Because of the ongoing Covid crisis, the first few lectures of the 2020-21 season will be delivered via Zoom. We hope to return to live lectures at JAGS in the New Year.

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 that brings together people with a shared curiosity for the arts, providing access to world-class lecturers sharing their specialist knowledge. The belief that the arts have the potential to enrich peoples' lives is at the heart of everything we do.

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 comprehensive programme of study days providing opportunities for deeper examination of arts-related subjects.

Because of Covid, our lectures are being delivered via Zoom at least until January 2021. They are normally held in a comfortable purpose-built lecture theatre with its own parking, at 8pm the second Thursday of the month. There is no waiting list and membership is open to everyone. 

Next lecture

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020, 8.00pm
Lecturer: Mark Ovenden (via Zoom)

Where we meet

Because of Covid, our lectures will be delivered via Zoom until we are allowed to return to JAGS.

How to join

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

Join us