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Talks and Lectures

A wide range of podcasts from talks and lectures held at Historic Royal Palaces

Dec 9, 2014

Charles I is remembered as much for his art collection as he is for anything else. In this podcast, Historic Royal Palaces' Collections Curator Brett Dolman looks at Charles's collection more closely, while psychotherapist Philippa Perry analyses our need...


Dec 4, 2014

Join Andrew Graham-Dixon in a panel discussion analysing the lives of iconic artists Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Caravaggio. This talk was recorded ahead of the launch of the Cumberland Art Gallery, which is now open to the...


Nov 11, 2014

From the men who enlisted in the Tower’s moat in 1914, to today’s troops who communicate with loved ones via Facebook, this talk analyses war relationships through the ages.

Tower Yeoman Warder Andy Merry gives a first-hand account of life in the Royal Marines and is joined by researcher and writer Michael Bond...


Oct 30, 2014

From the 11 spies executed at the Tower of London in 1914, to spying in today's digital age, espionage has long been an intriguing practice.

Hear Tower Collections Curator Sally Dixon-Smith and professor of international security Richard J Aldrich discuss spying techniques, digital intelligence and our own personal...


Sep 18, 2014

Curators from the recent Georgian exhibitions at the British Library, the Royal Collection, the V&A and Historic Royal Palaces, including Lucy Worsley, put their case forward for who was the most glorious Georgian.

Chief Executive of Historic Royal Palaces Michael Day chairs this lively panel...