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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Following his well-received talk on Dr Johnson last year ,Tim will be sharing some secrets on cryptic crosswords. This could serve as an introduction...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
Since the first development of Poundbury in the 1980’s, its expansion and the subsequent construction of literally dozens of similar concepts...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
Historian James Evans looks at the remarkable life and times of William Penn: a genuine apostle – more so than those who sailed on the Mayflower...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
Harry Clarke is the most famous stained glass artist to emerge from out of Ireland in the early years of the twentieth century. His stained glass work...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
As Hitler’s Germany spread her wings across Europe in the late 1930’s, nations across the continent began preparing their own defences....Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
The ancient Egyptian pharaoh was by definition male, he was the embodiment of the god Horus on earth. So could a woman become ruler? She could …...Course Details Booking Enquiry
To some the claim is outrageous but in this talk Wayne will show why Velasquezs’s ‘Las Meninas’ deserves the epitaph he has assigned...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
The Wilton Diptych is one of the most beautiful yet enigmatic paintings ever made and the hammer-beam angel roof og Westminster Hall has been described...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
Easter Island is one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands, located in the Pacific, over 2000 miles west of Chile in South America. Ever...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
Katherine Crouch, BBC Gardener of the Decade and Somerset gardener of 31 years residence, has an intimate knowledge of many famous Somerset gardens...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry