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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2011 winter lecture series

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Seven Great Names
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Organised by Geoff Brandwood. This series looks at seven practices which, in varying ways, made a great impact on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     architectural scene in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lectures usually last about an hour and take place at the Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1 at 6.30pm. Doors open
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     at 6pm. Wine will be available before the lectures (not included in ticket prices). The venue is conveniently placed for Holborn and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Russell Square Tube stations and numerous bus services. Tickets £10 on the door, if available, or cheaper if you book 6 or more.
                                                                                                                                                               BOOKING FORM WINTER 2011 LECTURE SERIES
                                                                                                                                                               FOR ORDERS OF 5 TICKETS OR FEWER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Monday 17 January 6.30pm                         architecture and a host of papers and lectures.      Tuesday 22 February 6.30pm
                                                                                                                                                               Please send me ___ ticket(s) at £10 each                                              Thomas Rickman and the Science of                Although his award of the Royal Gold Medal           A Practice like no Other: Paley & Austin
                                                                                                                                                               OR A DISCOUNTED PRICE IF YOU ARE ORDERING 6 TICKETS OR MORE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gothic                                           was for his writings, it was in his architecture     For just over a hundred years Lancaster was
                                                                                                                                                               Please send me ___ ticket(s) at £9 each                                               Although he only lived four years into           where the benefits of his foreign studies            home to one of England’s most remarkable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Victoria’s reign, the Quaker architect and       were best seen. In this lecture Neil Jackson,        practices. In 1867 Edward Paley (1823-95)
                                                                                                                                                               Please indicate the number of tickets you require for each lecture                    antiquary Thomas Rickman (1776-1841)             Chair in Architecture at Liverpool University,       was joined by Hubert Austin (1841-1915)
                                                                                                                                                               ___ 1. THOMAS RICKMAN 17 January                                                      laid sound foundations for Victorian Gothic      who has published widely on 19th and 20th-           and so began the firm’s golden years. It is
                                                                                                                                                               ___ 2. J T MICKLETHWAITE 25 January                                                   Revival architects through the first accurate    century architecture, including a recent book        famous for its churches, many of which stand
                                                                                                                                                               ___ 3. G E STREET 31 January                                                          account of the styles and chronology of          on Saltaire, will review Street’s architecture in    comparison with the very best erected during
                                                                                                                                                               ___ 4. R C CARPENTER & W SLATER 9 February                                            medieval architecture. In this lecture Megan     the light of what he saw abroad and consider         the late Gothic Revival. But, as a regionally
                                                                                                                                                               ___ 5. E S PRIOR 14 February                                                          Aldrich, Academic Director, Sotheby’s            how an architect, en vacance, might have best        based practice, the partners turned their hand
                                                                                                                                                               ___ 6. PALEY & AUSTIN 22 February                                                     Institute of Art, who is working on a study      spent his time.                                      to a huge variety of building types, worked in
                                                                                                                                                               ___ 7 ERNEST GEORGE 28 February                                                       of Rickman, will explore how he came                                                                  many styles, and were not above doing even
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to classify Gothic styles, working in the        Wednesday 9 February 6.30pm                          the most minor jobs. Our speaker is Geoff
                                                                                                                                                               Total £________ enclosed by                                                           period of 1811-15, and how he used this          The Anglican Pugin and his assistant:                Brandwood, former Chairman of the Victorian
                                                                                                                                                                cheque payable to The Victorian Society marked ‘1102’ on reverse OR                 understanding to inform his own work as an       Richard Cromwell Carpenter & William                 Society, and author of a forthcoming book on
                                                                                                                                                                   We prefer payment by credit/debit card for this event                             architect.                                       Slater                                               the firm.
                                                                                                                                                                  please charge my Visa / Mastercard / Maestro / Delta                                                                               Goodhart-Rendel declared that the ‘Puseyites
                                                                                                                                                               CREDIT CARD DETAILS                                                      MAESTRO      Tuesday 25 January 6.30pm                        saw Carpenter as their Pugin’ while Beresford        Monday 28 February 6.30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        / DELTA      J T Micklethwaite, ‘a very complete church       Hope claimed that he ‘was superior even to           Sir Ernest George and his Office
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     architect’                                       Pugin’. Sadly Carpenter (1812-55) died young         Ernest George (1839-1922) is one of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The beautiful churches and church fittings       and was succeeded by his pupil William               most significant late Victorian and Edwardian
                                                                                                                                                               SIGNATURE                                                            CSC (3 DIGITS)   of JT Micklethwaite (1843-1906) are too          Slater (1819-72). The collapse of Chichester’s       practitioners, not only because of the quality of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     little known, although he was one of the         Cathedral tower in 1861 – an event for which         his work in partnership with Thomas Vaughan,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     most important architects of the later Gothic    Slater was not responsible – seems to have           Harold Peto and Alfred Yeates over a period of
                                                                                                                                                               NAME(S) OF ALL ATTENDING                                                              Revival. A considerable scholar, in 1874 he      largely eradicated his architectural contribution    sixty years, but also the fact that over eighty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     published Modern Parish Churches. His own        from modern consciousness. Our speaker is            assistants and pupils passed through his office,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     churches are serious and convincing. He          John Elliott, former tutor at Reading University,    including Lutyens, Baker, Dawber and Joass.
                                                                                                                                                               ADDRESS                                                                               was a modest and careful restorer, and was       who has a PhD on Carpenter and his firm.             This lecture concentrates on the country house
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     chosen by the SPAB to restore Inglesham                                                               and other commissions designed in partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     church, near Kelmscott. In 1898 he became        Monday 14 February 6.30pm                            after 1892 and on the importance of the office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Surveyor to Westminster Abbey. Our speaker       E S Prior (1852-1932), Rogue Architect?              for the architecture of the following generation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     is Peter Howell, former Chairman of the          ES Prior was a significant figure in architecture,   Our speaker is Hilary Grainger, Chair of the
                                                                                                                                                               DAYTIME TELEPHONE AND EMAIL ADDRESS                                                   Victorian Society.                               design and scholarly activities. Yet for             Victorian Society, a Dean at the London College
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Goodhart-Rendel he was a ‘rogue architect’,          of Fashion, and author of a new book on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Monday 31 January 6.30pm                         this label attaching itself to his work and often    George and his firm.
                                                                                                                                                               CANCELLATIONS No refunds given, but please do let us know.                            An Architect Abroad: Mr Street en vacance        repeated. His reputation rests on a few of
                                                                                                                                                               DISCLAIMER You participate in events at your own risk. We reserve                     Of all 19th-century British architects, George   his buildings, notably St. Andrew’s, Roker.
                                                                                                                                                               the right to cancel, alter or postpone events if necessary.                           Edmund Street (1824-81) must have been           A reassessment of Prior’s achievements is
                                                                                                                                                               PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM WITH YOUR PAYMENT TO                                          one of the most widely travelled in Europe.      long overdue. Our speaker is Stewart Abbott,
                                                                                                                                                               The Victorian Society, 1 Priory Gardens, London W4 1TT        EVENT                   The results of his numerous journeys were        Teaching Fellow in architectural history at
                                                                                                                                                               Telephone 020 8747 5895 Web 1102                          books on Italian and Spanish medieval            Queen Mary, University of London.