The History of London in Six Talks and Four Visits

This series will attempt the impossible: to compress almost 2000 years into ten Wednesday afternoons. Beginning on 3 October we will trace the movement of London from the edge of the world map to its centre, its development from a provincial backwater to [briefly] the larg-est, richest city in history and the capital of the […]


Tuesday Talking Pictures

Every week, starting with David Lean’s “Brief Encounter” we will watch excerpts from a film and have a discussion about it. There will also be time for gossip about the latest films you have seen and shared information about what’s on in and around London. We could call these weekly sessions . Tutor: John Wischmeyer, […]


Opera in Performance

Following on from our last very successful series of Lectures, Ross Alley is returning to the Club with a series of “Opera in Performance” lectures which will focus on works currently on in London and especially live screenings to cinemas from The Met in New York, starting with Puccini’s “La Boheme”. 13 September: Puccini’s “La […]


An Invitation to the Opera with Ross Alley

We are delighted to welcome Ross whose enthusiasm for his subject shines through his lectures and you will come away with a deeper and more meaningful appreciation of everything there is to know about opera. As he says opera is revered as one of the highest art forms ever conceived, with its power to move […]