Develop an understanding of Britain, our culture and the practical skills to thrive in international society


% of the earth’s total land area that was part of the British Empire


To enable participants to feel comfortable in Britain and western society more broadly.

To provide a powerful experience for participants, both children and adults, which will teach them about:

  • Key aspects of British culture, etiquette and country pursuits such as shooting and riding
  • Practical experience and skills to enable participants to feel comfortable and confident in British society and in Western society more broadly
  • Life in a magnificent Stately Home.


A one week residency in a Stately Home with expert tuition in British etiquette and country pursuits:

  • Interactive workshops with the leading expert in British etiquette, covering topics such as British social history, dress codes, table manners, social etiquette, British teas and deportment
  • First class tuition in shooting on the estate, covering clay-pigeon shooting, the history and social etiquette associated with shooting and other key aspects of the sport such as dog-handling
  • First class tuition in riding, covering all levels of experience, teaching the key elements of riding, horsemanship, grooming and stable care
  • Evening activities include fine dining as well as dancing tuition, potentially ballroom and Scottish dancing
  • Full access to all of the facilities in the Stately Home and its estate so that participants can experience and learn directly about the aristocratic British lifestyle.


Subject matter expertise

Subject Matter

  • An understanding of British norms and customs, the social calendar, dress codes, table and dining manners, body language and deportment, social etiquette
Leadership characteristics


  • Performance and social skills, including how to optimise personal presentation
  • Effective English communication and confidence in a British social setting
Learning new life-skills


  • How to shoot and key aspects of the sport
  • How to ride, key aspects of horsemanship, grooming and care for horses
  • Key elements of British social activities, from picnics to dancing
  • Networking in an international context

The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork.

Oscar Wilde

The definition of etiquette… simply means we strive at all times to ensure a person in our company feels at ease.

Lynn Coady

Manners maketh man.

William of Wykeham

Learning Approach & Key Specialists

  • Learning by doing, through the direct experience and under the instruction of experts in each field
  • The etiquette tutor is the leading expert in the field who has taught many senior political and business leaders internationally
  • The country pursuit tutors are also leaders in their fields
  • A Daily Workbook is used to guide each participant on the subjects covered and the key learnings
  • Interpreters are PhD level native Chinese speakers with experience in each of the areas being studied.

What our clients think…

What a privilege it was to stay in such a beautiful house and grounds, with a team of people looking after us.

The age of the trees were ancient. There was such a wonderful sense of history here.

English table manners are so different to Chinese ones. It seems very complicated but I'm told that it is simple once you get used to it!

Programme bookings

If you are looking to book to attend this learning programme, please first check the schedule and then complete the short form to send us a booking enquiry.


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July 2018

British Culture

July 14, 2018 - July 22, 2018
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September 2018

British Culture

September 29, 2018 - October 7, 2018
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December 2018

British Culture

December 15, 2018 - December 23, 2018
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