Following the success of the five-day course in 2018, The Oldie’s editor, Harry Mount, has now reduced the course to two days for those of you who still want to learn the difference between Doric and Ionic. Britain’s country houses and high streets will come alive, as you learn the enthralling history of our buildings, from simple Anglo-Saxon churches, via Norman cathedrals, to the glorious stone poetry of the Gothic.
After an immersion in Classicism, the course takes you through the Gothic Revival, on into Art Nouveau and Art Deco, and finishes with the Second World War. The venue is the Hogarth Room of the East India Club – itself a splendid Palladian palazzo in the heart of one of London’s earliest garden squares. Between the two one-hour talks, we will serve an excellent finger-buffet lunch with wine.
Session I 4th March; 12-3pm
History of British architecture from the Romans to Inigo Jones
Session II 11th March; 12-3pm
History of British architecture from Christopher Wren to the Second World War