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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According to Herodotus, the Greek historian, Egypt was ‘the gift of the Nile’, for without her rich waters Egyptian civilization would...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
This talk looks at Britain’s greatest polar explorer, his ill-fated attempt to cross Antarctica and the amazing ice-bound drama that followed....Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
In 2010 HMS Astute was commissioned, the first of new class of seven advanced 7,400T nuclear-powered fleet submarines. This formidable submarine is...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
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
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