January

Lectures are normally in the Play House: 10.45 for morning members: 13.30 for afternoon members.

Thursday 17th January 2019

Love, Power and Scandal

By Susan Rumfitt

From Henry VIII to the Duchess of Cambridge, this lecture will focus on a variety of Royal Jewels which have caused gasps of shock or amazement over the last 500 years.

From the powerful jewels of Henry VIII, to the scandalous jewels surrounding Charles II, George IV and, of course, the Duchess of Windsor, to the romantic stories behind the jewels of Queen Victoria; there really is a Royal jewel for every occasion.

Biography of Susan Rumfitt

Susan is an independent  jewellery advisor, auction consultant and lecturer. She studied at Glasgow University. She was an international jewellery specialist at Phillips Auctioneers from 1996 and then Head of Department 1999-2002. She has lectured extensively and is a specialist on the BBC’s Antiques Road Show.