We hope to move back to the University Women’s Club at the earliest opportunity. Until then, all events will be transmitted by Zoom. A link will be sent to members before each talk.


Thursday 26th August from 10.30

Group visit to Epic Iran exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Optional lunch. Please contact Dimity Spiller to join the group.

Sunday 12 September 12.00 for a 13.00 lunch.

ORTS Summer Party at Geoffrey Saba’s home, South London. ORTS Annual Auction at about 15.00.

Subject to government guidelines. Members are welcome to bring a guest.

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Wednesday 22nd September time tbc. 

Chloe Sayer will be giving an illustrated lecture on The Textile Arts of Mexico. Chloe is the author of several books on the textile arts of Mexico, including Mexico: Clothing & Culture published by the Royal Ontario Museum in 2015.

Wednesday 6th October time tbc. 

Former ORTS Chair Louise Teague will be talking about her collections of Lakai textiles. Members' Talk via Zoom. 

Wednesday, October 20th  time tbc.

Lecture by Eleanor Sims on Carpets and Textiles in Persian Painting in the 15th and early 16th Centuries.


Events are normally held at: 

The University Women's Club

2 Audley Square

South Audley Street





Society talks are normally held at the University Women's Club 

in South Audley Square just behind the Dorchester Hotel. Talks start at 7pm. 


Both Green Park and Hyde Park Corner tube stations are a short walk away. Free street parking

after 6.30pm (Tilney St, Stanhope Gate, Hill St, Waverton St, Curzon St, Chesterfield Gardens)


Non-members are welcome to attend for £7 a single lecture. Students £5. 

Membership of one year for all events at £30.


Sumatran Songket Weaving

Wednesday 13th December 2017 at 7pm A talk by Bernhard and Erika Bart Bernhard and Erika from Switzerland have their own project to...

ORTS Summer Lunch Party

Sunday 2nd July 2017 from 12:00 midday Tim and Susan Chapman have kindly offered to host our annual Summer Lunch Party. They have a...

Chinese Imperial Sericulture

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at 7pm The Swedenborg Hall David and Wendy Rosier will give a review of the origins of silk culture in...

Ottoman Tiles and Textiles

Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 7.30pm Lecture by Arthur Millner A consideration of the relationship between two of the most admired...

Textiles of Gujarat

17th – 30th September 2016 ORTS Tour to India is fully booked. For more information contact Yasin Zargar at yasin@indusexperiences.co.uk