with Oliver Everett

£20 including 2 course supper
If you have ever wondered how the Queen entertains visiting heads of state, (a topical subject at present!) Oliver Everett is the man to tell you.  He is Librarian Emeritus of the Royal Library, Windsor Castle and was Librarian there and Assistant Keeper of the Royal Archives from 1985 to 2002. He wrote articles on the Royal Library, helped with several books on the Royal Collection, wrote the official guidebook on Windsor Castle, taught a history course on it and advised on a television series on it.  He was in the British Diplomatic Service, 1967-78, including postings in India and Spain and was Assistant Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales, 1978-80; and Private Secretary to Diana, Princess of Wales, 1981-83.

The Library is primarily used by the Queen to show to her guests after dinner parties at Windsor Castle. This is because it is so full of a great range of fascinating objects associated with the history of Britain and the Royal family. The talk gives a tour of the Library similar to that experienced by the Queen's guests. The Library is open to academic researchers but not to the general public. This therefore constitutes a rare opportunity to see its rooms and treasures.

These treasures include beautiful and rare books and manuscripts; books with personal royal associations; old master drawings (Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Holbein, Canaletto) and watercolours; jewellery; insignia of Orders of Chivalry; miniature paintings; clocks; fans; maps; the shirt in which Charles I was executed; and the Queen's description (when Princess Elizabeth, aged 11) of her father's Coronation in 1937.

The evening will follow our usual format with the talk first, followed by supper and then over coffee you will be able to ask questions.  We will not have a licence but you are welcome to bring your own drinks. 


NB This talk is now fully booked, if you would like to go on the waiting list please contact Beth by email or phone 01494 881037.


THE VULCAN AND THE COLD WAR with Wing Commander Chris Chacksfield
£18 including 2 course supper



QUIZ NIGHT Friday 17th November


We look forward to seeing you soon at St. Katharine’s!






Job Vacancy - Assistant Cook

We are looking for a suitably qualified or experienced live-in cook to assist in our busy kitchen catering for a variety of residents and events. 

Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate and a ‘can-do’ attitude are essential.


Duties will include catering for varied dietary requirements, presenting food to a high standard, cleaning, mise en place and some ordering when required.

You will have an interest in fresh produce and a creative flair.

5 days on, 2 days off, own room, all found.


For further details contact Bethan Macleod 01494 881037 or send your CV to  


Full-time Volunteers

We often have vacancies for full-time volunteers. These come for a period usually of 3 to 6 months and work alongside our permanent staff for 5 days a week. Duties may be in the house - cleaning, serving meals, helping in the kitchen, helping with maintenance or working in the garden and grounds. Volunteers have their own room, with all found including all meals. They receive £55 per week 'pocket money'.

For further details contact Bethan Macleod  



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