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. Our lunch at the Manor House at Leweston School is taking place at the end of May and our Christmas dinner at the Grange in Oborne is planned for December.

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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.

We are proposing to sponsor arts projects in a number of local 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.

Forthcoming events

The Gateway to Eternity

Lecture by Jane Angelini

Digby Hall, Sherborne

14 September at 3pm and 7pm

6 July 2022 at 3pm and 7pm


Residential Visit to Glasgow

7 to 12 November 2022 with possible extension to Edinburgh

Vienna 1900 – Culture and Crisis

Digby Hall, Sherborne

17 November 2022 at 10:15 am

Study Day by Gavin Plumley

The Queen of Instruments

Digby Hall, Sherborne

7 September 2022 at 3pm and 7pm

Lecture by Adam Busiakiewitz

The Most Infamous Family in History?

Digby Hall, Sherborne

5 October 2022 at 3pm and 7pm

Lecture by Sarah Dunant

Caravaggio – Rebel on the Run

Digby Hall, Sherborne

2 November 2022 at 3pm and 7pm

Lecture by Sian Walters

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Golden Age of Cabaret

Digby Hall, Sherborne

7 December 2022 at 3pm and 7pm

Lecture by Julian Halsby