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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

Our free photographic exhibition has now finished its scheduled tours.
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Architecture on the Thames Central with Open City

Benedict O'Looney leads another unmissable Thames boat tour this July.
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Evening walk in Holborn

Thursday 24 August: 6.30pm to 8pm. A walk around Holborn led by Fabian Watkinson.
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Low and High Life in Reading

Tuesday 29 August: 10am to about 6.15pm. A foot and coach tour of Reading led by Victorian Society member Richard Havelock who has studied the architectural history of the town for many years.
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Walk: Purley and Garden First at Woodcote

Saturday 2 September: 2pm to 5.30pm. Tony Woolfenden leads a walk to see the late Victorian origins of Purley and the outer suburban splendours of the Woodcote estate, laid out from 1900 onwards by local developer William Webb on principles of Garden First in Land Development (the title of his later book).
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Tea and the Queen Anne Revival

Wednesday 6 September: 3pm to about 5pm. Members of the Society are invited to visit an interesting house of 1908 by Sydney William Neighbour, RIBA, in Murray Road, Wimbledon, built on the estate of a Miss Gertrude Murray, which was sold off in the early 1900s.
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Walk: London’s Docklands from Tower Hill to Canary Wharf

Saturday 9 September: 2pm to about 5pm. A walk around Docklands led by Steven Brindle.
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Wantage Day

Saturday 23 September: 10.20am to 6pm. A tour of Wantage led by Peter Howell.
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Pugin in Ramsgate

Wednesday 4 October: 10.30am to 5pm. A visit to the recently restored St Augustine’s Church and Pugin’s house, the Grange led by Dr Rory O’Donnell, with the help of Nick Dermott, Chairman, and Catriona Blaker, Trustee, the Pugin Society.
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Lecture: A Time-Traveller’s Guide to the V&A, c. 1868

Wednesday 11 October: 6.30pm to 8pm. By Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word & Image at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and author of a new book, Designing the V&A: The Museum as a Work of Art (1857-1909). First in our Art for Architecture lecture series organised by Michael Hall.
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Lecture: England’s Michelangelo: GF Watts as a fresco painter

Tuesday 17 October: 6.30pm to 8pm. By Nicholas Tromans, Brice Curator of the Watts Gallery. Second in our Art for Architecture lecture series organised by Michael Hall.
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Lecture: The Palace of Westminster Murals

Wednesday 25 October: 6.30pm to 8pm. By Clare Willsdon, Professor of History of Western Art at the University of Glasgow, and author of the book, Mural Painting in Britain 1840-1940. Third in our Art for Architecture lecture series organised by Michael Hall.
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Lecture: Pre-Raphaelite Artists and Architects

Tuesday 31 October: 6.30pm to 8pm. By Michael Hall, author of a recent book on Bodley. Fourth in our Art for Architecture lecture series organised by Michael Hall.
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Visit to the Reform Club

Thursday 2 November: 10.30am to about 12.30pm. A tour of the Reform Club.
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Lecture: Architects, Artists, Craftsmen and 19th-century Stained Glass

Wednesday 8 November: 6.30pm to 8pm. By Martin Harrison, author of the standard history of Victorian stained glass. Fifth in our Art for Architecture lecture series organised by Michael Hall.
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Lecture: Ford Madox Brown and the Manchester Murals

Tuesday 14 November: 6.30pm to 8pm. By Julian Treuherz, curator of the major Ford Madox Brown exhibition in 2011-12. Sixth in our Art for Architecture lecture series organised by Michael Hall.
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Lecture: The Wellington Monument of Alfred Stevens

Wednesday 22 November: 6.30pm to 8pm. By our former Director, Teresa Sladen, who is working on a monograph on Alfred Stevens. Last in our Art for Architecture lecture series organised by Michael Hall.
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