September Lectures & Tours

Secrets and Treasures
from the National Trust

Online Lecture

Dr. Tarnya Cooper, Curatorial & Collections Director, the National Trust of England, Wales, and N. Ireland

Thursday, September 23 | 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

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The “Unsinkable” Molly Brown House,
Denver, CO

Online House Tour 

Wednesday, September 29 | 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

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The Queen:
A Life in Pictures

Online Lecture

Victoria Murphy, Town & Country Contributing Editor

Thursday, September 30 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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October Lectures & Tours

Lyman Estate, Boston, MA

Online House Tour

Wednesday, October 6 | 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

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A Story in Stone:
Country Houses of the Cotswolds

Online Lecture

Jeremy Musson, Historian and Author

Tuesday, October 12 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Millionaire’s Mile, New York, NY

Online Walking Tour

Thursday, October 14 | 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

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The Rise of the Celebrity Chef:
The London World of Carême, Soyer, Francatelli, and Escoffier

Online Lecture

Carl Raymond, Food Historian, Writer, Lecturer

Wednesday, October 20 | 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

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St. Paul’s to Westminster Abbey:
A Stroll Between London’s Two Greatest Churches

Online Walking Tour

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

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Leighton House:
London’s ‘Palace of Art’

Online Lecture

Patrick Monahan, Writer and Independent Art Advisor

Tuesday, October 26 | 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Around the Kent Coast

Online Walking Tour

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

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November Lectures & Tours

Lamb House:
From Henry James to Mapp & Lucia

In-Person Lecture

Patrick Monahan

Monday, November 1 | 6 :00 p.m. (EDT)

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Splendid & Divine:
The Derbyshire Country House

Online Lecture

Oliver Gerrish, Author and Historian

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

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A Stylish Brew:
Great Irish Houses of the Guinness Family

Online Lecture

Robert O’Byrne, Author and  Lecturer

Tuesday, November 9 | 2 :00 p.m. (EST)

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Various chocolates by Hotel Chocolat

Discover British Chocolatier
Hotel Chocolat

Virtual Tasting Event

Thursday, November 11 | 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Pasadena, CA: Gamble House

Online House Tour

Tuesday, November 16 | 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Stuffed & Displayed:
The Curious Art of Victorian Taxidermy

Online Lecture

Ian Cox, Lecturer and Historian

Wednesday, November 17 | 2:00 p.m. (EST)

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SoHo, NYC:
From Brick and Mortar to Cast Iron

Online Walking Tour

Thursday, November 18 | 4:00 p.m. (EST)

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The Unlikely Genius of
Humphrey Repton

Online Lecture

John Phibbs, Garden Historian

Tuesday, November 23 | 2:00 p.m. (EST)

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December Lectures & Tours

English Shipwrecks

Online Walking Tour

Wednesday, December 1 | 2:00 p.m. (EST)

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Crown and Sceptre:
A History of the British Monarchy

Online Lecture

Tracy Borman, Joint Chief Curator Historic Royal Palaces

Wednesday, December 8 |2:00 p.m. (EST)

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Princes, Puddings and a Passion

Online Holiday Event

Thursday, December 9 | 6:00 p.m. EST)

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The Season:
Social History of the Debutante

Online Lecture

Kristen Richardson, Author and Social Historian

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Sincere Thanks to Our Sponsors

For the Fall 2021 season we gratefully acknowledge the support of the Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation and an Anonymous Donor.

Individual Support for Lectures

We are grateful to loyal Royal Oak members for generously providing critical funding for lectures this season, including: Max & Christine Ansbacher, Thomas and Patricia Bain, Barbara Roisman Cooper & Martin M. Cooper, Pria Graves and George Koerner III, Janine Luke, Scott and Betsy McClendon, Linda Pedro, Lynne R. Pickens, John and Phillis Warden, Robert and Roberta Young and some anonymous donors.

Registration for Live Zoom Lectures & Tours

Some lectures & tours will be held via Zoom. After registering on our website, you will receive an email with a link to the Zoom webinar or meeting. A reminder with the same link will be sent one hour before the lecture. We strongly recommend joining the Zoom 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 & Tours Rentals

Most lectures & tours will be recorded and available to rent for a 3 or 5 day period. The link to the recording will be emailed to you at 12 p.m. (eastern) the day after the live lecture or tour and will expire at 11:59 p.m. (eastern) on the date listed on the website. It will not be available after that date and time. Email zoom@royal-oak. org if you do not recieve the rental link within 24 hours of the live event. 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 live lecture or view the rental in the allotted time, 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 regarding viewing live or recorded lectures.

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.