Royal Holloway College’s stunning Founder’s Building was unveiled by Queen Victoria in 1886 – it’s still the focal point of the campus. In 1900, the colleges became part of the University of London and in 1985 they merged to form what is now known as Royal Holloway. Today’s Royal Holloway is formed from two colleges, founded by two social pioneers, Elizabeth Jesser Reid and Thomas Holloway. They were among the first places in Britain where women could access higher education.
The visit includes:
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Tour of Founder’s Building, such as Chapel (maybe limited due to repair works) , North Quad, Founder’s Dining Hall, South Quad, Founder’s Reading Room, Victorian corridor.
4:30 -5.00 pm
Talk on the paintings by the Curator
Talk by Professor Giuliana Pieri
Reception with drinks and canapés