Oliver Everett CVO, Royal Librarian Emeritus, gave a highly entertaining and erudite talk on the ‘Teasures from the Royal Collection’ in the historic surroundings of the David Lloyd George Room at the National Liberal Club in Whitehall Place, London on 2nd December. Drawing from some of the finest items in this magnificent collection of over 485,000 objects, he highlighted the range and magnificence of this, the largest private art collection in the world, .which has been collected by the Royal family from King Henry VIII to the present Queen. Following the talk, there was a reception in the magnificent setting of the Smoking Room.
This event, which was generously sponsored by the National Liberal Club Commonwealth Forum, formed part of the InSpire series of talks and events, being organised in the UK in support of the ‘Save the Valletta Skyline’ for the Restoration of of St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Malta. The next event on 28th January – also at the National Liberal club – is ‘Haunted by Light’ a talk by Arabella Dorman, an internationally renowned portrait painter and war artist. Arabella is the eldest granddaughter of Sir Maurice Dorman, the last British Governor and first Governor General of Malta from 1962 to 1971. For information and to book go to: www.arabelladorman.com/events .