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

Performance - A Choice Poem

Saturday, 1 November 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Edinburgh performance poets give readings of favourite Laureate poems requested by the public.  Along with each reading they will also recite a selection of their own work. ... Read more about Performance - A Choice Poem

Short course - The Royal Table: Cooking and Dining across the Ages

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 to Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Windsor Castle

Join food historian Marc Meltonville and Curator of Decorative Arts Kathryn Jones for a fascinating introduction to the history of food and the changing conventions in serving and dining from the Middle Ages to the Victorian era. ... Read more about Short course - The Royal Table: Cooking and Dining across the Ages

Learning resources for adults

Queen Elizabeth II in Coronation Robes, Sir Herbert James Gunn, 1954

Curator Film - Queen Elizabeth II in Coronation Robes

Royal Collection Curator Jennifer Scott talks about Sir Herbert James Gunn's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in Coronation Robes, on display in the Garter Throne Room at Windsor Castle.

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Participants at an Adult Learning Lecture at The Queen's Gallery

Royal Collection Studies - Reading list 2012

There is a vast literature on the Royal Collection, the royal palaces and the British monarchy.

The attached reading list provides references to the works which will be of most use for the Royal Collection Studies course. ... Read more about Royal Collection Studies - Reading list 2012