Talks and debates

Talks and debates

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


Who’s who of Hampton Court Palace?

5 talks
5 characters
500 years of history

What do a court jester, a political writer, a scientist, the “Queen’s dwarf”, and the leader of a social movement have in common? They all lived and worked at Hampton Court Palace! You’ve heard about Henry, you’ve read about Wren, now you can join our very special talks series, hosted by expert curators, historians and writers, to explore the fascinating, but lesser known, figures of Hampton Court’s 500 year history.

*Multi-buy offer* Book 3 talks for £33 or 5 for £50 by calling 0844 482 7777.
Terms and conditions apply. No refunds or exchanges. Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

Great Scout: who was Lady Baden-Powell? 

Wednesday 25th November, 18.30-20.00
Evening talk
£15 / £12 HRP members

Lady Baden-Powell was actively involved in the scouting movement and during the First World War she began recruiting and organising Girl Guides in Sussex. She was known at Hampton Court for her entertaining and, with the aid of her ‘Home Office’ staff, Baden-Powell hosted regular lunches. Join this talk as we explore the determination of this intriguing character despite a backdrop of war and personal turmoil.  

Lucinda Hawksley
, author, art historian and public speaker



Want to know what's happening elsewhere? Click here to view our full Autumn/Winter 2015 adult learning programme. Are you a member of Historic Royal Palaces? Don't forget to take a look at upcoming members' events.


Hear our talks and debates again, listen to a collection of podcasts from our Adult Learning programme.


Unless otherwise stated, our events are fully accessible to all. If you have any particular access requirements please notify us in advance on 0844 482 7777 or Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.


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