October 2020

Discover our online lectures and tours planned for the month of October 2020:

Historic Hudson, New York

Online Walking Tour

Friday, October 16 | 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

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A Nantucket Treasure Restored

Virtual Private Passions

Monday, October 19 | 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

CANCELED

By Permission of Heaven:
The True Story of the Great Fire of London

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Adrian Tinniswood, OBE, Historian and Author

Wednesday, October 21 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Magnificent Brooklyn Mansions

Online Walking Tour

Friday, October 23 | 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

SOLD OUT

A Celebration of English Gardens:
From the Archives of Country Life Magazine

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Kathryn Bradley-Hole, Gardens Editor at Country Life

Tuesday, October 27 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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An Evening of English Music by the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Online Event

Thursday, October 29 | 6:15 p.m. (EDT)

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November 2020

Discover our online lectures and tours planned for the month of November 2020:

Belvoir Castle:
A Family Home for 1000 Years

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Emma Manners, The Duchess of Rutland

Thursday, November 5 | 12:00 p.m. (EST)

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Highlights and Treasures at Hillwood

Virtual Behing the Scene Tour

Monday, November 9 | 5:00 p.m. (EST)

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Albert Sterner, Supper at Delmonico's, New York 1898

Dining in the Gilded Age:
Edith Wharton and America’s Passion for European Taste

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Carl Raymond, Food Historian, Writer and Lecturer

Thursday, November 12 | 6:00 p.m. (EST)

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The “Other” Tudors:
Edward VI and Mary I

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Carol Ann Lloyd, Noted Speaker

Tuesday, November 17 | 6:00 p.m. (EST)

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Lincoln and New York:
The City That Made Him President

Virtual Exhibition Tour

New-York Historical Society

Thursday, November 19 | 4:00 p.m. (EST)

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In Pursuit of the Dream Home:
Standen & Wightwick Manor

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Ian Cox, Historian

Tuesday, November 24 | 2:00 p.m. (EST)

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December 2020

Discover our online lectures and tours planned for the month of December 2020:

Kiftsgate Court Gardens:
Three Generations of Women Gardeners

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Anne & Johnny Chambers, Owners of Kiftsgate

Wednesday, December 2 | 2:00 p.m. (EST)

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High Style at Sea:
Interiors, Fashion, and the Transatlantic Crossing

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Leslie Klingner, Design Historian

Tuesday, December 8 | 6:00 p.m. (EST)

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Beyond the Figgy Pudding:
Victorian Food and Dining in the World of Charles Dickens

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Carl Raymond, Food Historian, Writer and Lecturer

Tuesday, December 15 | 6:00 p.m. (EST)

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Past lectures and tours 2020 (September)

Versailles and the English:
From Louis XIV to Queen Victoria

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Dr. Philip Mansel, Historian and Author

Thursday, September 17 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Fakes, Forgeries
& New Discoveries

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Angus Haldane, Art Consultant

Wednesday, September 23 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Equality for All:
History of Social Justice in The Villages

Online Walking Tour 

Friday, September 25 | 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

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Past lectures and tours 2020 (October)

England’s Forgotten Queen:
The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Dr. Helen Castor, English Historian and BBC Broadcaster

Wednesday, October 7 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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The Gentlemen’s Clubs of St. James:
Victorian London’s Prestigious Location

Online Walking Tour

Friday, October 9 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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The Public Theater (formerly the Astor Library). Photo Billie Grace Ward 2015

From Astors to Activists:
Money, Murder and the History of NOHO

Online Walking Tour

Monday, October 12 | 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Sincere Thanks to Our Sponsors

For the Fall 2020 season we gratefully acknowledge the support of the Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation and an Anonymous Donor.

Individual Support

We are grateful to loyal Royal Oak members for generously providing critical funding for lectures this season, including: Thomas and Patricia Bain, Pauline Brooks, Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Ervin, Steven Mach and Rebecca Dicks Mach, Diana J Mackie, Betsy and Scott McClendon, Mr. Albert Messina and Mr. Ken Jennings, Linda Pedro, Ms. Lynne R. Pickens, Stephen and Pamela Rearden, John and Phillis Warden, Robert and Roberta Young and some Anonymous Donors.

Registration for Live Zoom Lectures

All lectures will be held via Zoom webinars. After registering for the lecture/s on our website, you will receive an email with a link to the webinar. A reminder will be sent with the same link one hour before the lecture. We strongly recommend joining the Zoom webinar at least 10 minutes before the lecture to check for screen and sound issues. A virtual waiting room is open starting 30 minutes before the lecture.

Registration for Zoom Lecture Rentals

Most lectures will be available to rent for a 5-day period (as marked). The video link will be emailed to you at 12 p.m. (eastern) the day after the live lecture and will expire at 11:59 p.m. on the 5th day. It will not be available after that date and time. The video is available for streaming only, not for download. Copyright is held by the speaker.

Fees & Refunds

Royal Oak members receive a discount on all lectures. You must be signed into the website to receive the discount. Click the sign in button at the top right of the shopping cart. Add the standard ticket to the cart and the membership discount will apply at check out. We are not able to give refunds if you can no longer attend the lecture, but we can turn your ticket into a tax deductible donation if you email us at least 48 hours before the lecture at zoom@royal-oak.org. Royal Oak is not responsible for attendees’ technology issues.

How To Register

Please register online at www.royal-oak.org/events. If you have questions, please email us at zoom@royal-oak.org for the fastest response.

All programs are subject to change or cancellation. Visit our website for updates.