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The Long Armistice: Britain 1919 - 1939

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The Long Armistice: Britain 1919 - 1939

On the 24th November 1918 the Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Lloyd George, declared in an election speech that the task of any future government was, 'to make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.' In this task all governments between 1918 and 1939 failed. Britain between the wars was a society divided between south and north, between prosperity and poverty, between social change and political conservatism. We will explore something of the impact of the First World War on British society in the 1920s and 30s and how the effects of the First World War coloured Britain's response to the approach of the Second.

Date: Saturday 7th March 2020 (Day School)
Location: St. Mary's House, Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LP
Tutor: Andrew Lacey
Contact: Mrs. Anne Merrett, 18 Bury Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1LF
Tel: 01396 - 385572
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Sir Christopher Wren: Architect in Context

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Sir Christopher Wren: Architect in Context

The life and career of Sir Christopher Wren (1632 -1723) encompassed one of the most eventful centuries in British history. It included a civil war, the trial and execution of a king, a republic, plague and fire in London, two changes of dynasty and interminable wars with the Dutch and the French. The period also witnessed the founding of the Royal Society and pioneering work in many fields of science and technology; work in which Wren often played a leading role.

From the Chapel of Pembroke College, Cambridge, to the Dome of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Wren stamped his genius and personality upon late seventeenth-century Britain. This course will enable us to spend some time in his company, exploring the results of that genius and personality.

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Date: 23rd - 25th March 2020 (3 Day Course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Email: Higham Hall
Website: Higham Hall Course Details

 

Oxford and the English Civil War, 1640 - 1660

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Oxford and the English Civil War, 1640 - 1660

The Civil War which swept across the British Isles in the seventeenth century saw fathers fighting sons and brother killing brother. From the 1630s to the 1660s Oxford, the town and the University, were at the heart of this conflict. In this course, which will take place in the heart of Oxford, we will consider the causes, conduct and consequences of the Civil War through the perspective of events in Oxford.

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Date: 1st - 8th August 2020. One Week Course
Location: Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: University of Oxford Summer School for Adults (OUSSA) Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 270396 / 270427
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The Gothic Revival in Britain

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The Gothic Revival in Britain

From the Palace of Westminster to St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh to innumerable churches, schools, colleges, railway stations and institutions across the country and around the world, examples of the Gothic Revival are all around us.

Although the Gothic Revival is mainly associated with the Victorian age, its roots stretch back in to the eighteenth-century and its influenced was felt well into the twentieth.

Why did people in the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries put up buildings which looked as if they had been built in the fourteenth century? Why was the new industrial technology of steam and rail dressed in medieval costume? These are some of the questions we will explore on this course devoted to one of the most influential movements in British architectural history.

Date: 25th - 27th September 2020 (Three Day Course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutors: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
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Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1869 - 1944: Architect in Context

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Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1869 - 1944: Architect in Context

From country houses to the Whitehall Cenotaph, from churches to the Viceroy's House in New Delhi, Sir Edwin Lutyens dominated architecture in Britain in the early twentieth-century. He designed comfortable homes for the industrial rich, a new Imperial Capital for the British Raj and memorials to commemorate the fallen in World War I.

But who was Lutyens? Did he just produce the plans his patrons wanted or was there a vision of England behind his work? These are some of the questions we will explore on this course devoted to one of the most well-known and prolific of Britain's 'modern' architects. (The lecture on the collaboration between Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll will be given by Vanessa Lacey.)

Date: 27th - 29th September 2020 (Three Day Course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutors: Dr. Andrew Lacey and Mrs. Vanessa Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
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The People's War: Britain 1939 - 1945

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The People's War: Britain 1939 - 1945

From the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral rising above the smoke and fire of the Blitz, to Churchill's inspiring rhetoric; from cheery Londoners seeking shelter on the platforms of Underground stations, to rationing, powdered egg and Snoek; the images and experiences of the British at War continue to define and inform a particular concept of 'Britishness.'

Yet most of these images come from one year - 1940. What was Britain doing during the next five years? Why did the people of Britain begin to discuss the shape of the world after the War and how would Britain retain her 'great power' status alongside the emerging super-powers of the USA and the USSR? These are some of the questions we will consider during this day school dedicated to the men and women, the leaders and led, during Britain's 'finest hour.'

Date: Saturday 17th October 2020 (Day School)
Location: St. Mary's House, Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LP
Tutor: Andrew Lacey
Contact: Mrs. Anne Merrett, 18 Bury Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1LF
Tel: 01396 - 385572
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