March Lectures & Tours

Sotheby’s London Presents the Life
& Family Collection of the Late
Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Online via Zoom Webinar

Tuesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm (EDT)

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Shakespear's Globe

Adventures in Shakespeare’s Bankside:
Bears, Bards and Bawds

Online Walking Tour 

Thursday, March 18 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Henry Shaw after Hans Eworth, Queen Mary I, Blickling Hall. © National Trust Sue James

She-Wolves: Queens and
Power in Medieval and Tudor England

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Dr. Helen Castor, English Historian and BBC Broadcaster

Tuesday, March 23 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Landmarks and
Legends of Broadway

Online Walking Tour 

Thursday, March 25 | 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Ursula in 1936. Courtesy of Peter Beurton.

Agent Sonya:
Moscow’s Most Daring Wartime Spy

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Ben Macintyre, Bestselling Author

Tuesday, March 30 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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April Lectures & Tours


Perceptions of the Past, Reimagined Buildings:
The Work of Ed Kluz

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Ed Kluz, Artist

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

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© CICO Books 2009 Simon Brown

Romantic Irish
Country Houses

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Robert O’Byrne, Noted Author

Tuesday, April 6 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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George E. Gale House, 1905, 1305 Albemarle Road

Magnificent Brooklyn Mansions Part Two

Online Walking Tour

Thursday, April 8 | 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Lady Anglesey's bedroom at Plas Newydd National Trust Images Andreas von Einsiedel

The Long Weekend:
Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Adrian Tinniswood, OBE, Historian and Author

Thursday, April 15 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Naturally Beautiful Garden

The Naturally Beautiful Garden:
Designs That Engage with Wildlife and Nature

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Kathryn Bradley-Hole, Author and Garden Consultant

Tuesday, April 20 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Carbon & Carbide Building

Art Deco Gods and Goddesses

Online Walking Tour

Thursday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Lincoln Cathedral

Churches, Castles, and Country Towns:
A Lincolnshire Journey

Online Walking Tour

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

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Madison Square from the Flatiron Building, c. 1905, Detroit Publishing Company

Edith Wharton’s New York:
A Walk through a Gilded Age of Innocence

Online Walking Tour

Thursday, April 29 | 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

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May Lectures & Tours

Various chocolates by Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat:
Live from the Rabot Estate, St. Lucia

Educational Event & Optional Tasting


Thomas Gainsborough RA, Rocky Coastal Scene with Ruined Castle, Boats and Fishermen, 1781 ©National Trust

Mega-Dealers and Tastemakers:
Bringing European Masterpieces to America

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Angus Haldane, Art Consultant

Thursday, May 6 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Romantics and Classics:
Style in the English Country House

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Jeremy Musson, Historian and Author

Tuesday, May 11| 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Hampstead Heath ponds

Hampstead Garden Suburb:
Arts & Crafts Idealism

Online Walking Tour

Thursday, May 13 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Sandwich boards & hats (via Persephone)

Murderous Millinery:
Fashion and the Fight for Suffrage

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Tessa Boase, Historian & Author

Tuesday, May 18 | 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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25 Central Park West (The Century)

An Architectural Parade:
New York’s Central Park West

Online Walking Tour

Thursday, May 20 | 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Fishmongers' Hall

Hidden Secrets in the City of London:
The Livery Companies & their Treasures

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Paul Jagger, Author
and Court Assistant of The Worshipful Company
of Information Technologists

Tuesday, May 25| 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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June Lectures & Tours

The south front of Blickling Hall © National Trust Images John Millar

Queen Charlotte:
The Heart of the Regency Royal Family

Lecture via Zoom Webinar

Carol Ann Lloyd, Noted Speaker

Wednesday, June 2 | 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Sincere Thanks to Our Sponsors

For the Spring 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: Chris and Max Ansbacher, Thomas and Patricia Bain, Barbara Roisman Cooper & Martin M. Cooper, Pria Graves and George Koerner III, Elizabeth and Scott McClendon, Linda Pedro, Ms. Lynne R. Pickens, John and Phillis Warden, Robert and Roberta Young, and some Anonymous Donors

Registration for Live Zoom Lectures & Tours

All lectures & tours will be held via Zoom. After registering on our website, you will receive an email — sent to the email used for your Royal Oak login — 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 3rd or 5th day. It will not be available after that date and time. The video cannot be downloaded. 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 cannot view the live or rental lecture in the allotted time. Royal Oak is not responsible for attendees’ technology issues regarding viewing live or recorded lectures.

How To Register

Please register online at If you have questions, please email us at for the fastest response.

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