The group has been running for over 3 years. For The first year we read Looking at Paintings by Mary Acton as a study guide. In the second year, members selected an artist for discussion each month. We have had visits to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and to Birmingham Art Gallery. On the whole the group depends on members’ own enthusiasm for an artist or topic but from time to time outside experts (like Mary Acton) are invited to the group. Current subjects for discussion include war artists and textiles. We have also recently made use of DVDs on loan from the U3A Resources Department at HQ. New members are always welcome.