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 THE VICTORIAN SOCIETY IS A REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 1081435 AND A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE. REGISTERED IN ENGLAND NO. 3940996. REGISTERED OFFICE AS BELOW. 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 CARD NUMBER EXPIRY ISSUE 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 POSTCODE 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 www.victoriansociety.org.uk 1102 books on Italian and Spanish medieval Queen Mary, University of London.