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The Christopher Gilbert Lecture, 3:00 p.m. Saturday 21 October at the Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch

Clive Edwards, Emeritus Professor of Design History, Loughborough University, will deliver this year’s Christopher Gilbert Lecture: The upholsterer and the retailing of domestic furnishings 1600–1800. Clive will welcome questions and discussion after his lecture while tea is served. Cost £10 for members and guests.

To make a day of it we have planned an informal visit to the Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, the family home of Charles and Catherine Dickens in London where the author wrote Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby, and where he first achieved international fame as one of the world’s greatest storytellers. The house in a late Georgian terrace with faithfully re-created interiors including many items of his furniture is where his three eldest children were born and where he entertained many famous guests. Entrance: £9 (Seniors: £7, Art Fund members: free)

We may lunch nearby before taking the bus for a short ride to the Geffrye Museum, or members may prefer to lunch at the Geffrye.

The Christopher Gilbert Lecture 2017 booking form


NB. RFS Events are only open to paid-up members of the society.

Jeremy Bate, Events Secretary

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