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Treasures and Curiosities of the Royal Library at Windsor Castle


Speaker – Oliver Everett

The Royal Library at Windsor Castle is primarily used by the Queen to show to her guests after dinner parties. The Library is full of a great range of fascinating objects associated with the history of Britain and the Royal family and is open to academic researchers but not to the general public. This lecture therefore constitutes a rare opportunity to see its rooms and treasures including beautiful and rare books and manuscripts; old master drawings (Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Holbein, Canaletto) and watercolours; jewellery; insignia of Orders of Chivalry; miniature paintings; clocks; fans; maps; the shirt in which Charles I was executed; and the Queen’s description (when aged 11) of her father’s Coronation in 1937.

Further Information

From September to June ASL present a programme of lectures covering a wide range of interests and tastes with an informative line-up of speakers talking about a variety of subjects. Whether you come on your own or with friends you will be in the company of like-minded people in a vibrant environment of learning, sharing and socialising.

Members – membership of ASL offers the chance to enjoy nine lectures a year in addition to numerous other benefits including newsletters and volunteering opportunities plus the option to take part in visits, study days and an annual social event.

Visitors – non-members are most welcome to attend up to two lectures annually, it is an excellent way to try out membership. Just come along and pay on the door, attendance at one lecture costs £7.

For more details about The Arts Society Leicester and membership – or email the membership secretary

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