The Arts Society Lincoln

TAS Lincoln is affiliated to The Arts Society, formerly NADFAS, which was launched in 1968 by Patricia Fay with 11 societies and has expanded to over 360 societies in the UK with 90,000 members, 10 societies in Europe, and 7 in New Zealand. There is a sister organisation in Australia with 35 or more societies

The Arts Society promotes and helps to preserve the arts through lectures, events, study days, visits and tours, at National, Area and Society level. The Arts Society includes voluntary activities helping to maintain historic buildings, recording churches and their contents, and developing the arts for the young.  The Arts Society lecturers all have exceptional skills and knowledge within their particular subjects and come from a variety of backgrounds such as universtities, museums and galleries.

To find out more you can visit The Arts Society website at

The TAS Lincoln programme runs from October to July with 9 meetings over 10 months (we do not have a meeting in January).  Lectures take place on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7.30 pm in the Lecture Theatre in the Robert Hardy Building at Bishop Grosseteste College.

Our objective, through lectures and visits, is to broaden members’ knowledge and enjoyment of the decorative and visual arts. Society membership is for those with artistic interests of all ages, and is an excellent way to meet and make friends with those with similar interests.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact our membership secretary, Dianna Broadmeadow, tel: 01507 354288. We currently do not have a waiting list.  Our membership fee is £50.00 which includes 9 lectures and four Arts Society magazines a year.  Guests are welcome at our meetings although we appreciate a donation of £8 towards our meeting costs and notification of guests attending should be given prior to the meeting to our Membership Secretary.

NEXT MEETING will be on Monday 10 June 2019at 7.30 p.m.


Speaker: Dr Ross King

Filippo Brunelleschi and the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiori

The octagonal dome that was to crown Santa Maria del Fiore, the cathedral begun in Florence in 1294, presented the most daunting architectural puzzle of the age: how to raise the highest and widest vault ever attempted. The cupola was to have a span greater than the Roman Pantheon—the world’s largest dome—and vaulting higher than any Gothic cathedral. The logistical problems were enormous. How could this enormous octagonal structure be made self-supporting? How could the tons of masonry be raised more than 200 feet in the air and laid into place with micrometric accuracy? This illustrated lecture examines the procedures developed by Filippo Brunelleschi as he worked on the dome between 1420 and 1436, successfully executing what is still the world’s largest masonry dome.


21 May 2019 Special Interest Day on Bess of Hardwick with David Bostwick.

Visit to Hardwick Hall on 19 June has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

We have received information from the Arts Society East Midlands about a Glyndebourne Opera Tour in October 2019 - details of which can be found in the News Section of our website.  For further information please contact Irene Milburn on the following email address: or click here for an automatic email link

Our AGM will be held before the lecture on Monday 8 July 2019 : if you are interested in joining the committee please click here for a nomination form.

There is currently no waiting list for our society and new members are welcome.

FOR NEXT YEAR'S PROGRAMME please refer to the News Section of our website or click here

For a copy of the Standing Order mandate form please click here

For a copy of our Membership Application form please click here

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