The Society's annual lecture will take place on Thursday 16 November 2017, 1.15 to 2.15 p.m. at the Ondaatje Lecture Theatre, National Portrait Gallery. The entry fee is £3 (SPS Members and Friends £2). Tickets can be booked online from August on the NPG website. Tickets will be available at the door but to be sure of a seat it is best book in advance/

Internationally renowned figurative sculptor Nicola Hicks talks about how and why she sculpts, the materials she uses, and her vision that sees all that she does as portraiture.

Dressed for the woods, II, 2013, (detail) (c) Nicola Hicks. Image courtesy Flowers Gallery, London and New York