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Visit to the College of Arms

21 January 2025 from 18:00 to 21:30


We are very pleased to announce that we have been able to arrange another exclusive visit to the College of Arms with William Hunt TD BA FCA, supported by Mark Scott MA (Oxford), Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary (who is due to be the Somerset Herald by the time of the visit) on 21st January 2025.

William served as Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary at the College of Arms in London from 1999 to 2017 and is currently a Research Assistant to John Petrie, the current Windsor Herald. William is a Liveryman and Past Master (2000–2001) of the Playing-Card Makers’ Company. William was heavily involved in the design of our Crest as we progressed from being a Guild to a full Worshipful Company.

There is a strict limit on the size of a group visiting the College of 20 people.  As such the event is limited to two tickets per Member. The cost of a ticket is £63 Inc VAT which includes the tour, wine and buffet supper.

The format of the visit will be as follows:
The arrival time for the tour is 6.00pm for a 6.15pm start.
William will initially speak about the history of heraldry and the role of the heralds, a little about the architecture of the building and how the Heralds run their practices.
The group then retires to a meeting room where the visitors are provided with a glass of wine, or soft drink, to allow the group to sit down while they talk about the architecture of the building.

The group will spend a spend a good hour in the record room being shown a selection of records dating back to the fourteenth century by William and Mark which will include the original documentation of the Company Crest.

The group will then retire to the meeting room for another glass of wine (or two) with a buffet spread including hot dishes, cold meats and fish, pasta and salad, followed by cheese, fruit and a mini-sweet.

The talk is generally finished around 8.15pm. The departure time is after 9pm and the building needs to be vacated by 9.30pm.

Access Statement: The College of Arms is an old building and the access is via steps but once in the building the rooms for the visit are on all the same level. However, the toilets up several flights of stairs. If you have concerns about access, please contact the visit coordinator Honorary Court Assistant Andrew Knights on [email protected]

Dress code is Smart Casual. Access will only be given to those on the pre-validated list of. Please bring Government issued Photo ID.

 **to help with event planning please can you confirm any other dietary requirements when booking.


21 January 2025
18:00 to 21:30


Andrew Knights


The College of Arms
130 Queen Victoria Street
London,EC4V 4BT
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