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

Portrait of George IV as Prince Regent in 1818

Special event - The Winner Takes it All? George IV and Memorabilia from Waterloo

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Windsor Castle

This evening lecture will look at The Royal Collection's important and diverse range of memorabilia relating to the Battle of Waterloo. ... Read more about Special event - The Winner Takes it All? George IV and Memorabilia from Waterloo

Writer and broadcaster John McCarthy speaking at an event

Exhibition special event - In Conversation with John McCarthy

Thursday, 5 February 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join exhibition curator Dr Sophie Gordon as she talks to writer and broadcaster John McCarthy about the route taken by the Prince of Wales in 1862, and how the natural, urban and political landscapes of the Middle East have changed in 150 years. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - In Conversation with John McCarthy

Learning resources for adults

A country house on the Vliet near Delft, Jan van der Heyden, c.1660

Curator Film - Nature or Symbolism

Royal Collection curator Desmond Shawe-Taylor examines the vivid naturalism in Jan van der Heyden's painting, A Country house in the Viet near Delft, and considers how van der Heyden's artistic technique anticipated the landscapes of the ... Read more about Curator Film - Nature or Symbolism

Curator Film - The Five Eldest Children of Charles I

Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures Desmond Shawe-Taylor talks about Sir Anthony Van Dyck's seventeenth-century portrait of the five eldest children of Chares I, on display in The Queen's Ballroom at Windsor Castle.

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