College by candlelight: 500 years of festive food

When and where

9 December 2015
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrew's Place, London NW1 4LE

Past event

College by candlelight: 500 years of festive food

Join us for an atmospheric, candlelight evening experience at the Royal College of Physicians in Regent's Park.

This event will be live streamed. Click here to access the stream - content will be shown between 7-7.45pm and from 8.30pm

Discover and taste food enjoyed over the last 500 years, with live demonstrations and cheese and wine tastings. Expert food historian Ivan Day will be joined by silver specialist Christopher Hartop for an exciting recreation of an 18th century dessert and historian and cook Annie Gray will be taking visitors through a festive chocolate, tea and coffee journey.

Public event – open to all

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Timings and speakers

6pm: Doors open for cheese and wine tasting. Relax and enjoy our candle-lit Grade I listed building and museum collections

7pm: In conversation with:

Ivan Day Professional cook, scholar, broadcaster and writer, renowned for his fabulous recreations of historic food and table settings

Christopher Hartop Silver expert, lecturer and broadcaster, regular on Antiques roadshow. Together with Ivan Day, recreated the Netherfield Ball supper for BBC2’s Pride and prejudice: The ball

Annie Gray Historian, cook and broadcaster, resident food historian on BBC Radio 4’s The kitchen cabinet

8pm onwards: Demonstrations from our speakers will follow the 'In conversation'.

10pm: event closes