The Clandon Park volunteer talks service

An audience listening to a talk

Since the fire at Clandon Park, we've been determined to continue to share Clandon’s stories and our progress, despite the current limitations of the site. Our talks service gives you the chance to have one of our volunteer speakers visit your society, club or group. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable, our team are available to give a variety of talks to groups of all sizes.

Clandon Park was conceived to impress and dazzle. Commissioned by politician Thomas, Lord Onslow, and built by Italian, Swiss and English craftsmen, Clandon was designed for entertaining high society, including royalty. An extended Jacobean hunting lodge was swept away, signaling the arrival of a new style in architecture with the transition from Baroque to Palladianism.

Uncover more about this significant house and the Onslow family who lived there. Our dedicated, passionate, knowledgeable volunteers will share their years of research and experience with you.

Simply choose the subject about which you'd like to hear, download and complete our talks service booking form, then email it back to us. You can find all the information below.

What talks are available?

Good to know

  • Locations: Our speakers are based in Surrey and Hampshire and can typically travel up to 20 miles to give talks.
  • Requirements: We'll need car parking close to the venue and access at least 30 minutes in advance to set up.
  • Equipment: A PowerPoint presentation is used to illustrate talks. Please let us know what AV equipment you can supply on the booking form below.
  • Costs: We ask for a minimum donation of £50 per talk to help us cover the cost of providing the talks service, plus travel expenses for our volunteer speakers.