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Talks and Lectures

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

Jun 20, 2013

Judges described it as 'an intelligent, sympathetic solution' which was 'beautifully resolved'. Wood carved patterns to panels, spandrels and mouldings, complex traditional wrought ironwork with a modern twist were all used to create the Anne Boleyn Gate - Carpenters from McCurdy & Co won best ‘small project’ at the...


Feb 28, 2013

Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry launches Historic Royal Palaces' year long celebration of 100 years of conservation, in the historic setting of Banqueting House Whitehall.

In his speech 'Time: craftsman or vandal?' he admits to being 'humbled' by the work of conservation professionals and shares his insights...


Sep 9, 2012

Hampton Court Palace is home to eleven terracotta roundels containing busts of the Roman Emperors. They were made by the Florentine sculptor Giovanni da Maiano in 1521, on a commission by Cardinal Wolsey. Although they have been moved several times, some of the roundels have been on the outside of the gatehouses...