• 11 Jan 2017

Our free Research Seminar series for the Spring takes inspiration from the Architectural side of the Paul Mellon Centre with an exciting line up of seminars from esteemed architectural historians and writers.

8 February
The Regency Castle
Archiectural Editor of Country Life John Goodall examines the buildings and sources from which the Regency castle style was drawn. Some of the most ambitious architectural projects of the Regency period were outwardly designed in a fortified style, such as Windows, Penrhyn and Charleville Castles.

8 March
Pevsner and the Oxford Colleges
Joint editor of the Pevsner Architectural Guides, Simon Bradley looks at Nikolaus Pevsner's Oxfordshire which was published in 1974. The entries for the Oxford colleges are infused with Pevsner's enthusiasms for elements such as the Picturesque Movement yet he neglected aspects such as the ways in which 17th-century architecure represented collegiate traditions. The revised edition is now under way and Simon Bradley will talk on the chance to reassess Pevsner's original work.

22 March
Dialogues across the Channel: British and French Architects on Architectural Experience (1750-1815)
Architectural historian Sigrid de Jong looks at the dialogues between French and British architects in the contect of public architectural debates from their cities of Paris and London (the main centres of cultural debates) through major urban and architectural developments 170-1815. 

All of these seminars are free and take place on Wednesday evenings followed by a drinks reception.