To begin our 75th anniversary celebrations, we will be opening our recently reordered archive and associated exhibition at 5.00pm on Monday 10 January. Refreshments will be available.
Then, at 6.00pm, we will be joined by Dr Alastair Niven, former Principal of Cumberland Lodge, for a Cumberland Conversation in which he will discuss his recently published memoir, In Glad or Sorry Hours, with our Programme Manager Gareth Powell.
The Queen Mother unveiling a portrait of Amy Buller (left) and a brochure for St Catherine's from 1959 or 1960 (right)
Dr Alastair Niven OBE LVO
In a distinguished career as a literary scholar, Alastair Niven has been Director of Literature at both the Arts Council of Great Britain and British Council, and is a recent recipient of the Benson Medal from the Royal Society of Literature. He has written books on D.H. Lawrence, Raja Rao and Mulk Raj Anand, and has been a judge for the Booker Prize in 1994 and Man Booker Prize in 2014.
Alastair is a former Director General of the Africa Centre and was Principal of Cumberland Lodge from 2001 to 2013, where he is now an Honorary Life Fellow. His memoir, In Glad or Sorry Hours, was published in February 2021.
Tickets for this event are available from the checkout below. Tickets to join us in person are £10 and online tickets are available for £5, to watch the Conversation from home via a private link.
For any enquiries, or to request an alternative form of payment, please contact Sarah Galvin (Programme Administrator) on 01784 432316 or email email@example.com
All proceeds will help to cover the running costs of the event and support our wider charitable work.
How to find us
We are located in Windsor Great Park, close to the Bishop's Gate entrance in Englefield Green and a short taxi ride from Egham train station on the London Waterloo to Reading line. You can also take a 20 minute taxi to Slough for a direct train to London Paddington.