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

Short Talk - A Talk and A Walk

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Poetry for the Palace curators, Deborah Clarke or Emma Stuart, for a 10-minute exploration of The Queen's Gallery exhibition discovering the connections, intrigues and histories behind this poetic journey of the last three centuries.  ... Read more about Short Talk - A Talk and A Walk

Liz Lochhead

Special Event - The Word is Scots: Liz Lochhead and the Mother Tongue

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Liz Lochhead, National Poet for Scotland, puts the use of Scots in poetry under the microscope. ... Read more about Special Event - The Word is Scots: Liz Lochhead and the Mother Tongue

Learning resources for adults

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

Henry VIII, After Hans Holbein the Younger, c1560-80

David Starkey, one of Britain's finest historians joined Royal Collection curator Jennifer Scott to discuss the fascinating subject of royal portraiture from Holbein to Mario Testino.

  ... Read more about Film - David Starkey and Jennifer Scott discuss the Royal Portrait