The Christopher Gilbert Lecture

This year the annual Christopher Gilbert Lecture will take place on Saturday July 2nd during the Conference weekend, and will be given by long-standing RFS member Peter Brears, who is currently writing a book of the history of Cumbrian food. His lecture is entitled ‘The social history of The Lakes district furniture’ and will take place after tea and a private tour of the Tullie House Museum.

Please see the 2016 AGM & Conference booking form for further details or contact the Events Secretary at events.rfs@gmail.com.

Listed below are the previous annual Christopher Gilbert lectures:

Todd Gray – Local sensibilities in bench end carving in Devon and the West Country, 1480 – 1650
7 November 2015, Geffrye Museum, London

Catherine Richardson – A Day at Home in Early Modern England
29th November 2014, Geffrye Museum, London

John Allan – Breton Woodworkers in Early Tudor Devon
12 October 2013, Devon

Nick Humphrey – Furniture, Techniques and Materials: Developing a New Gallery at the V & A
17 November 2012, Geffrye Museum, London

Max Donnelly – South Kensington and the Revival of Painted Furniture 
19 November 2011, Geffrye Museum London

Peter Brears – Vernacular Furniture in its Original Context: A Study of the Textile Area of the West Riding
9 October 2010, Temple Newsam, Yorks

David Jones – Furniture and People: The Personalities Behind Scholarship
24 October 2009, Geffrye Museum, London

Susan Stuart – Gillows of Lancaster and London: Unique Insights into how an 18th Century Cabinet-making Business was organised
1 November 2008, Geffrye Museum, London

Glen Adamson – The Carved and the Flat
17 November 2007, Geffrye Museum, London

Bill Cotton – Beatrix Potter and her Love of Regional Furniture
8 November 2006, Olympia, London

Robert Mussey – The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour
13 June 2005, Olympia, London

David Bostwick – Seeling and Ceilings: The Rose Family Workshop in 17th Century Sheffield 
9 October 2004, Temple Newsam, Yorks

Charles Hummel – The Dominy Craftsmen of East Hampton, New York
18 October 2003, High Wycombe

Scott Swank – Shaker Furniture Design: Religion in Wood Revisited
2 December 2002, Burlington House, London

Greg Landrey – Standards of Practices and Ethics in furniture Conservation
3 December 2001, Christie’s, London