Lecture Tours, 2012
Royal Celebrations, Spring Lecture Tour
During Spring 2012, Historic Royal Palaces launched their first international Lecture Tour to the USA with Tracy Borman, Author & Historian and Yeoman Warder of the Tower, Peter McGowran.
The first series of events began in Atlantain partnership with the English Speaking Union. The audiences were delighted by Tracy's presentation on the themes of royal celebrations, pageantry, weddings and jubilees, which complimented the multiple festivities of the year back in the UK, including HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and Paralympics.
In the meantime, Yeoman Warder, Peter McGowran spoke of royal celebrations and life as a beefeater at the Tower of London over in Dallas.
Overall the series of lectures was a triumphant success and we would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to those involved: The English Speaking Union of the United States, The Veteran Corps of Artillery of the State of New York, Visit Britain, The Daughters of the British Empire in the State of New York, Hearst Corporation, The British American Commerce Association of Dallas - Fort Worth, St George's Society of New York, The Directors of Historic Royal Palaces Inc (USA) and many other friends and colleagues both in the UK and the USA.
London Squares & Gardens Fit for a Queen, Fall Lecture Tour
On Monday 22 October, Todd Longstaffe-Gowran, Landscape Historian & Gardens Adviser to Historic Royal Palaces presented 'London Squares & Gardens Fit for a Queen' to an enraptured audience at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington DC.
Boston was the next stop, and a 'full house' welcomed Todd at the College Club.
Unfortunately due to adverse weather conditions of Superstorm Sandy, the following locations for the lecture tour: Scandinavia House, New York, the Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia and the YALE Centre for British Art in New Haven had to be postponed.
We understand what a devastating effect the superstorm had, and we hope that our new and old American friends are safe and sound.