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Join The Arts Society, Hillingdon to enjoy expert lectures, special interest days and stimulating outings.

Membership costs just £54.00 per year, excluding Special Interest Days and Outings.

Get discount entry to many UK galleries & museums with an Arts Society Membership Card.

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Come along to one of our lectures for just £7.00 - free if you join on the day!

Lectures are held at Winston Churchill Theatre, Pinn Way, Ruislip HA4 7QL.  Special Interest Days are held at Uxbridge Golf Club, The Drive, Uxbridge UB10 8AQ.  Non-members are welcome to come to Lectures for just £7 - free if you join on the day. For Special Interest Days non-members not attending a Lecture should telephone Sylvia Jones (01895 677041) or Pam Cook (01895 833725) for details.

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Dear member,

We are writing as Co-Chairs of the committee to hope, most sincerely, that you are keeping well - probably in isolation - at this curious and unhappy time. Rachel has tried to phone most of you, but we felt that something in writing would be timely.

The challenge we face, along with societies worldwide, is unprecedented in modern times and we hope you will agree that we should not re-convene until it is safe to do so.  

As many of our members are over-70 the need for a long lockdown will be inevitable, we will of course take guidance from the central Arts Society headquarters.

The programme of A S Hillingdon runs with the calendar year, with requests for subscriptions sent out in the autumn to cover the ten lectures, and other benefits including the magazine.  

Having had three varied and interesting lectures already in 2020, we have furloughed the next few lecturers on the understanding that we will attempt to re-engage them later. We will also inform you in plenty of time when activities start up again, and what the next lectures will be.

This letter is our pledge to you that however many lectures we may have to cancel this year, there will be a corresponding adjustment to your next year's fee.

The Arts Society HQ are still attempting to offer a service to all members, and you are invited you to sign up to a regular newsletter.  Their current web page is to be found on-line at  enquiries@theartssociety.org

They are offering impressive free on-line lectures. Currently Sarah Dunant on Venice: Dressed and Undressed and Dr Jacqueline Cockburn on Las Meninas.. Future lectures include Marc Allum who came to us in February last year.

If you receive this as a letter rather than by e-mail, would you kindly please send an e-mail address from yourself to  artssocietyhillingdon@yahoo.com

which would make communication easier.

On a personal note, we can only wish you all the very best. Do not feel lonely, do stay apart, stay well, stay safe; and may contemplation of the arts be some consolation at this odd time.

With the very warmest wishes

from the whole committee,


Emma Lady Hamilton as Circe, painted by George Romney.  Emma Lady Hamilton, Admiral Lord Nelson and Sir William Hamilton whose tangled lives were the subject of our 13 May 2015 Lecture. The lustre, light and colour of  enamel  and gold - the subject of our  4 November 2015 Special Interest Day. Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, headquarters of the  United Grand Lodge of England  - venue for the 22 April 2015 Outing