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Talks and Tours


Talks & Tours


Get more from your visit by coming along to one of our talks or tours. 


Edward Bawden – Art and Gardening

Free Online Talk


Join Keeper of Fine and Decorative Art, Victoria Partridge, for a look at some of Edward Bawden’s favourite gardens, including his own garden in Great Bardfield and the public gardens at Kew. Visit the Artist Plantsman page to watch the video.


Friends Lecture: Body & Soul - Professor Christiana Payne and Dr Mary O’Neill 

Tuesday 6 September, 12pm

Members Free, Non-Members £10 (Pay at Front Desk)


As part of The Friends of The Higgins Bedford lecture series, join curators Professor Christiana Payne and Dr Mary O’Neill to explore the themes of the Body & Soul exhibition. Professor Payne is the author of Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings and Watercolours and curator of the exhibition of the same name at the Ashmolean Museum. Art Historian Dr O’Neill is a researcher and author; she has most recently contributed to a collection of essays on Henry Scott Tuke for Watts Gallery Artists’ Village.