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.
This, the last in the annual series of chronologically arranged weekends on Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland, will look at the contemporary scene.
Concentrating on mainland Europe, we will focus on examples that illustrate key stages of architectural development between the 4th and 15th centuries.
The idea of 'home' as a place of refuge was created by the Victorian middle classes - beneficiaries of industrialisation who left city centres for congenial suburbs, where they occupied themselves with genteel pursuits such as music, painting, gardening.
Most people associate British architecture of the first half of the eighteenth century with the Palladian revival promoted by Lord Burlington and Colen Campbell and with buildings such as Chiswick House or the York Assembly Rooms.
17th Century gardens were not only designed to delight and entertain, but also to foster intellectual activity ranging from quiet Puritan contemplation to cutting-edge scientific enquiry.
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.