TV historian to mark Farncombe Courses tenth anniversary

TV historian to mark Farncombe Courses tenth anniversary

Listed on August 20, 2013 in Member News

Farncombe Courses, run from the Farncombe Estate near Broadway, celebrates its 10th anniversary this September with an event fit for Kings and Queens. The centre for leisure courses is marking its anniversary with a talk by leading historian and television presenter Kate Williams, on Sunday 15 September.

Kate, a specialist in royal history, will lead the day with her talk ‘A Baby in the Palace: the Infancy of Princess Victoria’ focusing on the early years of Queen Victoria. Kate appears regularly on TV, recently commenting on the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis, the 2011 Royal wedding and as a newspaper reviewer for both the BBC and Sky News.

Farncombe Courses has spent a decade teaching visitors everything from bee-keeping and belly dancing to cupcake decorating and British history – all on a 400-acre estate between Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon.

The afternoon will also feature a special presentation from Victoria McGuinness, historian and Projects Manager for the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford. The museum opens a new wing in Broadway on 7 September. Victoria will bring along a selection of royal items from its collection.

Says Mandy Morrison, Programme Manager at Farncombe Courses, “We’re thrilled to welcome Kate and Victoria to lead our 10th anniversary celebrations! With the arrival of the Prince of Cambridge and 60 years since the Queen’s Coronation, 2013 is very much a celebration of the Royal Family as well as Farncombe Courses. We’re looking forward to the day itself and another 10 years dedicated to providing interesting leisure courses in the Cotswolds.”

Guests can choose from two tickets options for the day, Talk and Tea for £25 including both talks plus afternoon tea and cake from 3pm, or The Full Works for £40 with an added Great British lunch from 1.30pm.

For more information or to book your place call 0333 456 8580.

Pictured: television presenter Kate Williams