Society of Emeritus Fellows


Whaddesdon Manor

The Society of Emeritus Fellows organises a series of outings throughout the year, which are open to all members of the College and their guests. The following events are planned for 2017:

Wednesday 27 September
Waddesdon Manor - Rothschild Chateau (National Trust), near Aylesbury

By coach 1hr 45mins from Wolfson. Group tour (National Trust free) and/or audio-visual presentation 45mins. Wine tasting cellar tour possible - 2 wines £7 per head.  Over a century ago, the House and setting were created to delight and surprise the small circle of Baron Ferdinand's friends- exceptional architecture, art collections and gardens. Light lunch in café or picnic.

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Wednesday 11 October
Scott Polar Museum, Cambridge - Afternoon tour

From penguins to paintings, sleeping bags to sextants, Inuit art to explorers' diaries – find out about exploration, science and survival at the extreme ends of the earth. Discover the North and South Poles just 10 minutes' walk from the city centre.

Previous outings

Friday 30 June 2017 - Military Intelligence Museum ChicksandsShefford and Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire (cancelled due to low numbers)

Tuesday 6 June 2017 - Constable Country - Flatford Mill, Suffolk, with optional walks, tours and visits 

Thursday 18 May 2017 - Suffolk Villages: Old House Museum, Priory and Castle Tour at Clare and Giffords Hall Vineyard, Hartest, Bury St Edmunds

Sunday 23 April 2017 - North Norfolk Walk and lunch at the Lifeboat Inn, Thornham

Wednesday 15 March 2017 - a combined visit to Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich and Wyken Vineyard Café near Bury St Edmunds