What are Study Days?

They are for members only. They start at 10:00am and finish at 3:00pm and provide three one hour lectures on art linked to a chosen theme.  There is coffee between the morning sessions and a three course lunch before the afternoon session.  A Study Day gives the opportunity to learn about a subject in more depth than is possible through our normal lecture programme.  They are smaller scale in terms of numbers with a maximum size of 100.  This means that there is more time for questions, discussion and interaction with the lecturer.  The coffee and lunch breaks enable members to mingle with each other and the lecturer.  Members can share knowledge and experiences.  It is the opportunity to meet other members with a common interest.

Where will they be held?

Our Study Days will be held in Oxford at Rewley House in Wellington Square, the home of the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education.  It is a modern venue that is very used to organising lectures and conferences.  It has up-to-date audio/visual technical equipment, including a hearing loop. This theatre is on the lower ground level and there is a modern lift available for members’ use and coat racks outside the theatre. The theatre has air-conditioning and heating.  The dining room has recently been refurbished and the quality of the food is exceptionally good.

How much will it cost?

£39 for the day.  This includes the lecture programme, tea/coffee and the three course lunch.  We hope you will agree that this is excellent value.

How can I book?

Booking details are sent to members gereally two months before the Study Day.  During this advance booking period (which is for members only) – places can be reserved by email, post and sometimes before a lecture.  Thus far all our Study Days have been over-subscribed so places have been be allocated by BALLOT. Once you have been notified that you have a place, you need to confirm by paying the course fee of £39 either by cheque or by direct bank transfer (our preferred method).  Usually only 100 places are available.

How do I contact the organisers?

Study Days are organised by Stephanie North and her team. If you want any more general information, please email them at tasoxford@gmail.com

Our Study Days thus far:

  • May 2018 “The Mysterious Language of Paintings”, lecturer Val Woodgate
  • February 2018 “Secrets and Symbols of the Dutch Old Masters”, lecturer Lynne Gibson
  • October 2017 “How 20th century Art Shaped the Art of Today”, lecturer Linda Smith
  • March 2017 “Russian Art: The Revolution in Art, and Art in Revolution”, lecturer Rosamund Bartlett
  • November 2016 “The Art of Venice: the Lion of the Sea”, lecturer Douglas Skeggs


Wyvern Area Study Days 2018

We are part of The Arts Society Wyvern Area and our members, and those on the waiting list, are welcome to take part in Wyvern area events. Further details here