Adult learning, the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Adult Learning
Discover the Royal Palaces and the treasures of the Royal Collection with short talks, lectures, courses and special events.

Learning events for adults

Fabrics woven with precious metal thread, gowns embroidered with symbolic flowers and linen ruffs set into gravity-defying pleats – the expense, complexity and precious nature of clothing during the 16th and 17th-century made dress a powerful symbol... Read more about In Fine Style - Meet the Curator

Join Anna Reynolds, Curator of Paintings, as she explores how clothing that blurred gender boundaries was a popular subject for social comment during the seventeenth century. This talk will compare the fashionable masculine-inspired riding habit worn... Read more about Short Talk - Pretty ladies dressed like men

Learning resources for adults

The online What's on brochure (April- October) is available to download. Discover a programme packed full of events including lectures,... Read more about What's On - Buckingham Palace and Windsor, April to October 2014

Aurora and Tithonus, Sebastiano Ricci, c.1705, detail

Royal Collection curator Jennifer Scott considers the portrayal of the mythological tale of Aurora and Tithonus by Sebastiano Ricci and explores Ricci's use of symbolism to provide an almost comic retelling of this tragic tale.... Read more about Curator Film - the Female in Art