We hold monthly lectures on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September to May. Our lectures, starting at 10.30am, take place in the Barn Cinema, Darlington Hall Estate, Totnes, TQ9 6EL. Car Parking £1.00 for 4 hours which covers the lecture and time for coffee!

The lecturers are expert in their subject and mostly accredited by The Arts Societies. In addition to our lecture programme we hold study days where we explore a particular subject in more depth. We also aim to provide day visits and access to UK and European guided tours. Please see the Lecture and Visits / Tours pages on our web site for more details.

Guests. If you would like to attend one of our lectures as a guest please contact our membership secretary, Sylvia Butler (  We ask for a donation when you visit please. Our lectures are followed by the opportunity to meet and talk with other members over tea, coffee or lunch. Members wishing to bring guests to any of our lectures should contact the Membership Secretary in advance.

Affiliated membership of The Arts Society is also available for £10 p.a.  See their website - Benefits include their quarterly Arts magazine, invitations to members events and courses, special offers and concessions, regular newsletter with updates from The Arts Society and opportunities to volunteer.

Listed below is a brief summary of our data protection policy:

  • Members' details will be processed fairly and lawfully and in accordance with the Society's legitimate activities.
  • Members' details with be disclosed to The Arts Society for the purposes of mailing the quarterly magazine The Arts Society Review.
  • Members' details may be disclosed to the The Arts Society Area or to other Member Societies.