This weekend will present recent thinking on the origins of crucks, where and why they were used, in what types and dates of building they were employed and by what social groups, and what factors have led to their survival in particular places.
An exploration of major new discoveries at the site of one of the great royal monasteries of twelfth-century England, presented by the leading experts.
This weekend will explore the English Chapel Royal from Henry III to James II - the institution, the buildings, worship and music. Architectural historians and musicologists will share their expertise in discussing the same buildings.
One of the leading historians of urban architecture, Dr Geoffrey Tyack, presents a new look at the ways in which buildings, both exceptional and mundane, cast light on the history and society of one of the great cities of the world.
Come to this weekend course to understand what the Picturesque garden was, how it was reflected in garden design, and how both the idea and the gardens were appreciated in their time and subsequently. A site visit will be included.
Creating church architecture at the rebirth of classical form and proportion in the 15th century meant throwing off the dominance of Gothic as the standard ecclesiastical style. We will trace the development of these churches within Italy and beyond.
A fresh look at the seminal moment when architecture rediscovered its traditional roots in rural England. Over six lectures, William Morris's utopian ideas are followed to the Garden City Movement and beyond.