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Net Zero Strategy Highly Commended at Awards

Net Zero Strategy Highly Commended at Awards

Our Net Zero Strategy has been highly commended at the Energy Management Awards.

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Finding Sustainability Manager may be our Most Important Recruitment in 300 Years

Finding Sustainability Manager may be our Most Important Recruitment in 300 Years

We are creating a new, full-time role of Sustainability Manager as part of our fight against climate change.

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We've been Nominated for Net Zero Strategy of the Year

We've been Nominated for Net Zero Strategy of the Year

We have been nominated for the Net Zero Strategy of the Year at the Energy Management Awards.

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Blenheim Palace Voted Best Christmas Experience

Blenheim Palace Voted Best Christmas Experience

Blenheim Palace has been voted Best Christmas Experience at the 2021 Group Leisure & Travel Awards.

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We've Donated 600 Thermal Lunchboxes to Oxford Food Hub

We've Donated 600 Thermal Lunchboxes to Oxford Food Hub

We've donated 600 thermal lunchboxes from its Palace gift shop to the Oxford Food Hub.

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World Mental Health Day at Blenheim

World Mental Health Day at Blenheim

We marked World Mental Health Day with a series of wellbeing events and activities for staff.

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Chess Champions Crowned at Palace

Chess Champions Crowned at Palace

The country’s brightest young chess players took part in the 26th Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge at the Palace at the weekend.

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Singer Attends Launch of Charity Photographic Exhibition at our Stables Café

Singer Attends Launch of Charity Photographic Exhibition at our Stables Café

Singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti and his wife, actress and artist, Jemma Powell were among guests at the official opening of MASKED, a new photographic exhibition at our Stables Café in aid of children’s charity AT The Bus.

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Sunrise Walk Raises More Than £2,500 for Grief Support Charity

Sunrise Walk Raises More Than £2,500 for Grief Support Charity

A sponsored sunrise walk through our Park in memory of loved ones has raised more than £2,500 for a grief support charity working with children and young people in Oxfordshire.

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Chainsaw Artist Creates Bee Bench for Palace Garden

Chainsaw Artist Creates Bee Bench for Palace Garden

A champion chainsaw artist has unveiled a pair of nature-inspired carved benches from fallen trees at Blenheim Palace.

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Cadets Help Palace’s Vintage Fire Engine to Shine

Cadets Help Palace’s Vintage Fire Engine to Shine

A team of cadets from Kidlington Fire Station has been helping bring the shine back to a Victorian horse-drawn fire engine at Blenheim Palace.

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Iconic Cheltenham Gold Cup on Display at Blenheim Palace

Iconic Cheltenham Gold Cup on Display at Blenheim Palace

The original Cheltenham Gold Cup is taking pride of place in the Palace ahead of the International Horse Trials which begin on Thursday 16th September.

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Picture Palace: Our Starring Role in new Cinderella Blockbuster

Picture Palace: Our Starring Role in new Cinderella Blockbuster

Our Palace has a leading role in Amazon Prime Video’s new film, Cinderella which launched exclusively around the world in over 240 countries and territories on Friday 3rd September 2021.

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We're Hosting Sunrise Walk for Grief Support Charity

We're Hosting Sunrise Walk for Grief Support Charity

We are once again offering people the opportunity to watch the sunrise over the Estate as part of a fundraising walk on Saturday, 25th September.

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A lone Spitfire soars over Blenheim Palace to mark the 76th anniversary of VJ Day

A lone Spitfire soars over Blenheim Palace to mark the 76th anniversary of VJ Day

A lone Spitfire from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight soars over Blenheim Palace to mark the 76th anniversary of VJ Day

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Blenheim Bursary Boost for Local Good Causes

Blenheim Bursary Boost for Local Good Causes

A total of 20 local charities, organisations and good causes are set to benefit from our £50,000 charity and community bursary.

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‘Lost’ Victorian Fire Engine Returns to Blenheim Palace

‘Lost’ Victorian Fire Engine Returns to Blenheim Palace

A ‘lost’ horse-drawn Victorian Merryweather fire engine that was part of Blenheim Palace’s private fire brigade has returned to the Palace.

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Candlemaker Wins Blenheim’s Start-up Business Award

Candlemaker Wins Blenheim’s Start-up Business Award

A candlemaker from Long Wittenham has won Blenheim’s annual business start-up competition.

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We've Donated Shrubs to Woodstock Care Home

We've Donated Shrubs to Woodstock Care Home

Our Head Gardener made a special visit to a Woodstock care home to help plant a selection of donated flowering shrubs.

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Outdoor Exhibition Celebrates Beautiful Blenheim

Outdoor Exhibition Celebrates Beautiful Blenheim

Our stunning landscape and parkland is being showcased as part of an outdoor photography exhibition celebrating the natural beauty of the Blenheim Park and Gardens.

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Award-winning Photographer Reveals Blenheim’s Wild Side

Award-winning Photographer Reveals Blenheim’s Wild Side

Award-winning photographer Pete Seaward has created a stunning new display of wildlife photography for our new exhibition.

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We Are Recruiting A Record Number of Apprentices

We Are Recruiting A Record Number of Apprentices

We are offering 12 new apprenticeship opportunities in a wide range of roles from bricklaying to social media.

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Stunning Video Game Technology Brings Churchill’s Story to Life

Stunning Video Game Technology Brings Churchill’s Story to Life

Didcot-based Rebellion Film Studios has produced an extraordinary video to accompany the launch of our new Churchill exhibition at Blenheim Palace, which opened earlier this month.

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Furlough Courses Allow Blenheim Staff to Flourish in Lockdown

Furlough Courses Allow Blenheim Staff to Flourish in Lockdown

We have been supporting our furloughed staff and those having to work from home by funding online training courses of their choice.

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Blenheim Bursary Scheme Aims To Help Bring People Together

Blenheim Bursary Scheme Aims To Help Bring People Together

We are inviting grant applications for our 2021 bursary scheme from local projects and charities that focus their work on bringing people together in the local community.

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Re-Launching our Start-Up Scheme

Re-Launching our Start-Up Scheme

We are once again inviting entrepreneurs and new businesses to take part in our start-up scheme aimed at boosting their chances of success.

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We're Extending Support Of Local Charity SeeSaw Into 2021

We're Extending Support Of Local Charity SeeSaw Into 2021

We have confirmed Oxfordshire-based grief support charity SeeSaw as our official Charity of the Year 2021.

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Our Apprentice Lands Promotion

Our Apprentice Lands Promotion

This National Apprentice Week (8 -14 February 2021), we are pleased to announce the promotion of one of our apprentices, 19-year-old Woodstock student Nicole Nielsen-Pike, to the role of Guest Services Supervisor.

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We Live Streamed Talks and Tours Into More Than 100 Care Homes

We Live Streamed Talks and Tours Into More Than 100 Care Homes

We live-streamed a series of talks and tours into over 130 care homes across the UK over the Christmas holidays.

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We've Carried Out Emergency Roof Repairs as Part of Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

We've Carried Out Emergency Roof Repairs as Part of Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

A team of conservation contractors is carrying out emergency repair work to fix leaking leadwork on the roof of our Palace with a grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

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New Report Reveals Stunning Growth in our Economic Impact

New Report Reveals Stunning Growth in our Economic Impact

A newly-released report undertaken by Oxford Brookes Business School, on our behalf, has shown a sharp rise in our estate’s contribution to the economy.

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Bursary Helps School Build New Outdoor Classroom

Bursary Helps School Build New Outdoor Classroom

Wooton-on-Woodstock Primary School has created a brand new outdoor learning area and additional storage facilities with the help of a grant from our Charitable Bursary.

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We're live-streaming virtual Christmas events into 240 care homes and hospitals

We're live-streaming virtual Christmas events into 240 care homes and hospitals

Hundreds of care home residents across the UK will be able to enjoy free live virtual tours and interactive talks about Blenheim Palace over the Christmas period.

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Our Bursary Supports Eco-friendly Village Refill

Our Bursary Supports Eco-friendly Village Refill

We have set up a bursary fund which is helping a local business deliver earth-friendly household cleaning and body-care products to Woodstock and the surrounding villages.

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Remembrance Day Tribute Soars Past Fundraising Target

Remembrance Day Tribute Soars Past Fundraising Target

Our moving tribute featuring 200 full-size silhouettes of soldiers to commemorate Remembrance Day has raised more than £38,000 for the Royal British Legion.

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We've received £1.8m Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Grant in Massive Boost for Oxfordshire Tourism

We've received £1.8m Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Grant in Massive Boost for Oxfordshire Tourism

We have received a £1.8m grant from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage as part of a nationwide rescue scheme to safeguard some of the UK’s most important cultural sites.

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Marking Remembrance Day With 200 Silhouetted Soldiers

Marking Remembrance Day With 200 Silhouetted Soldiers

A poignant company of 200, life-size Armistice Day soldier silhouettes has been assembled ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

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Using AI to Predict our Visitor Numbers

Using AI to Predict our Visitor Numbers

We are using artificial intelligence to help predict visitor numbers and manage the flow of guests through The Palace.

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Crucial Heritage Stimulus Fund Helps Conserve Iconic Grand Bridge

Crucial Heritage Stimulus Fund Helps Conserve Iconic Grand Bridge

Critical conservation work to help preserve our 18th century Grand Bridge will be able to proceed thanks to a grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.

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Sunrise Walk Raises £10k for SeeSaw Charity

Sunrise Walk Raises £10k for SeeSaw Charity

A sponsored sunrise walk at Blenheim in memory of loved ones raised more than £10,000 for charity on Sunday 20th September.

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