Details of our lectures can be found by following the links in the right hand column on this Home page under the heading “Forthcoming Events” or by clicking on “Lecture Programme 2022” above. Thank you.

The Arts Society is a leading arts charity which opens up the world of the Arts through a network of local societies and national events.

With inspiring monthly lectures given by some of the country’s top experts, together with days of special interest, educational visits and cultural holidays, The Arts Society is a great way to learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships.

Society Members and Affiliate Members can also become involved in worthwhile conservation volunteering projects in churches, museums, castles and stately homes. There are over 375 Societies throughout the UK and mainland Europe, as well as in Australia and New Zealand, so join us and discover all that The Arts Society has to offer.

The Huddersfield Society has a healthy membership of over 120 and welcomes new members throughout the year. 


Each year the society presents nine lectures and opportunities to learn and socialise further through days of special interest.  Our lectures take place on a Thursday from 19.30 normally in the Sparck Building, Firth Street, Huddersfield, with members getting together from around 18.45 onwards and notices, prior to the lectures, at 19.15.  For full details of dates and subjects of each lecture please click on the Lecture title under “Forthcoming Events” in the right hand column on this Home page where a rolling programme can be found.  Alternatively, to see the complete programme, view the page “Lecture Programme 2022” which can be found on the banner above and following the links.  The programme itself will be updated if new arrangements are made.  Details of Days of Special Interest and Visits can also be found on dedicated pages on this website although, under the current lockdown arrangements, these have not yet been finalised.

Our next lecture will take place at 7.30pm on 16th June 2022 in the lecture theatre of the Sparck Jones Building of the University of Huddersfield on Firth Street.  Refreshments will be available from 7.00pm.                                                                                                                         

Ralph Hoyle – Mid 18th Century English Rococo silver, its social context and the adventures of its owners and makers.

I am forwarding a rather flattering picture which I trust will meet your requirements.  I will be bringing with me a piece of silver ,which I am going to talk about, for the listeners to handle and examine, while I explain its purpose in eighteenth century culture, its design and decoration, and the through the heraldry explain how I found out who the original owners were and the misfortunes that befell them. Hopefully there will be a few laughs on the way!


Why not enjoy our lectures as a guest?  Should you wish to do so, please visit our “Subscription” page on this website for more details of how to join a lecture.  Guests are limited to attendance at two lectures at £7.50 per lecture.

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Lecture Programme 2022

Advance notice of next year’s Lecture Programme can be found by following the link above.