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Adult learning

ASL's adult learning program carries out the School's mission to encourage lifelong learning. We hope that parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of ASL will enjoy participating in the following educational opportunities:

Master classes with Alice Leader

Wessex Adventures: Tea with Julian Fellowes
Course postponed, dates TBC
Award-winning writer of Downton Abbey and Academy Award-winner for Gosford Park Julian Fellowes, and his wife, Emma, have issued an extraordinary invitation to their private home for lunch for those signing up for Master Classes' Wessex Adventures. This invitation fits into the spring mini-course of three sessions on Thomas Hardy’s Wessex Tales and Julian's novel, Snobs. The course costs £250. The two-night trip, 2-4 May, is separately priced, and includes a tour of Hardy’s birthplace and his home, Max Gate, a visit to Avebury Circle and lunch at the Fellowes’ home. We’ll stay at Summer Lodge, near the Fellowes’ house, for two nights. The pricier rooms can be shared. Limit of 24 places; first-come, first-served.

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Royal Scandals and Upheavals: The Monarchy in 2020
Please note change of date
What is happening with Meghan and Harry? Can a person cease to be a royal? Were there fights between Meghan and Kate? Or between Harry and William? And what is the matter with Andrew?! Come hear Hugo Vickers, official royal commentator, talk on these and other questions. Hugo accompanies the Queen on her walkabouts, has written many official royal biographies, attended all the weddings of the current family, regularly writes on the royal family for Britain’s main newspapers and gives running, live commentary on CNN, MSNBC, and news stations in Canada and Australia. He is fully knowledgeable and discrete, but with a wicked sense of humor. Furthermore, he has written a book on the correct and the incorrect in the Netflix series The Crown. This event now takes place on Tuesday, 22 September, at St. Mark’s Church, on the corner of Hamilton Terrace and Abercorn Place, in the nave, 10:30-11:30 am. Tickets cost £35 each.

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Questions to Alice Leader.