Watch Downton Abbey at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Madison, N.J. (December 7, 2015) — Fairleigh Dickinson University is hosting a screening of the season premiere of “Downton Abbey” in Lenfell Hall on Monday, December 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. The screening will be held as a prelude to the course “Discovering Downton 3.0,” offered by the University in the spring of 2016.

The event will begin with a networking hour. Refreshments will be provided. Carol Bere, Walter Cummins and Sam Convisor, Friends of Florham and co-authors of “Florham, The Lives of An American Estate,” will do a brief presentation about the history of FDU’s mansion and it’s similarities to Downton Abbey prior to the screening, which begins at 7 p.m.

FDU will be offering a course in the spring of 2016, discussing the historical context of the show, and life in Britain and America in the start of the 20th century. Among the topics discussed in class will be the makings of the show, the history of the great houses and their decline, World War I and its aftermath, the real life of servants, and much more. The course is open to the general public and will run from February 21 through April 17.

For more information, contact Judith Israel at 973-998-4007 or

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Director of Public Relations
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Assistant Director of Public Relations

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Helen Grill,
Senior General Clerk
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