The Silver Society Courses

AN INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SILVER

Advance notification
New for 2021 – an online course run by Tim Schroder and Lucy Morton for the Silver Society on the history of British silver, to run one evening a week, over six weeks. 

Readers may remember that between 2011 and 2014 we ran this course very successfully at the Society of Antiquaries; we are now reformatting it so that it can be run on-line – making it accessible to many more people.  The course will be open to anyone and will cost £75, but members of the Society will only pay £50 and members of the Early Career Silver Group just £25.  The course will take place on a Wednesday evening and the provisional dates are 5, 12 and 19 May and then 2, 9 and 16 June but these dates do have to be finalised.  There will not be a session on 26 May.

Each session will comprise one ‘chapter’ of a broad historical survey of British silver, followed by a talk focussing on areas such as silversmithing techniques, fakes and forgeries and looking at silver.  A major difference between this and the original course is that it will be run in collaboration with the Goldsmiths’ Company. Lectures will draw on the Company’s rich resources and include specially made video clips giving privileged access to some of its great treasures and curatorial expertise.

Please pass this information on to anyone you know, who is not a member of the Society, who may be interested and if they wish to receive full details in due course they should email events@thesilversociety.org