Welcome to The Arts Society Cambridge

Registered Charity 276000

A letter from our Chairman

September, 2019

Dear Members and Visitors

Welcome to the Home Page of The Arts Society, Cambridge.  Our Society is vibrant and friendly and if you are looking at this page out of curiosity, do look at other pages of our website and learn more about what we do, who we are and what our purpose is.  Our membership year runs from October and our new term begins next month.  If you are not a member and would like to join, please contact our Membership Secretary by email on and you may be a member in time for the first lecture.

We are just about to start our new Term at Churchill on 10 October.  Your Committee has been working hard to prepare another diverse and diverting year and we hope you will enjoy all that is on offer.  Members will have received the Programme cards and I hope, have started planning their Autumn Thursday mornings.  I am proud of the variety of subjects in our programme and know from talking to members that it is often the lectures one doesn’t expect to enjoy particularly which are the most enthralling. The new programme ranges from Wallpapers to Portraiture, we have jewellery, the representation of glass and of snow and ice in painting and intriguingly, what happened when WWII forced the movement of the nation’s art treasures out of London. 

The Arts Society remit is broad and is reflected in our lecture and Special Interest Day choices - please look at the forthcoming lectures list to see what we shall be  hearing about this year and what we have learned about in the past.  Our visits are very special too; we take advantage of the wonders of Cambridge and have some extraordinary opportunities – coming up in the 2019-20 season will be visits to the prestigious Hamilton Kerr Institute, a special visit to the David Parr House where our Heritage Volunteers have been working, combined with other Cambridge sites connected to the Leach Company and a four day visit away from Cambridge to Devon.

A note for our members about parking.  We know it can be tricky.  If you have had difficulty parking at Churchill in the past, please take the time to look at to plan a journey using the bus.  From the Madingley Road P&R you can either walk through to Eddington Avenue and get a U bus or you can walk down to Madingley Road, opposite the British Antarctic Survey and get the C4 bus.  Both will take you to the bottom of Storey's Way.  

Whether you come by foot, bus, bike or car you will be very warmly welcomed at our Society and I hope you will enjoy your membership all year.  I look forward to seeing you in October. 

Sue Greenwood


Our 2018-19 Season is now over.  Thank you for your support.

Programme Cards for 2019-2020 have been posted to our members who renewed their membership and sent stamped addressed envelopes and to our new members.

We look forward to seeing you at our first lecture of our new Season on 10 October.


The Committee is delighted to welcome Peter Williams who has been co-opted   onto our Committee as our new Secretary from the beginning of our 2019-2020 Season.


If you are a member and would like to support the Society with Gift Aid, please click here for the up to date Gift Aid Form


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