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DateLecture
16 October 2017A Royal Rescue: Dumfries House saved and revealed.
18 September 2017Sculpture and the Landscape: A journey round Sculpture Parks of Britain.
17 July 2017AGM - 2.154pm The Hon. East India Company: East-west Trade 1600-1800, Chinese Export and Chinoiserie
19 June 2017Birmingham Town Hall: England's First Truly Civic Building.
15 May 2017Isabelle d'Este, Collector and Patron of Art: by fair means or foul?
24 April 2017Van Gogh and Gaugin: A Terrible Lucidity.
20 March 2017St Pancras and Friends: A Journey through London's Stations.
20 February 2017The Golden Age of Venetian Glass
16 January 2017To the Far Side of the World: Capt James Cook and the Enlightenment.
21 November 2016The Journey of the Magi: 1700 years of the Three Kings
17 October 2016The Role of the Arts in the cycle of crime, Prison and Re-offending.
19 September 2016Elisabeth Frink: The Expressive Power of Bronze
18 July 2016Photography as Fine Art
20 June 2016Mughals and Rajputs:Courts and Palaces of India.
16 May 2016Charles Dickens: The Man and his Life through his Characters
18 April 2016Expressionism: Emotion Versus Intellect.
21 March 2016The Houses of the Cecils: Burghley and Hatfield.
15 February 2016The Art and Science of The Lunar Society during the Enlightenment.
18 January 2016William Hogarth 1697 - 1764
16 November 2015Pomp and Circumstance: Royal Ceremonies from Coronations to Jubilees
03 November 2015Designing Costumes for Film and Television.
19 October 2015World Fairs & Exhibitions 1851 - 1900: Their scope and Influence
21 September 2015From Humble Beginnings: 150 Years of The National Portrait Gallery.
20 July 2015Gertrude Jekyll - Artist and Gardener.
15 June 2015The Painted Church: Seeing and Understanding Medieval Wall Paintings
18 May 2015Windsor: A Castle Restored. The Fire of 1992 and the Restoration.
20 April 2015From Russia: Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes 1909-1920
16 March 2015The Luttrell Psalter
16 February 2015Silver and Social Custom
19 January 2015The Art of Waterloo
17 November 2014Cooking for Kings: The Life and Career of Antonia Creme - The first celebrity chef.
20 October 2014The Fascinating World of Playing Cards
15 September 2014Wallis Simpson: That Woman or The Duchess of Style

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A Royal Rescue: Dumfries House saved and revealed. Matthew Williams Monday 16 October 2017

Matthew Williams is a Lecturer and former Curator of Cardiff Castle and an author of its history.   He is a longstanding member of NADFAS (now AS)


Dumfries House is a Palladian Country House in Ayrshire, Scotland. It is located within a large estate, around 2 miles west of Cumnock. Noted for being one of the few such houses with much of its original 18th-century furniture still present, including specially commissioned Thomas Chippendale pieces, the house and estate is now owned in charitable trust by The Great Steward of Scotland's Dumfries House Trust, which maintains it as a visitor attraction and hospitality and wedding venue. Both the house and the gardens are listed as significant aspects of Scottish heritage.