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The Gothic Revival in Britain

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The Gothic Revival in Britain

From the Palace of Westminster to St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh to innumerable churches, schools, colleges, railway stations and institutions across the country and around the world, examples of the Gothic Revival are all around us.

Although the Gothic Revival is mainly associated with the Victorian age, its roots stretch back in to the eighteenth-century and its influenced was felt well into the twentieth.

Why did people in the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries put up buildings which looked as if they had been built in the fourteenth century? Why was the new industrial technology of steam and rail dressed in medieval costume? These are some of the questions we will explore on this course devoted to one of the most influential movements in British architectural history.

Date: 24th - 26th September 2021 (Three Day Course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutors: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
Email: Higham Hall
Website: Higham Hall Course Details

 

Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1869 - 1944: Architect in Context

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Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1869 - 1944: Architect in Context

From country houses to the Whitehall Cenotaph, from churches to the Viceroy's House in New Delhi, Sir Edwin Lutyens dominated architecture in Britain in the early twentieth-century. He designed comfortable homes for the industrial rich, a new Imperial Capital for the British Raj and memorials to commemorate the fallen in World War I.

But who was Lutyens? Did he just produce the plans his patrons wanted or was there a vision of England behind his work? These are some of the questions we will explore on this course devoted to one of the most well-known and prolific of Britain's 'modern' architects. (The lecture on the collaboration between Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll will be given by Vanessa Lacey.)

Date: 8th - 10th March 2022 (Three Day Course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutors: Dr. Andrew Lacey and Mrs. Vanessa Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
Email: Higham Hall
Website: Higham Hall Course Details

 

The People's War: Britain 1939 - 1945

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The People's War: Britain 1939 - 1945

From the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral rising above the smoke and fire of the Blitz, to Churchill's inspiring rhetoric; from cheery Londoners seeking shelter on the platforms of Underground stations, to rationing, powdered egg and Snoek; the images and experiences of the British at War continue to define and inform a particular concept of 'Britishness.'

Yet most of these images come from one year - 1940. What was Britain doing during the next five years? Why did the people of Britain begin to discuss the shape of the world after the War and how would Britain retain her 'great power' status alongside the emerging super-powers of the USA and the USSR? These are some of the questions we will consider during this day school dedicated to the men and women, the leaders and led, during Britain's 'finest hour.'

Date: Saturday 12th March 2022 (Day School)
Location: St. Mary's House, Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LP
Tutor: Andrew Lacey
Contact: Mrs. Anne Merrett, 18 Bury Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1LF
Tel: 01396 - 385572
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The Gothic Revival in Britain

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The Gothic Revival in Britain

From the Palace of Westminster to St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh to innumerable churches, schools, colleges, railway stations and institutions across the country and around the world, examples of the Gothic Revival are all around us.

Although the Gothic Revival is mainly associated with the Victorian age, its roots stretch back in to the eighteenth-century and its influence was felt well into the twentieth.

Why did people in the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries put up buildings which looked as if they had been built in the fourteenth century? Why was the new industrial technology of iron and steam dressed in medieval costume? These are some of the questions we will explore on this course devoted to one of the most influential movements in British architectural history.

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Date: 30th July - 6th August 2022. (One Week Course)
Location: Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: University of Oxford Summer School for Adults (OUSSA) Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 270396 / 270427
Email: University of Oxford Summer School for Adults    
Website: University of Oxford Summer School for Adults Course Details

 
Sir Christopher Wren: Architect in Context

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Sir Christopher Wren: Architect in Context The life and career of Sir Christopher Wren (1632 -1723) encompassed one of the most eventful centuries in British history. It included a civil war, the trial and execution of a king, a republic, plague and fire in London, two changes of dynasty and interminable wars with the Dutch and the French. The period also witnessed the founding of the Royal Society and pioneering work in many fields of science and technology; work in which Wren often played a leading role.

From the Chapel of Pembroke College, Cambridge, to the Dome of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Wren stamped his genius and personality upon late seventeenth-century Britain. This course will enable us to spend some time in his company, exploring the results of that genius and personality.

alert3.gif (1347 bytes) Due to the present circumstances, this course was postponed. A
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Date: September 2022 - Exact Date to be Announced
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 776276
Email: Higham Hall 
Website: Higham Hall Course Details

 

You've Never Had It So Good! Britain 1945 - 1970

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You've Never Had It So Good! Britain 1945 - 1970

Britain emerged victorious but bankrupt from the Second World War and the next thirty years or so witnessed a transformation of British society which included the creation of the welfare state, the 'never had it so good' years of the 1950s and 1960s and an unprecedented rise in prosperity. This, our last day school, will explore some of these social changes as well as looking at Britain's changing role in the world - the end of Empire, the Cold War, the advent of the European Union etc.

As I say, this will be the nineteenth and last Woodbridge Museum Day School exploring aspects of British history since 1485 which have been held twice yearly since 2011. I should like to thank Anne and Bob Merrett for proposing this series, for all their hard work in planning and managing the day schools, to John Sutton and Sean Lang who contributed to the programme and, in particular, to the loyalty of our audience.
Andrew

alert3.gif (1347 bytes) Due to the on-going Covid-19 situation, this course was postponed. A new date in 2022 will be announced ASAP.

Date: October 2022 (Day School) Date to be Confirmed
Location: St. Mary's House, Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LP
Tutor: Andrew Lacey
Contact: Mrs. Anne Merrett, 18 Bury Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1LF
Tel: 01396 - 385572
Email: Mrs. Anne Merrett

 

Oxford and the English Civil War, 1640 - 1660

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Oxford and the English Civil War, 1640 - 1660

The Civil War which swept across the British Isles in the seventeenth century saw fathers fighting sons and brother killing brother. From the 1630s to the 1660s Oxford, the town and the University, were at the heart of this conflict. In this course, which will take place in the heart of Oxford, we will consider the causes, conduct and consequences of the Civil War through the perspective of events in Oxford.

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Date: Summer 2023. Exact date to be confirmed.
Location: Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: University of Oxford Summer School for Adults (OUSSA) Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 270396 / 270427
Email: University of Oxford Summer School for Adults   
Website: University of Oxford Summer School for Adults Course Details

 

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