Nicholas Friend, Oxbridge maverick, has been carving a unique place in the field of British cultural and heritage education for thirty-five years.  He lectures on a sweeping range of topics in arenas as diverse as galleries, crypts, museums, university classrooms, trains, buses, rooftops and in the rain perched on the prow of a boat. His lectures combine erudition with pure pedagogic pleasure and humour. Using a blend of new and old age technology, Nicholas weaves fact, figure, and historical evidence with innovative ideas and keen observation. His multi-media presentations use slides, film cuts, music, and recordings, which he peppers with dramatic  readings from letters, diaries, short stories, novels and plays. Eschewing artificial boundaries between disciplines, he places art and architecture, music, poetry, and literature in the context of politics and economics, religious and secular belief, and science and mathematics. He is an inspired and inspiring teacher.

Join us for INSCAPE Founder and Director Nicholas Friend’s phenomenally broad-reaching lecture and event series at The Artworkers’ Guild, Queen Square.


We so hope that you will be able to join us! In order to book please follow these directions:

email your choice of lecture to,

OR download the FRIEND & FRIEND BOOKING FORM and post it to us with a cheque or debit card details.

You will receive confirmation and venue maps by post.

A full copy of the current programme is downloadable to read here, and a copy of our exhibition study days is available here

And we look forward to hearing from you.