Statue by Louise Simson showing Edward Alleyn directing a child actor. Alleyn, an actor and entrepreneur, founded Dulwich College in 1619.


We are the Dulwich branch of The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS), a leading arts education charity bringing together people with a shared curiosity for the arts and providing access to world-class lecturers sharing their knowledge. The belief that the arts have the potential to enrich peoples' lives is at the heart of everything we do.

After a year of Zoom, our monthly evening lectures have returned to the comfortable purpose-built lecture theatre at the Sixth Form Centre at James Allen's Girls' School (JAGS) in East Dulwich Grove. It has its own parking via Green Dale. We meet at 8pm the second Thursday of the month. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive details of the programme, which is also available on this website.

As well as members, we welcome guests at @£10 per lecture. Pay at the door, no booking required.

We encourage the pleasure of learning through our programme of evening lectures as well as visits to places of artistic merit in and around London. The Arts Society's Greater London Area offers a wide-ranging programme of study days providing deeper examination of arts-related subjects.

Next lecture

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022, 8.00pm
Lecturer: Jane Angelini

Where we meet

Our lectures take place in the Sixth Form Lecture Theatre, James Allen's Girls' School.

Map and directions

How to join

Membership includes all lectures as well as access to visits and events and membership of The Arts Society.

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