Kimberley Hall, Norfolk – 21st March - www.kimberleyhall.co.uk
This is a rare opportunity to see this beautiful house, which was built in 1712 but is not open to the public. We recommend you catch the 9.30am train that gets into Norwich at 11.27am.
The House is 9 miles and just a 30 minute drive from the station.
Or you can continue on the train from Norwich aboard the 11.40am which arrives at Wymondham at 11.51. The house is just a 7 min drive from here.
12.15pm Professor Tom Williamson, specialist of Landscape archaeology and in the history of landscape design, will give a walking tour of grounds design by ‘Capability’ Brown. Followed by lunch at 1pm.
Richard Mabey on The Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination
As author of the bestselling Flora Britannica and thirty other books, Norfolk’s own Mabey is one of Britain’s greatest nature writers. His latest book offers an elegant and original examination of our relationship with plants, from mediaeval times to now.
D J Taylor on The New Book of Snobs
Snobbery is a vital part of the social glue that binds us all together. D. J. Taylor updates Thackeray’s 1848 The Book of Snobs for the 21st Century. Prepare to meet the Political Snob, the City Snob and the Literary Snob, amongst other stiff necks of current society.
PLUS! James Pembroke, the publisher of The Oldie, presents The Oldie Cartoon Show
Cartoons line the pages of the Oldie each month and are firmly bound up in the magazine’s history. Have a look at the very best by the likes of Grizelda, Heath and Robert Thompson in our very own Cartoon Show.
£55 for a three-course lunch including wine