Founded in 1572 by Royal Charter under Elizabeth I, Harrow School counts amongst its Old Harrovians many notables including Benedict Cumberbatch, James Blunt, Nehru, King Hussein of Jordan and, of course, most notable of all, Sir Winston Churchill. Perched atop the hill, the spreading estate of some 300 acres is term-time home to 830 boys aged 13-18 from all over the world. From its prominent vantage point the site offers commanding views towards the city of London and yet, just 20 minutes on the Metropolitan Line from Baker Street, stands aloof from the sprawling metroland below. Miep, our guide, will conduct us on a fascinating tour which will take in buildings representative of the oldest in the school as well as those from the expansion of the 19th century and modern developments. Our tour will conclude with tea/coffee and biscuits and an opportunity for conversation with our guide. Guests are welcome to join us as we glimpse into a youthful world where the past meets the future.
On a Thursday afternoon in February, in principle Members Only.
Cost: £17 per person, includes guided tour, refreshments and administration fee.
Members of the Anglo-Netherlands Society may register via an email to
events at anglo-netherlands.org.uk, and may ask to bring a friend, space permitting.
The website at https://www.harrowschool.org.uk gives more background information