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SW AREA Study Day - Windsor Castle: History and Occupants to the present day and how The Queen entertains there
Oliver Everett
15/03/2018 Thursday

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest continuously occupied castle in the world. It has been enlarged and modified throughout its 900 year history to reflect the needs, ambitions and styles of various monarchs. As such, the castle has veolved from an impregnable fortress into a royal countyr residence which as well as being the queens favourite home, is regularly used by her on special occaisons. The restoration of the castle after the 1992 fire allowed Her Majesty to build on the developoment of the structure. The lecture shows how today's castle has grown from its 11th century origins and how the evolution relates to the personalities, tastes and foibles of its Royal occupants and to the history of Britain.

 

OLIVER EVERETT was educated at Cambridge University and did postgraduate work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA and at the London School of Economics.  Following service in the Foreign Office he was assistant private secretary to the Prince of Wales and then private secretary to Diana, Princess of Wales.

He has been Librarian at the Royal Library, Windsor Castle and is a well loved Arts Society lecturer with a deep knowledge of his subject.

 

Venue: Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre

Date: Thursday March 15th 2018

Cost £38 to include coffee on arrival and a two course lunch

Start time 10.00 for 10.30am

Finishing at about 3.30pm

CONTACT Sheila Hughes   01395 516373

www.sheilaswstudydays@gmail.com

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