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The Arts Society Kennet and Swindon – a day of special interest
25 February 2021 @ 10:30 am
All guests will be very welcome to hear our Study Day’s lectures by Zoom
AN AGE OF CONTRAST AND CONFLICT:
Architectural Changes in Great Britain in the 19th century. A series of three illustrated lectures exploring the rapidly changing fashions in architecture throughout the 19th century
Lecture 1 (10-30-11-30) A clash of styles. What style of architecture should be adopted by a civilized western society? The ‘Greek Revival’ reflected ancient democratic values or the Gothic, symbol of the Christian West.
Lecture 2 (12 00-13 00) In Search of Godliness. The religious revival of the 19th century and the emerging wealth from industry and Empire were huge catalysts to new building in a rich variety of styles, or none.
Lecture 3 (14 00-15 00) Home Sweet Home. The last quarter of the 19th century is associated with a renewed interest in Britain’s vernacular architecture and the influence of William Morris.
The lecturer: Christopher Rogers. Christopher is past chairman of TASKS and until he retired this year, a long standing Arts Society lecturer. He ran annual courses on architectural topics for the Marlborough College Summer School from its inception until 2018. Christopher is also a long-term resident of Marlborough.
The cost of the series of lectures will be £15 per household. Payment should be made online to: Account name ‘The Arts Society Kennet and Swindon
Sort Code 30-98-41
Account Number 12320063
Reference SCD21 and your surname
Please also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you have paid by bank transfer
or by cheque (made payable to The Arts Society Kennet and Swindon) to Mrs. D. M. Histed, Evergreen Farm, Sodom Lane. Dauntsey, Chippenham SN15 4JA. If you pay by this method please ensure you include an email address.
We will provide you with the Zoom link nearer the date.
We shall be delighted to welcome members of any society within the Wessex Area. So, please join us.