Join the RSN in its Anniversary Year and be part of the celebrations. Feel part of something bigger, meet with new people onsite or online, have an enjoyable few days to do something you love and join us for the RSN International Summer School 2022

Exclusive Talks for All Attendees

RSN International Summer School attendees are invited to join a series of live Exclusive Online Talks, not only with the RSN but also with Guest Speakers, covering related themes that would not normally be possible if the event was in-person.

‘Women, Society and the Arts in 1870s Britain’ with Professor Emerita, Caroline Dakers

Wednesday 13 July, 3pm

Meet Caroline Dakers, Professor Emerita in Cultural History at the University of the Arts London and find out more about England and the arts during the 1870s when the RSN was founded.

Learn about the start of Albertopolis in London, with the Royal Albert Hall, Royal College of Music, South Kensington Museum (now the V&A) all being built in the area. But these were not the only developments, it was also the opening of Alexandra Palace in north London with its park and theatre. Caroline will look at all these fascinating cultural and artistic developments.

Caroline’s recent publications include Fonthill Recovered, a Cultural History published by UCL Press, 2018.  She is currently writing ‘Bohemian or Gentleman: the changing image of the artist in Britain 1850-1950’ for Princeton University Press, as well as editing ‘Millionaire Shopping: the collections of Alfred Morrison’ for UCL Press.

ISS 2022 attendees can now watch this Talk on Demand.


‘A Girl’s Education in Stitch’ with Dr. Susan Kay-Williams

Wednesday 20 July, 6pm

Our first exhibition Onsite at Hampton Court Palace since Covid will have just opened! Dr Susan Kay-Williams will introduce you to the new exhibition, ‘Girls Education in Stitch’, highlighting many of the pieces and the wonderful stories behind them.

Coming Soon to On Demand


Virtual Tour of our Anniversary Exhibition with Dr Susan Kay-Williams originally scheduled at 5pm on Wednesday 13 July

Due to technical difficulties we are unable to bring you this talk from the Museum, but will be sending you a complimentary link to watch Susan’s popular talk on our Anniversary exhibition at your leisure. The talk was originally broadcast in April and is currently available on Demand. 

You will see key pieces and themes from  ‘150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework: Crown to Catwalk’, including our links with the military, church, high end lingerie and runway partners as well as royalty and the Arts & Crafts movement.