British Cemeteries: a Georgian Invention

£15 members/£18 non-members We tend to think of cemeteries as Victorian, but their origins lie much earlier. There are two key phases: first, urban growth around 1700 demanded new burial …

Online Lecture: Nelson Court

£5 members/£7 non-members The Nelson Garden was created in the late 18th century as a town garden in the centre of Monmouth, a place that went on to create a …

The Greening Family

£15 members/£18 non-members The Greening family flourished throughout the 18th century. With an impressive nursery, on the Isleworth/Brentford border, they supplied plants, trees and bulbs and undertook landscape design and …

Online Lecture: Thomas Read Kemp

£5 members/£7 non-members Thomas Read Kemp of Kemp Town in Brighton is a great example of an entrepreneurial developer of the 1820s who overstretched himself, although contrary to a long-established …

John Soane’s Cabinet of Curiosities

£15 members/£18 non-members Sir John Soane’s architecture has enjoyed a revival of interest over the last seventy years, yet Soane as a collector – the strategy behind and motivation for …

Sarah Siddons

£15 members/£18 non-members Sarah Siddons grew up always poor and often hungry. But before she was 30 she had become a superstar. Her rise was not easy. Her London debut, …

Online Lecture: Eleanor Coade’s London

£5 members/£7 non-members Mrs Coade is best known for her fired artificial stone, supplied from her manufactory in Lambeth and ubiquitous in Georgian England and far beyond. This talk will …

In Conversation: A British Country House Alphabet

£20 members/£25 non-members Curt DiCamillo is a noted author and internationally recognised authority on the British country house. The Massachusetts-based Mr. DiCamillo regularly leads luxury scholarly tours and lectures around …