We offer a full programme of outings linked to the courses and study days.
Monday 22nd January 2018
Garden Museum and Florence Nightingale Museum
A visit to the newly reopened Garden Museum in Lambeth. There will be a chance to see the exhibition 'John Brookes; the man who made the modern garden' and also to visit the Sackler garden where John Tradescant is buried. After lunch we will visit the Florence Nightingale museum which celebrates the life and work of the world's most famous nurse. There will be an opportunity to see the new exhibition about the Nightingale Training School which opened it's doors in 1860 and for 150 yearsproduced generations of Nightingale nurses.
Saturday 17th February 2018
Iolanthe performed by ENO
Matinee performance at the London Coliseum.
In this brilliantly funny fantasy, Phyllis and Strephon wish to marry, but first Phyllis, as a ward of a fairy court, must obtain permission from the Lord Chancellor. Thers only one problem: the Lord Chancellor wants to marry Phyllis himself.
With the help of Sullivan's melodious score, Gilbert satirises peers of the realm along with publicfigures like Queen Victoria and PM William Gladstone.
30 tickets only
Monday 19th March 2018
St Pancras Hotel.
A chance to see inside the refurbished St Pancras hotel. The site of former Midland Grand hotel designed by George Gilbert Scott which opened in 1873.
There will also be free time to look around the station and visit other places of interest in the vicinity.
Sunday 8th April 2018
Pitts River Museum and Pasternack House.
The Pitts River Museum was founded in 1884 when Lt General Pitt Rivers, an influential figure in the development of archaeology and evolutionary anthropolgy, gave his collection to the University. His two conditions were that a museum was built to house it and that someone should be appointed to lecture in anthropology. The museum displays archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world.
Pasternack House is where Leonid Pasternack lived and died in 1945. Leonid was Boris's father. Boris is famed for writing Dr Zhivago, which is understood to be his autobiography. Boris never left Russia but his father, Leonid, and other family members came to Oxford. Leonid was a recognised artist long before his son was born. The house is still the family home of Leonid's descendants.
Tuesday 7th August 2018
Frogmore House and Savill Gardens.
Situated in the grounds of Windsor Home Park, Frogmore House was enlarged and modernised by James Wyatt in the early 19th century.