If you are interested in the Fine Arts and you live in the Chilterns, our Society may be for you.

We invite you to explore this website to find out more about our activities. The Arts Society Chiltern  has grown from a small group set up by Patricia Fay that first met in 1965 to study and enjoy the Fine Arts and antiques, to a thriving society of 300 members.

The original concept of promoting education, appreciation and conservation in the Fine Arts grew and led to the formation of many other societies and to the setting up of the national and worldwide NADFAS.

We meet for regular lectures on art-related subjects given by outstanding speakers; we have study days, day trips to venues of interest and cultural tours; and we have many volunteering opportunities in helping to preserve our heritage, as well as promoting Young Arts programmes. Come and join us!

For information on the national organisation, please click on this link -

The Arts Society Chiltern welcomes new members. click here

All booking forms, notices and other documents can be found by clicking here

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An Extraordinary General Meeting will be held immediately preceding the Elizabethan Miniatures lecture to vote on the adoption of a proposed new Constitution and Rules for the Society. Click here for the Notice of the EGM and amendments. If you have any questions prior to the meeting please email

Please remember that cheques to the society should be payable to 'The Arts Society Chiltern'.

Please note the visit on February 19th 2020 to the Vintners Hall and the Bank of England Museum has been postponed to July 9th.


On behalf of the Society, the Committee has adopted an illustrated book at St George's Chapel Chapter Library, Windsor Castle, in memory of Mrs Barbara Cullimore MBE, our late Vice-President and Leader of the Heritage Volunteers.

The book, dated 1729, contains Survey plans of Great Haseley Manor, Oxfordshire described as one of the "treasures" of the Library. Click here to view the commemorative bookplate and here for a full description of the book.

Please keep an eye out for the Volunteering section of the website as we are always looking out for members who would like to get more involved in the organisation of the Society.