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Public Lecture Series

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Watch a Recording of the Lecture

We're sorry you missed out on this lecture. But we try, where possible, to record all our lectures and post them to the website and to our YouTube channel, 'SocAntiquaries'. If all goes well, a recording of this lecture will be posted here by the end of the week of the lecture. 

Booking for Public Lectures

Our Public Lectures are free and open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. All lectures begin at 13.00. Doors open at 12.30 on the day of the lecture.

If you have booked a place via our website, you will have received an email confirmation. If you are unsure of whether or not you have already booked, please send an email to and we can check our list.

Reserve Tickets

Unfortunately, we are unable to manage reserve lists for public lectures (ie, a list of names with contact details in the case of cancellations).

However, visitors are always welcome to turn up on the day of the lecture and wait to see if any seats become free due to last-minute cancellations. We can not promise to accommodate everyone, and additional seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 12.30, lectures begin at 13.00.

Late Arrivals

Please note, guests arriving after the lecture has begun may not be admitted.

Join Us for a Guided Tour!

We are now offering public tours of our Burlington House apartments. Tours are £10 per person, and visitors can enjoy a guided tour (1.5 hrs) of our apartments with collection highlights, led by Fellow Anthony Davis, a registered Westminster Guide. Booking required (as space is limited).

Learn More About Public Tours >