more information.

Saving a Century 2016

Our free travelling photographic exhibition is coming to a town near you...
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Lecture: The people’s galleries: art museums and exhibitions in Victorian Britain

6.30pm to 8pm. By Giles Waterfield. Fourth in our Victorian International Exhibitions: 1851 and Beyond lecture series organised by Ayla Lepine.
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Walk: Goldsmiths College and the civic heart of Deptford

Thursday 8 September: 10am to lunchtime. Led by Kit Wedd. Goldsmiths University of London is developing its campus which contains a mix of new and old buildings, both purpose-built and adapted. This visit shows how the college’s Victorian and Edwardian buildings are being used and reused to serve an expanding student body.
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Tour of Red House

Tuesday 13 September: 11am to about 12.30pm. A tour of Red House, Bexleyheath led by Jan Marsh, current president of the William Morris Society and author of the National Trust book William Morris and Red House.
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Hunstanton and Sandringham: Arts and Crafts-on-Sea, Butterfield and a royal residence

Saturday 1 October: 10.25am to 6.30pm. A tour of Kings Lynn, Hunstanton and Sandringham House led by Geoff Brandwood in conjunction with Margi Blunden of the Hunstanton Civic Society.
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A visit to East Kent

Saturday 8 October: A tour of East Kent led by Amicia de Moubray.
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Belsize Park and Hampstead pub crawl

Monday 10 October: 6.30pm to 8.45pm. Geoff Brandwood leads a tour taking in three Victorian pubs in Belsize Park and Hampstead with interesting interiors.
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Lecture: Exhibiting Empire: International Exhibitions 1851-1914

Tuesday 11 October: 6.30pm to 8pm. By Sarah Turner. First in our Victorian International Exhibitions: 1851 and Beyond lecture series organised by Ayla Lepine.
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Lecture: classical architecture for all at the Crystal Palace, Sydenham

Wednesday 19 October: 6.30pm to 8pm. By Kate Nichols. Second in our Victorian International Exhibitions: 1851 and Beyond lecture series organised by Ayla Lepine.
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Visit to the Law Courts

Tuesday 25 October: (12.30pm for optional lunch in hall, £15 pay on day, not included in price) or 2pm to about 7.15pm. Led by Kate Davey. A tour of the Temple (Inner and Middle) taking in Temple Church, and some privileged access to the Inns’ halls, libraries and function rooms.
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Visit to the Reform Club

Wednesday 26 October: 10.30am to about 12.30pm. A tour of the Reform Club.
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Supper lecture: In the Olden Time: Victorians and Elizabethans

Tuesday 1 November: 6.45pm for 7pm. A lecture given by Professor Andrew Sanders who has been a member of the Victorian Society since the mid-1960s. He lectures in English at the University of Durham and has written very widely on Victorian literature and culture.
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Lecture: Hymn of the Nations: The International Exhibition of 1862

Thursday 3 November: 6.30pm to 8pm. By Max Donnelly. Third in our Victorian International Exhibitions: 1851 and Beyond lecture series organised by Ayla Lepine.
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Lecture: The people’s galleries: art museums and exhibitions in Victorian Britain

Wednesday 9 November: 6.30pm to 8pm. By Giles Waterfield. Fourth in our Victorian International Exhibitions: 1851 and Beyond lecture series organised by Ayla Lepine.
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Lecture: The Land of the Morning: Japan and the International Exhibitions

Tuesday 15 November: By Neil Jackson. Fifth in our Victorian International Exhibitions: 1851 and Beyond lecture series organised by Ayla Lepine.
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Lecture: Temples of Glass

Monday 21 November: 6.30pm to 8pm. By Sally-Anne Huxtable. Sixth in our Victorian International Exhibitions: 1851 and Beyond lecture series organised by Ayla Lepine.
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Lecture: Mural fever, 1912-1916

Monday 28 November: By Alan Powers. Last in our Victorian International Exhibitions: 1851 and Beyond lecture series organised by Ayla Lepine.
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The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge - the Building & Victorian Decorative Arts: a personal tour

Thursday 1 December: 1.15pm to about 4.45pm. A tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
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