Join the RSN in it’s 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.

Cultural History with Professor Dakers

Wednesday 13 July, 3pm
Meet Professor Emerita Caroline Dakers, specialist in Cultural History, 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.

Virtual Tour of our Anniversary Exhibition with Dr Susan Kay-Williams

Wednesday 13 July, 5pm 

Enjoy an exclusive virtual tour of our exhibition ‘150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework: Crown to Catwalk’. Dr Susan Kay-Williams will take you on a walking tour around the exhibition to look at key pieces and themes, including our links with the military, church, high end lingerie and runway partners as well as royalty and the Arts & Crafts movement.

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.