Why we take part
HODs is one of the main opportunities for us to invite the public and our local community to explore our beautiful campus.
What we do for HODs
We coordinate colleagues to help deliver a programme of talks and tours exploring the spectacular Grade 1 listed Founder's Building, Picture Gallery, Chapel, archives and extensive grounds.
Adapting for 2020
The pandemic meant that our campus was closed to visitors. To ensure this important event continued we decided to offer an online experience. We filmed five different virtual tours, looking at the art collection, history, architecture and nature of Royal Holloway. Doing things virtually meant we were able to offer experiences we wouldn’t have been able to do in person. The result? A great online event which showed what you can do in challenging circumstances!
The difference it's made
We worked with new colleagues and guest speakers to deliver the virtual tours. HODs provided us with the opportunity to run our first virtual event since the cancellation of live events due to the pandemic. We will use this as a model for using pre-recorded content to replace a live experience.