Medieval and Tudor Gardens

Course summary

  • Fri 02 Jun 2017 to Sun 04 Jun 2017
  • 6.00pm Friday - 12.45pm Sunday
  • Rewley House 1 Wellington Square Oxford OX1 2JA
  • From £152.00
  • Course code O16P192HCR
  • ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk
  • +44 (0)1865 270380
  • Applications being accepted

Medieval and Tudor Gardens



Overview

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.

Programme details

Held in association with the Gardens Trust

FRIDAY 2 JUNE 2017

5.30pm Registration (for those who have booked meals and or accommodation)

6.00pm Drinks Reception

6.30pm Dinner

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
RACHEL DELMAN

11.00am Coffee/tea

11.30am Parks, gardens and designed landscapes of medieval north Wales and north west Shropshire
SPENCER SMITH

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.)

6.45pm Dinner

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
PAULA HENDERSON

10.45am Coffee/tea

11.15am Garden themes in the poetry of Spenser
MICHAEL SYMES

12.30pm Break / bar open

12.45pm Lunch and course disperses

Accommodation

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: ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk; Telephone: + 44 (0) 1865 270380 / 270368.

Fees

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

Funding

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.

Concessionary fees for short courses

Tutors

Dr Paul Barnwell

Director of Studies

Dr Paul Barnwell is Director of Studies in the Historic Environment and Co-Director of Courses and Workshops in the Historic Environment at OUDCE.

Mr Michael Symes

Director & Tutor

The Gardens Trust

Mr James Bond

Speaker

Freelance Landscape Archaeologist, based in North Somerset

Miss Rachel Delman

Speaker

D.Phil Student, University College, University of Oxford

Dr Paula Henderson

Speaker

Independent architectural and garden historian

Professor Elizabeth Herbert McAvoy

Speaker

Professor of Medieval Literature, Swansea University

Mr Spencer Smith

Speaker

PhD Student, Manchester Metropolitan University. Formerly an Investigator with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

Dr Theresa Tyers

Speaker

Post-Doc Research Assistant, Swansea University

Mr Stephen Wass

Speaker

D. Phil student architectural History, Kellogg College, University of Oxford

Mr John Watkins

Speaker

Head of Gardens and Landscape, English Heritage

Application

Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please complete an application form.