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Lectures & Events

A central function of the Consultancy is to provide corporate and private clients, fine art groups, universities and teaching institutions with a diverse and compelling range of jewellery presentations – at an affordable price.

These events either take the shape of a formal, structured lecture delivered to a large number of delegates or a small, informal talk given to groups of private and corporate clients in the setting of a stately home, a private residence or museum.

All lectures are illustrated with high resolution colour images and are often complemented by practical “workshops” during which clients’ own jewellery is identified and appraised.

John Benjamin is a popular speaker for the National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies (NADFAS) and delivers some 70 lectures and Study Days every year in the U.K. and overseas. Corporate events have been held in prestige venues such as Woburn Abbey, the Tower of London, Rockingham Castle and Edinburgh Castle offering companies and institutions the ideal location for entertaining their clients in a novel and informative way.

Education and Teaching Seminars. John Benjamin has lectured to students at Sotheby’s Institute, Christie’s Education, The Society of Jewellery Historians, The National Association of Goldsmiths’ Annual Conference and, in America, at the Annual Jewelry Conference.

If you would like a talk on jewellery specially designed for schools, universities and teaching faculties, please contact us at or telephone +44 (0)1296 615522.

Click on a presentation to view a synopsis

Fees are negotiable and are tailored to the individual event. For further information, please contact us at or telephone +44 (0)1296 615522.

Independent Testimonials
"That was one superb lecture. On behalf of the whole audience I am writing to say thank you … I don’t think you will be surprised to learn that it has been “marked” OUTSTANDING."
Warwick Decorative and Fine Arts Society
"Your lecture on Fabergé was the most interesting and wonderfully presented lecture we have ever listened to!"
Stamford Antique and Collectors’ Club
"On behalf of Gadfas, I would like to thank you so much for a superb Study Day on Tuesday. The history of jewellery was so interesting and your slides were quite stunning. Added to this, your enthusiasm and humour made it a very special day for us all."
Goring Decorative and Fine Arts Society
"You are a star! That was, in the unanimous opinion of every member of the society I have spoken with, the best lecture in ages! Your wit, erudition and charm had us all on the edges of our chairs and not a snore in the house!"
Gloucestershire Decorative and Fine Arts Society
"On behalf of The Flag Officers and Members of The Royal Irish Yacht Club, I wish to thank you for your most exciting and informative slide show and lecture. Undoubtedly one of the best nights we have ever had at the club."
The Royal Irish Yacht Club
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