Very curious, very curious

Very curious, very curious

28 Jun 2021

Join our virtual journey around the world this summer with a new lecture programme. Follow in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg and explore 25 destinations over 80 days - from wherever you are. Be guided by our Accredited Lecturers as you enjoy the arts from around the globe. 

No steamer, railway or elephant required. 

Taking creative licence in following the itinerary originally devised in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, we explore the art and culture of three continents through the eyes of our Lecturers. Paris, Mumbai, Singapore, Yokohama, San Francisco are just a few of the exhilarating stops along the way. With 25 lectures, a book club, live Zoom meetings and a plethora of curated activities such as cocktail mixing and virtual museum visits, this series is the perfect remedy to another summer of limited travel activity. 

Sign up as a Virtual Traveller for free to enjoy the 80 Days “festival” of events. Invite friends to join on our journey, and meet new people. Share your own memories and photos from the destinations we visit. Receive regular updates on our journey as we release new lectures in real time.

This programme is a pilot for future online content commissioning, so we invite Members to give feedback and help us shape our digital membership offer.

Coming on 1st of July. Visit to become a Virtual Traveller.

Follow the journey on social media: #80dayswiththeartssociety #whereisphileas 

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