Lecture 24 April 2014 at 2.30 pm given by Caroline Rayman

This lecture tells the history of three very different families, the Astors, the Sackville Wests and the Rothschilds. These families could not be more different, one part of the English establishment, the other two immigrants from America and Germany.  All three families have made a considerable contribution to English life and have created superb gardens which continue to give us enormous pleasure to this day.

Caroline has worked for many companies and organizations, both in London and United States of America, working particularly with patrons of American Arts Institutions and visiting private collections in Great Britain, Ireland and Italy. Following this, she has lectured regularly on both sides of the Atlantic. In London recently she gave a lecture on the major exhibition ‘Bronze’ at the Royal Acadamy. For the past four years, she has been a Guest Speaker on Noble Caledonia cruises. Caroline collects 18th Century porcelain, samplers and Georgian paste jewellery and has lectured on all these subjects