Talks and debates

Talks and debates

Lucy Worsley

Come along to our unique programme of talks and debates to learn more about the magnificent Hampton Court Palace.

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Royal gardens from Hampton Court Palace to Buckingham Palace

Study day
Saturday 20 June 2015, 10.00 – 18.30
Hampton Court Palace and Buckingham Palace
£75 / £67.50 for HRP members and Royal Collection Trust one-year pass holders.
Ticket price includes tea and coffee, a sandwich lunch, transport from Hampton Court Palace to The Queen's Gallery, a private view of the exhibition at the end of the day and a glass of wine.

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Discover how gardens became fierce displays of monarchical power as well as the techniques used to create paradise on earth at a joint study day between Royal Collection Trust and Historic Royal Palaces. Start the day at Hampton Court Palace where you will find out about the horticultural history of the palace - from Henry VIII to the present day, followed by a special guided garden tour.

The afternoon at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace will include a talk exploring depictions of royal gardens, as well as special insight into the fascinating work undertaken in preparation for Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden.

Tudor vs Baroque

20 July 2015, 18.30-20.30
Architectural debate
£25/£23 HRP Members
Includes a drinks reception

Hampton Court's design tells a tale of two palaces. Which side are you on? Henry VIII's Tudor palace or Christopher Wren's 18th-century design? Join the debate in this battle between Tudor and Baroque architecture.

Jonathan Foyle, architectural historian and broadcaster.
Adrian Tinniswood OBE, writer and historian.

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Hear our talks and debates again

Listen to a collection of podcasts from our Adult Learning programme.

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