Royal Holloway Heritage Open Days
Dr Laura MacCulloch, Curator, welcomes you to Royal Holloway, inviting you to explore Royal Holloway virtually through five mini documentaries specially-made for our virtual Heritage Open Days 2020
Join Richard Williams, College tour guide and Honorary Fellow, on a historical tour of the Founder's Building, delving into the story of Thomas Holloway and Royal Holloway College. Highlights of the tour include the spectacular Chapel, Founder's Dining Hall and two quadrangles
Curator, Laura MacCulloch, takes you on a tour behind the scenes to discover some of the spaces, secrets and treasures usually hidden from public view. Join Laura as she climbs up the inside of the North clock tower for the first time and takes you down into the Art Store to reveal some amazing pieces.
The architect of the Founder's Building, William Henry Crossland, is little known despite a substantial catalogue of buildings, most of which remain standing today. Bringing Crossland out of the shadows, Sheila Binns, Royal Holloway alumna and biographer, explores this elusive figure on a tour of the Founder's Building
The Thomas Holloway Collection is one of the finest collections of Victorian art in the world, illustrating the tastes of the era, from the romantic to the gothic. Royal Holloway's Curator, Dr Laura MacCulloch tells the story of how the collection came to be and chooses four pieces which merit a closer look.
As well as the Grade 1 listed Founder's Building, Royal Holloway is also fortunate to have over 100 acres of green campus. Jonathan Howe, Head of External Spaces, takes you on a tour highlighting notable trees, plants, ponds, watercourses, falcons, bees, bears and the historic arboretum.