History Tour of Farnborough Hill

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Farnborough Hill

Farnborough Hill

312 Farnborough Road

Farnborough

GU14 8AT

United Kingdom

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Join the Sixth Form and Prof Anthony Geraghty as they open the doors of this magnificent Gothic building, nestled in 65 acres of parkland.

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sixth form on the hill presents:

The History of Farnborough Hill

Farnborough Hill, built in 1860, nestles in 65 acres of parkland on the border of Hampshire and Surrey. Once home to the Empress Eugénie, wife of Emperor Napoleon III, this magnificent building now houses an independent girls’ school, Farnborough Hill.

The Sixth Form, together with Professor Anthony Geraghty, invite you to tour the Old House, learning about the Empress and her life; one that was touched by tragedy, royalty and exile. The tour will be hosted by Sixth Form students and members of staff. Professor Geraghty will deliver a talk on the Empress and her vibrant later life at Farnborough Hill, where she lived from 1880 until her death in 1920.

Anthony Geraghty, Professor of History of Art at York University, is an architectural historian, with a specialist interest in the early modern period in England. He is currently a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. His book on the exiled Empress Eugénie is due for publication in 2020.

Prof Geraghty is an Old Boy of Salesian College, Farnborough.

There are two sessions as follows:

9.45 am – 12.00 pm (tour followed by talk)

10.45 am – 1.00 pm (talk followed by tour)

Please book tickets for your chosen session.

All proceeds raised will go to the Sixth Form’s chosen charities: CLIC Sargent, Cherry Trees and The Hawk Conservancy.

Location

Farnborough Hill

Farnborough Hill

312 Farnborough Road

Farnborough

GU14 8AT

United Kingdom

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