Splendid & Divine: The Derbyshire Country House

Historian and author Oliver Gerrish will explore some of the finest and historic houses in the picturesque county of Derbyshire.

From opulent palace-like houses such as Chatsworth where everything is designed to impress, to a medieval manor house par excellence, Haddon Hall, Derbyshire features magnificent treasure houses. Oliver will also illustrate peculiar houses such as the extraordinary time capsule that is Calke Abbey filled with stuffed birds and mammals, peeling wallpaper, and artifacts jumbled about as the owners left them.

He will talk about grand houses such as Kedleston, with a cool marble neoclassical front hall and sinuous gilded furniture in the drawing room and tell stories about many lesser-known and fabulous private homes. Throughout, Oliver will bring this fascinating county to life as he talks about one of the most beautiful regions in England

Caricature Room at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire © National Trust Images, John Hammond

Oliver Gerrish, Author and Historian

Oliver Gerrish has a Master’s degree in Architectural History from the University of Cambridge. He is a trustee of the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust and helped to found their Architecture Awards. For over 10 years he was actively involved with historical architectural charity, The Georgian Group, for whom he re-founded and successfully led the Young Georgians from 2002-2016. He was one of the youngest feature writers for Country Life, and has written for The Georgian magazine and reviews for House and Garden and other magazines. He has lectured nationally on subjects ranging from the masters of the Arts and Crafts to the role country houses play in the lives of younger people. He regularly organizes tours of historic buildings throughout Britain for private clients and charities.

You can follow him on Instagram – @archmusicman

LIVE

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

Online via Zoom Webinar

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RENT

Between Wednesday, November 3 to Monday, November 8

Rent the recorded lecture to watch at your leisure

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*If you are a Royal Oak member, you must be signed into the website to register as a member. Click the sign in button at the top right of the shopping cart. Add the standard ticket to the cart and the discount will apply at check out.