The Arts Society Englemere  

is a member of The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) the leading arts charity established for furthering knowledge and appreciation of the arts and is now celebrating its 50th year.


  • Based in ASCOT, Berkshire with a thriving and lively membership of 200+.
  • Monthly lecture meetings held on the second Tuesday evening of each month (except August and December).
  • Regular visits to stately homes, museums, exhibitions. In addition an annual guided tour in the UK or abroad.
  • The Lecturers are approved by The Arts Society and are of high quality and are experts in their own field.
  • We welcome those interested in joining the Society.

Please explore this website to find out more. Do get in touch using the Contact Us form by clicking here. Why not come and experience one of our lectures?


Rembrandt’s Vision : Dutch History Painting in the 17th Century

Tuesday, 9th July 2019

at St George's School, Ascot.

Reception from 7:00 pm.

Lecture commences at approximately 7:45pm

History painting was a special genre for a distinct clientele in the Dutch Republic during the 17th Century.  Rembrandt developed his own interpretations of stories such as Bathsheba and David with emphasis on human drama and the human figure. Sophie Oosterwijk’s lecture explores the concept that not all Rembrandt’s contemporaries appreciated his approach.  Sophie has multiple degrees from Dutch and English universities.  She is a regular lecturer for Cambridge University and Honorary Research Fellow with the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews. 

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