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.


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