The Leman Album contains the earliest-known English designs for woven silk, produced between 1706 and 1716 by the master weaver James Leman.  Currently the subject of a major interdisciplinary research project in the V&A Research Institute (VARI), the designs offer unique evidence of silk weaving techniques, commercial design in early eighteenth-century London, taste and fashion.  This lecture on Wednesday 18th October will explore multiple aspects of Leman's remarkable designs including their purpose, their sources, and what recent conservation and scientific analysis has revealed about their significance.

Please follow this link for details of this lecture:

The lunchtime lectures have moved to the Hochhauser Auditorium in the reopened Sackler Centre.

The speaker will start at 1pm and doors will open from roughly 12.40pm.



No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain

20 September 2017 – 28 February 2018

An exhibition looking at key British 'migration moments’, including the arrival of Huguenots, though contemporary art and a range of media. The exhibition encourages visitors to engage with the past and make connections with their lives and the present.

Migration Museum at The Workshop
26 Lambeth High Street
London, SE1 7AG

Wednesday-Sunday 11am-5pm
Free Entry

A date for your diaries - Dan Cruickshank will give the opening talk at the Canterbury Festival on Monday 23rd October at 5.30pm at Cathedral Lodge, The Precincts, Canterbury.

Further details will appear in due course.

Canterbury Festival