Tickets £10. "Adam Nicolson
in conversation with Charles Saumarez Smith.
In his account of an Elizabethan golden age, Earls of Paradise, retold through the varying fortunes of the Pembrokes of Wilton – the inspiration for writers and artists including Raleigh, Donne, Inigo Jones, Van Dyck and Shakespeare – Adam Nicolson explores dreams of rural perfection. His illustrated talk considers whether Elizabethan Britain embodied a more ideal way of living than ours. Adam Nicolson is an award-winning author. Charles Saumarez-Smith, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy, has written about Castle Howard." (christiguc)