Basingstoke - Old Basing

University of the Third Age

Registered charity no: 1086263

Art History/Appreciation


We are an informal group sharing an interest in art of all genres. No prior knowledge is assumed and everyone’s opinion is valued. Our monthly meetings usually centre on a presentation about an artist or movement. The discussion can be lively and it often produces interesting insights.

We also have at least one Gallery visit a year. These are always very popular.


Leaders: Edward Dowson/Vee Holliday

Christ Church, Chineham, RG24 8LT

14:00 - 16:00

3rd Wednesday of the month

Art Appreciation Speakers 2018/2019 (issued 29 July 2018)



19 September 2018

"Lord Leighton and the Pre-Raphaelites" - Paul Hibbert

17 October 2018

DVD - "Edward Hopper and the Blank Canvas" with introduction by Edward Dowson

21 November 2018

Roy Ashbury

December 2018

No meeting

16 January 2019

Margaret Fisher - "The Parthenon and its Sculptures"

20 February 2019

Marilyn Wright - "Signs and Symbols in Art"

20 March 2019

A medley (total 100 minutes)

  1.  Edward Mitchell - "Guiseppe Arcimboldo"  ~ 25 - 30 mins

  2.  Martin Boddy - Painting HMS Kelly off Norway 1940 ~ 15 mins

  3.  Tea ~ 20 mins

  4.  Barbara Robson - "Rodin" ~ 35 mins


17 April 2019

Gallery Visit

15 May 2019

Jean Carpenter "Botticelli"

19 June 2019

Sue Strawson ' "Women Artists"

17 July 2019

TBA