Clandon Discovered

Every Wednesday throughout the season you can join us to uncover the little-known and unusual stories of Clandon Park.

With a different subject every week these talks, tours, displays and discussions take place between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Each bite-sized event lasts up to 30 minutes.

Free for all members, join us to find out why there's a garden on the dining table, a Maori meeting house in the garden and what hidden messages were left for us by the decorators of 1881.

To get more details about Clandon Discovered you can email us or call 01483 222482.

    March

    Overmantel relief in the Marble Hall at Clandon Park, Surrey

    Wed 5 – John Michael Rysbrack: master sculptor of the Marble Hall
    Wed 12 – Palladio & Leoni: the ancient style made fashionable; how classical architecture came to Britain
    Wed 19 – Elizabeth Knight: a great heiress, her money built Clandon
    Wed 26 – Edward Onslow: who went to France and survived the Revolution

    April

    Elizabeth Knight, Lady Onslow by Michael Dahl

    Wed 2 – Elizabeth Knight: a portrait’s secret, shining a light on her picture
    Wed 9 – Regency dining: the secrets of dining during the Regency period
    Wed 16 – Ceramics at Clandon: watch clay become gold
    Wed 23 – John Russell: born locally in 1745, a leading portrait pastellist of the rich and famous

    May

    Bird

    Wed 7 – The three Onslow Speakers of the House of Commons
    Wed 14 – John Fowler: the most influential decorator of his generation
    Wed 21 – Hinemihi and the New Zealand connection: a unique link with a far distant land
    Wed 28 – Look at the landscape: a closer look at Leonard Knyff's painting

    June

    Clandon Mrs Gubbay

    Wed 4 – Message from the past: see how life was in 1880's England
    Wed 11 – Clandon then and now: images from the past and present
    Wed 18 – Mrs Gubbay: who was this remarkable collector
    Wed 25 – Elizabeth Knight: a portrait’s secret

    July

    Items from the porcelain collection at Clandon Park, Surrey

    Wed 2 – The 5th Earl of Onslow: a great character who provided land for Onslow Village and Guildford Cathedral
    Wed 9 – The Earls of Onslow
    Wed 16 – Palladio and Leoni: how classical architecture came to Britain
    Wed 23 – Philip de Laszlo: society portrait painter
    Wed 30 – Lady Swaythling’s Meissen collection

    August

    The Three Graces at Clandon Park, Surrey

    Wed 6 – Hinemihi and the New Zealand connection
    Wed 13 – Commedia dell'Arte: the story behind these beautiful figurines
    Wed 20 – Huia Onslow: a distinguished scientist specialising in genetics
    Wed 27 – The Three Graces: a plaster copy of Canova's famous sculpture

    September

    Hinemihi, the Maori meeting house at Clandon Park, Surrey

    Wed 3 – Clandon’s tapestries: how they were made
    Wed 10 – Hinemihi and the New Zealand connection
    Wed 17 – Secrets of the ceiling: study the life-size plasterwork figures that climb out of the ceiling
    Wed 24 – Wedding gift: in 1909 our tiny village hosted a high society wedding

    October

    Lady Gwendolen Onslow by Dorofield Hardy at Clandon Park, Surrey

    Wed 1 – Clandon and the fight against fire: how the Onslows protected the estate
    Wed 8 – Lady Iveagh: daughter of the 4th Earl, her money saved Clandon
    Wed 15 – The 1st Earl of Onslow: a favourite of King George III
    Wed 22 – Conservation in action: caring for our collections
    Wed 29 – Christmas across the miles