The Arts Society Granta (formerly Granta Decorative and Fine Arts Society), founded in 1985, is a member of The Arts Society, one of nearly 400 societies bringing people together through a shared interest in the arts. 

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Our most important activity is the programme of nine lectures a year. These are held on Tuesday mornings at 10.45am (coffee available from 10am) in the Wolfson Hall at Churchill College Cambridge.

We arrange Visits to places of interest and hold in-depth Special Interest Days on topics of special interest.

Granta encourages artistic activities among schoolchildren in the Cambridge area through an annual Young Arts Competition, and we also support the Fitzwilliam Museum Education programme and other local arts charities.

There are groups of Church Recorders, who record and photograph the interiors of churches and their contents, and Heritage Volunteers who help to record and file archival material for museums and other collections.

Each year there is a residential tour lasting between four and six days, alternating between the United Kingdom and overseas. 

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