Sherborne Abbey Vaulting

Our activities


The Ambassadors

Our lectures, by internationally acclaimed presenters on a wide variety of topics take place in the Digby Hall, Sherborne on the first Wednesday of each month (except January and August) at 3 pm and 7 pm.

Visitors are welcome

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Reclining figure

Each year we hold 2 or 3 Study Days in which the lecturer explores a subject in more detail over a series of 3 lectures Coffee is served between two morning lectures, then a lunch with wine or soft drinks is enjoyed followed be a third lecture after lunch.

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Shapes in the Clouds

We organise both residential visits, both in the UK and overseas, and day trips to places of cultural and artistic interest.

We are very pleased that, after residential visits, in particular, were necessarily restricted during the Covid pandemic, we are now able to move back towards a full programme.

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A very sociable and friendly Society, we arrange special lunches and dinners during the year. 

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Ceramic pebbles

We have organised events for young people under our former “Young Arts” scheme now incorporated into a wider “Arts Volunteering” heading.

In 2022 we  sponsored arts projects in two local primary schools.

Funding may also be available for sponsoring other projects in support of the arts in the local area.


Church Recorders

Members can get involved in the “Church Recorders” programme which records every detail in local churches and which is becoming a record of national importance in the UK.

TASS Forthcoming events

From Errol Flynn to Bottles of Gin

Literary Potraits and their Afterlives


Digby Hall, Sherborne

4th October 2023 at 3pm and 7pm

Lecture by Annalie Talent

Wells Cathedral


Digby Hall, Sherborne

1st November 2023 at 3pm and 7pm

Lecture by Jonathan Foyle

Bring an Object 

Audience participation talk based on artefacts brought in for the talk

Digby Hall, Sherborne

6th December 2023 at 3pm and 7pm

Lecture by Marc Allum

Christmas Parties

Also on 6th December we will celebrate the coming of Christmas with Drinks and Nibbles in the Digby Hall


Following both the AFTERNOON and EVENING Lectures, members are invited to stay in the Digby Hall and enjoy a glass of wine and a few nibbles



6th December Digby Hall at a time as yet to be decided

“A Crisis of Brilliance”

      The Slade school and the         Revolution in British art,     1910-1945

Digby Hall, Sherborne

16 November 2023 10:15am to 3:15pm

Study Day by David Boyd Haycock