Our Monday lectures are held in St George’s Hall, Blockley at 2.30pm for a 2.45pm start.


Alice Foster

John Singer Sargent and the Broadway artists

What would attract an American, the most celebrated portrait painter of the Edwardian age, to a small village in the Cotswolds? This lecture looks at the work of John Singer Sargent, explains the intriguing connection with Broadway and shows how the bohemian artists’ colony there grew and how Sargent was very much a part of the group.

Alice Foster has lectured for Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education since 1998. She also lectures at the Ashmolean Museum, the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock and gives regular classes in Oxfordshire and Worcestershire. In 2004 Alice joined The Arts Society and has lectured in Great Britain and Europe, and in 2025 will give a lecture tour in Australia. Formerly President of Northleach AS, she is also President of Banbury Fine Arts Society. Since its inception in 2003 Alice has led study holidays with Learn Italy.