Not Just Darwins: a talk by William Pryor

Exploring the work of Gwen Raverat, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Frances Cornford and their creative links.

  • Booking essential

William Pryor, grandson of Gwen Raverat, will be talking about three of the most striking in the generation of Darwin’s grandchildren; their friendships and collaboration and thoughts about being Darwins.

The composer and pianist Geraint Lewis will play excerpts from Vaughan Williams’ Job, the ballet for which Gwen Raverat designed the sets and costumes and actually painted them with her own fair hands.


Event ticket prices
  • All £20.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01306 711685
Book via
Suitable for ages 12 plus
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The talk will take place in the terrace room on the ground floor.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable footwear to walk from the car park (Approx 10 minutes). Bring a torch as there is no lighting to the car park..
Only two wheelchair spaces are available, please ask for one of these when booking. Limited parking for less able guests is available at the house, please reserve on 01306 711685
Please bring a torch to enable you to walk back to the car park. The path is through woodland, and can be very dark.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
13 October 2018 17:30 - 19:00 Available

Contact Info

Raverat Archive
Call 07780606140

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