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

First Georgians Interactive game.

Imagine you are a visiting a Georgian Coffee House hundreds of years ago. What conversations do you think you would overhear?  Come in and have a listen to the gossip around town by clicking on the screen below (this opens the resource in a new ... Read more about First Georgians Interactive game.

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

Curator Film - the Female in Art

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