Adult Learning at <br> Hogarth's House

Adult Learning at
Hogarth's House

Our new public programming will expand opportunities for learning with talks and workshops. 


Our expanded talks programme will cover a range of topics that touch on Hogarth, other residents of the House, Georgian life and gardening.

Virtual series: Midday Modern Conversations

This Spring and Summer, members of our team are having conversations with specialists and experts on a range of intriguing topics including: 18th century lapdogs, printing, mulberry trees and more! Our conversations will, we hope be a little more coherent than those taking place in the Hogarth work that was the inspiration for the series name.  Videos available on our YouTube channel and below. Podcast available from

A Midnight Modern Conversation by William Hogarth, 1732.

Midday Modern Conversation – Hogarth & his pugs with Dr Stephanie Howard-Smith

In this first in our Midday Modern Conversations series, John Collins speaks to Dr Stephanie Howard-Smith, Historian of human-dog relationships in Georgian Britain, about pets in the 18th Century and Hogarth’s relationship with his beloved pet pugs.

Special image credits to Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, the Everett Collection and the William Hogarth Trust. Music from
Midday Modern Conversation – Printmaking
Special thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the new intaglio press at Hogarth’s House as part of the Hogarth’s Mulberry Garden Project. Music from

In our second Midday Modern Conversations series, Beth Bryan chats with Kath VanUytrecht and Richard Roberts, London College of Communications Print Technicians and Printmakers, about printmaking techniques that can be done with the new intaglio printing press at Hogarth’s House.

Midday Modern Conversation – Mulberries
Image credits to: Tarek Saila (CC 2.0 license, Ed Schipul (CC 2.0 license and Katri Salonen
Special thanks to the Urban Tree Festival for having us as part of their 2021 programming and to the ‘Hogarth’s Mulberry Garden’ project funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the London Borough of Hounslow.

Our May edition of Midday Modern Conversation was live as part of Urban Tree Festival! Watch part of John’s conversation with mulberry expert Dr Peter Coles.

Creative workshops

Arts and writing workshops will be held with practicing artists and creatives who are specialists in painting, printing, sketching writing or spoken word. 

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A special thank you to our partners

We are proud partners with the William Hogarth Trust and the Hounslow Creatives Network both of which greatly support the development of our adult learning offer.