The Quatercentenary Lecture and Reception

Is this Thomas Harriot?

Sunday July 26th 17.30 – 20.00

You are invited to a very special event which is the culmination of the day of celebration.
(A separate ticket must be purchased)

The lecture, entitled Thomas Harriot: the Englishman who beat Galileo will be given by Dr Allan Chapman, University of Oxford, in the Garden Room Marquee. This will be followed by a buffet reception with live music of Harriot’s time.

Tickets are available and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. At 9 am, Friday 24th July there were about 30 tickets left; they will be available on the day if not sold beforehand. Ask at the Telescope400 Information Desk which will be by the entrance.

Tickets are on sale at a cost of £20 each.

On site parking is available free of charge - click here for maps

To purchase by phone: Contact Syon Park on 020 8560 0882
(Lines are open on weekdays only from 09:30 to 16:30)
You need a credit card, and an e-mail address.
Buyers will receive an e-ticket.

Allan Chapman and replica of Harriot's telescope

To purchase by post: Please apply to:

FAO Emma Hadleigh-Sparks
Estate Office
Syon Park
Middlesex TW8 8JF

Please enclose a Stamped Addressed Envelope and payment by cheque (or postal order) payable to: (IYA2009) Telescope400. Your tickets will be posted back to you.

NB If you are only attending the lecture and reception you will not be charged additional admission to the house and grounds, provided that you arrive at the entrance to Syon Park no earlier than 4:00 pm. This will allow you to attend the unveiling ceremony for the Harriott Memorial (at 4:30 pm) if you wish. Note that the rest of the event and grounds will close at 5 pm.

Queries relating to ticket sales should be to Syon Park - contact details above.

Queries about the event can be sent to our contact email address - See Contact Us.

Note: Any additional information about the Lecture and Reception will be published on this page.

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