Waddesdon is coordinating a series of lectures in London at Spencer House.
It was built between 1756-1766 for John, first Earl Spencer, who is an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales. The Spencer family last lived in the House in 1926 and since then it has been let to a variety of tenants.
Having been restored to its original splendour, Spencer House is London’s finest surviving eighteenth-century aristocratic palace.
The restoration of the House began in 1985 under the direction of Lord Rothschild, whose company RIT Capital Partners hold the current lease. The project brought together highly skilled craftsmen and has been hailed as one of the most successful restorations ever undertaken. The restoration has been accompanied by a magnificent collection of paintings and furniture, specially assembled for the House.