March Lectures

Royal Flirt or Femme Fatale?: Elizabeth I

Online Lecture

Carol Ann Lloyd, Historian and Lecturer

Wednesday, March 23 | 6:00 p.m. (ET)

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Eleanor Coade and her Remarkable Stone

Online Lecture

Caroline Stanford, Architectural Historian Landmark Trust

Wednesday, March 30 | 2:00 p.m. (ET)

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April Lectures

Ladies Mile: Shopping in the Gilded Age

Online Walking Tour

Thursday, April 7 | 4:00 p.m. ET

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Up and Downstairs:
The English Country House Servant

Online Lecture

Jeremy Musson, FSA, Historian and Author

Tuesday, April 12 | 2:00 p.m. (ET)

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Sense and Servility:
Excess in the Regency

Online Lecture

Angus Haldane, Art Dealer

Monday, April 18 | 6:00 p.m. (ET)

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A Federal Home on the Hudson:
Boscobel House and Gardens

Online House Tour

Tuesday, April 19| 5:00 p.m. ET

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Entertaining in Style:
Nancy Astor and Nancy Lancaster

In-Person Lecture

Jane Churchill, Interior Designer; 

Emily Astor, Photographer

Friday, April 22 | 6:00 p.m. (ET)

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Spirit of England:
Gin’s Intoxicating History

Online Lecture

Ian Cox, Lecturer and Historian

Tuesday, April 26 | 2:00 p.m. (ET)

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The Glessner House Chicago, IL

Online House Tour

Thursday, April 28 | 4:00 p.m. ET

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May Lectures

Noble Ambition: The Fall and Rise
of the English Country House after WWII

Online Lecture

Adrian Tinniswood, OBE

Tuesday, May 3, | 2:00 p.m. (ET)

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Hertfordshire:
Countryside on London’s Border

Online Walking Tour

Thursday, May 5 | 5:00 p.m. ET

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Spitalfields:
From Huguenots to Hipsters

Online Walking Tour

Tuesday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m. ET

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Beatrix Potter:
Drawn to Nature at the Victorian & Albert Museum

Online Lecture

Thursday, May 12, | 2:00 p.m. (ET)

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Inspiring Walt Disney:
The Animation of French Decorative Arts

Online Exhibit Tour

Tuesday, May 17 | 5:00 p.m. ET

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CANCELED

Awaking the Sleeping Beauty:
Edward Burne-Jones and his Art

In-Person Lecture

Patrick Monahan, Writer and Independent Art Advisor

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‘A Heaven on Earth’:
William Morris’ Kelmscott Manor Revived

Online Lecture

Jeremy Musson, FSA Historian and Author

Wednesday, May 25| 2:00 p.m. (ET)

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Historical Walking Tour of
Downtown Portland, Maine

Online Walking Tour

Wednesday, May 25 | 4:00 p.m. ET

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Isle of Wight—England in Miniature

Online Walking Tour

Wednesday, June 1 | 5:00 p.m. ET

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Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Clubs,
             A (Mostly) Forgotten History

Online Walking Tour

Thursday, June 9 | 4:00 p.m. ET

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The Great Dining at St. Giles

An English Country House Reborn:
St. Giles House & Historic Houses Foundation

Online Lecture

Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury

Jeremy Musson, HHF Trustee

Wednesday, June 15 | 2:00 p.m. (ET)

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Royal Oak’s Spring 2022 Programming will mainly be online. We have some in-person lectures and will be adding more later in the season. 

Sincere Thanks to Our Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge primary underwriter Mark Pigott KBE.

Thank you to the Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation.

Individual Support for Lectures

We are thankful to loyal Royal Oak members for generously providing critical funding for lectures this season. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation

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. 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. (ET) on the date listed. 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.

In-Person Events & Health and Safety Guidelines

The Royal Oak Foundation is required to follow local COVID-19 guidelines required at the time of in-person event. As of brochure publication date, all attendees are required to show identification along with proof of two vaccine doses. Proof may include a CDC vaccination card; a clear digital image of the CDC card; an image or printout of any official vaccination record; or a city-designated app such as CLEAR Health pass, Excelsior, and NYC COVID Safe App. As of March 2022, face coverings are required during the lecture, and optional during the reception.. Royal Oak is not responsible for venue policies or requirements at the time of the event. Please check our website for changes to any guidelines for specific events.

Fees & Refunds

Royal Oak members receive a discount on all lectures. You must be signed into the website to receive the discount. 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.