AN OXFORDSHIRE art society will celebrate a golden anniversary with a lecture and drinks reception.

The Arts Society, an international education charity, is turning 50 this year and its Abingdon branch, one of 385 local groups, will host a talk called ‘Who Says? Can we trust the experts on good and bad art?’ from artist David Phillips.

The lecture will be held on Wednesday from 6.30pm at Abingdon School's Amey Theatre.

Tickets via the school's website.