History Society Lecture

10 April 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

This is a History Society Lecture on 'Nicholas Hilliard And The Men Of Gray's Inn'

 A lecture from Dr Elizabeth Goldring, of Warwick University.

The Event

The lecture will coincide with a National Portrait Gallery exhibition, Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver, running from 21 February to 19 May 2019. 

The lecture will be followed by a book signing of Dr. Goldring’s latest book, Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist, and a free glass of wine for all those attending.

Registration: 17:45
Lecture: 18:00
Location: The Large Pension Room
Qualifying Session (QS): Not accredited as a QS
Cost: Free of charge but booking is required

The Speaker

Dr. Elizabeth Goldring FRHistS, MA, PhD, ( Yale ), Hon. Associate Professor, Centre for the study of the Renaissance, Warwick University and prize winning Historian. 

Dr Elizabeth Goldring is an historian and author whose work is fusing the topics of literature, history, and art history. Dr. Goldring is committed to making history more accessible to a wider audience. She has served as a consultant to numerous arts organisations, including the BBC, with regards to television documentaries and have advised on a range of projects, including the re-creation of the Elizabethan garden at Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire.

The Artist

Nicolas Hilliard was an exquisite painter of Elizabethan miniatures and the first English artist to become famous in his own lifetime. Hilliard became Queen Elizabeth I’s personal painter for 32 years. The patronage and encouragement of Philip Sidney, Francis Bacon, Henry Wriothesley, third Earl of Southampton, and William and Robert Cecil, all members of Gray’s Inn, proved crucial to Hilliard’s success . 


Booking will open approximately 8 weeks prior to the event and will close, (for barrister members) 4 clear working days and (for student members) 5 clear working days before the event. 

Members can book and pay online for most Inn events via the Gray's Inn Online System (GIOS).

Member login: Gray's Inn Online System (GIOS). 

Contact the Education Department with any questions regarding this event.