If you have an enquiring mind and a passion for learning, our series of public lectures and talks provides the perfect stimulation.
For well over a decade, Dillington House has run a programme of Sunday-afternoon lectures covering a wide range of subjects. The quality of our speakers is exceptional, matched only by the standard of our surroundings: our buildings are steeped in history, and our grounds set amid a panorama of picturesque charm.
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“Paint cannot touch it and words are wasted” wrote Frederic Remington in 1895 whilst pony trekking through Yellowstone. At over 2.2 million...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
The Galápagos Islands, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, named ‘Enchanted Isles’ by superstitious sailors, and famed for their...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
This talk is based on the latest book by Paddy Ashdown “Games of Spies: the Secret Agent, the Traitor and the Nazi” - the story of a lethal...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
Amedeo Modigliani remains one of the most popular artists of the twentieth and Julian Halsby presents his lecture to coincide with the major retrospective...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
A crossword setter for The Times, Sunday Times and The Week and author of two leading books on crosswords, Tim Moorey is well-known at Dillington for...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
With a few notable exceptions, Art Deco architecture is born in Northern France as a response to the needs of post WW1 reconstruction. As it travels...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
In the eighteenth century landscaped gardening was both intellectually stimulating as well as pleasurable. Shell decoupage was a highly skilled occupation...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
During the course of the seventeenth century nearly 400,000 people left Britain for the Americas, most of them from England. Crossing the Atlantic...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
Described as England’s most beautiful decorated Gothic cathedral by English Heritage, Exeter Cathedral is a striking example of this style of...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
One of the main experiences which distinguishes the Tudor and Stuart period from the modern age is that its people suffered regularly from famine and...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry