Medieval and Tudor Gardens
Gardens were an important part of the medieval and Tudor world, but have been difficult to understand owing to poor survival. In recent years, however, there has been an upsurge of interest in them, and this weekend will present a selection of current research and new thinking, based on archaeological, art-historical, historical, and literary sources. There will be a coach trip to Kenilworth Castle on the Saturday afternoon. English Heritage members will receive free entry; others will have to pay their own admission fee (currently £10 per adult; £9 per concession). There will be much standing and walking over uneven ground. Please come with suitable footwear and prepared for all weathers.
FRIDAY 2 JUNE 2017
5.30pm Registration (for those who have booked meals and or accommodation)
6.00pm Drinks Reception
7.45pm Registration (for those who have booked as non-residential without meals)
8.00pm- Medieval gardens: The archaeological evidence
9.15pm JAMES BOND
SATURDAY 3 JUNE 2017
8.00am Breakfast (residents only)
9.00am Unearthing the medieval walled garden: Greening and healing body and soul
ELIZABETH HERBERT MCAVOY and THERESA TYERS
10.00am 'Sche bare the key of this gardeyn': Women and gardens in the middle ages
11.30am Parks, gardens and designed landscapes of medieval north Wales and north west Shropshire
1.00pm Depart for Kenilworth Castle
(packed lunches to be eaten on the coach - please bring outdoor footwear suitable for walking and clothing for all weathers)
Talk by JOHN WATKINS
6.00pm Arrive back at Rewley House (approx.)
8.00pm- Hesdin: Getting mud on your boots in a garden of earthly delights
9.15pm STEPHEN WASS
SUNDAY 4 JUNE 2017
8.00am Breakfast (residents only)
9.30am Clinging to the past: Medievalism in the Tudor garden
11.15am Garden themes in the poetry of Spenser
12.30pm Break / bar open
12.45pm Lunch and course disperses
Accommodation for this weekend is at Rewley House for Friday and Saturday nights only.
Depending on availability it may also be possible to extend your stay, please enquire at the time of booking for availability and prices.
All bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.
Unfortunately it is not yet possible to book twin room accommodation online, so if you wish to book a twin room, please send in your completed enrolment form or contact the Day & Weekend Events Office, Email: email@example.com; Telephone: + 44 (0) 1865 270380 / 270368.
Tuition includes (Coffee/tea) & coach to Kenilworth Castle: £152.00
Baguette Sunday: £4.40
Drinks Reception Friday evening: £3.10
Friday night Dinner: £18.25
Full Hot Lunch Sunday: £13.00
Packed Lunch Saturday: £6.90
Saturday night Dinner: £18.25
Single B&B Friday & Saturday: £145.20
Twin B&B (per person) Friday & Saturday: £104.20
If you are in receipt of a state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.
If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.
Dr Paul Barnwell
Director of Studies
Mr Michael Symes
Director & TutorGardens Trust
Mr James Bond
SpeakerFreelance Landscape Archaeologist, based in North Somerset
Miss Rachel Delman
SpeakerD.Phil Student, University College, University of Oxford
Dr Paula Henderson
SpeakerIndependent architectural and garden historian
Professor Elizabeth Herbert McAvoy
SpeakerProfessor of Medieval Literature, Swansea University
Mr Spencer Smith
SpeakerPhD Student, Manchester Metropolitan University. Formerly an Investigator with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Dr Theresa Tyers
SpeakerPost-Doc Research Assistant, Swansea University
Mr Stephen Wass
SpeakerD. Phil student architectural History, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
Mr John Watkins
SpeakerHead of Gardens and Landscape, English Heritage
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