2016 is filled with great events for Pre-Raphaelite Society members. From lectures to the London-based book club, there is something for everyone. Sign up leaflets will be posted with your Review mailings and events reminders will appear on Facebook. Or follow our twitter @PreRaphSoc for more updates and news.
16 January 2016: Lecture by Dr Jordan Kistler – ‘Arthur O’Shaughnessy: A Pre-Raphaelite Poet in the British Museum’ Venue: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 11.00 a.m.
13 February 2016: Private tour by Dennis Lanigan of the exhibition ‘Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre‐Raphaelites and Their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection’, Leighton House, London.
28 February 2016: London and Southern Group Book Club- reading Jan Marsh’s ‘The Legend of Elizabeth Siddal’. Venue: The basement of Costa Coffee, 112 Southampton Row, London., 2p.m.
19 March 2016: Lecture by Dr. Robyne Calvert – ‘The Myth of Pre-Raphaelite Dress’. Venue: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 11.00 a.m.
2 April 2016: London and Southern Group- A guided walk of Pre-Raphaelite Bloomsbury. Venue: Starting in Red Lion Square and finishing with a picnic and poetry reading in Russell Square.
23 April 2016: Lecture by Professor Anna Gruetzner-Robins – ‘Remembering Rossetti’. Venue: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 11.00 a.m.
21 May 2016: Visit to the exhibition ‘Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman’ Venue: Watts Gallery Compton, Surrey.
22 May 2016: London and Southern Group Book Club- TBC on February members’ vote. Venue: The basement of Costa Coffee, 112 Southampton Row, London., 2p.m.
25 June 2016: Lecture by Julia Dudkiewicz – ‘Dante Gabriel Rossetti at Kelmscott Manor (1871-1874): An Examination of The Marigolds (1874) and Rossetti’s Possessions Left at Kelmscott’. Venue: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 11.00 a.m.
23 July 2016: Lecture by Claire Yearwood Munn – ‘Mirrors in Pre-Raphaelite Art’. Venue: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 11.00 a.m.
September 2016: Lecture TBC Venue: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 11.00 a.m.
29 October 2016: Annual General Meeting and Founder’s Day lecture by Dr Serena Trowbridge – ‘The Poetry of Elizabeth Siddal’ Venue: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham – AGM starts at 10.30 a.m. with lecture starting at 12.00 p.m.
19 November 2016: Lecture by Dr Angie Dunstan – ‘‘Shaping the Invisible Sculptor’: The Life’s Work of Thomas Woolner PRB RA.’ Venue: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 11.00 a.m.
All Birmingham lectures take place at Birmingham & Midland Institute (BMI), 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham – Lecture starts at 11.00 a.m. Reception from 10.30am. Coffee and tea are available for purchase in the BMI Coffee Lounge from 10.15am.
Please note that event/entrance tickets are not issued in advance of the lecture. Pre-booking for lectures is advised. The Society reserves the right to allocate places on a first-come, first served basis where demand for places exceeds venue capacity.