Our Member, Sheila Binns will be delivering her *lecture to the Victorian Society on W.H. Crossland. The method of connecting and accessing this to it is described below:
Spring lecture series: Seven great Victorian architects
The Victorian Society’s online Spring Lecture Series starts on February 10th and this year features seven speakers whose writing and research have recently shone the spotlight on some unfamiliar names in 19th century British architecture or have re-evaluated more familiar ones. From the plain to the polychromatic and the playful to the proselytising, this lecture series offers something for all tastes and opinions. From Rosemary Hill’s discussion of Augustus Pugin to Hilary Grainger’s account Sir Ernest George, the series will bookend the development of country-house architecture from the early Gothic Revival to the Arts & Crafts Movement and Edwardian Baroque. Late-Victorian and Edwardian church architecture will be central to Geoff Brandwood’s discussion of the Gothicist Temple Moore while Peter Howell and Michael Hall will consider, respectively, the Roman Catholic and Protestant church architecture of John Francis Bentley and George Frederick Bodley. New to the Society’s lecture roll-call, through the research of Sheila Binns, will come William Henry Crossland, architect of the magnificent Royal Holloway College at Egham, and from Scotland, introduced by Simon Green, will come William Leiper, architect of the equally fantastic Templeton’s Carpet Factory in Glasgow.
You can purchase individual tickets to each of the talks below for £5, or we are offering a package ticket to all 7 talks for just £30. To purchase our package ticket, click here.
All talks to be held on Zoom, ticketed through Eventbrite. Recordings of talks will be emailed to ticket holders after each event.
The Architecture of Sir Ernest George: The Larger Country Houses by Hilary Grainger
Victorian Society Chair Hilary Grainger discusses Ernest George’s major houses.
Wed, Feb 10, 2021 7:00 PM – Click here for more information and to book!
*W.H. Crossland by Sheila Binns
The life and works of W.H. Crossland explored by the author of the first monograph on the architect.
Wed, Feb 17, 2021 7:00 PM – Click here for more information and to book!
Refashioning Gothic: the Architecture of Temple Moore by Geoff Brandwood
Former Chair of the Victorian Society Geoff Brandwood analyses the architecture of an innovatory Gothic architect.
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 7:00 PM – Click here for more information and to book!
A.W.N. Pugin and the Country House by Rosemary Hill
Rosemary Hill, the award-winning biographer of Pugin, discusses a little-known aspect of his work.
Tue, Mar 2, 2021 7:00 PM – Click here for more information and to book!
John Francis Bentley by Peter Howell
Tue, Mar 9, 2021 7:00 PM – Click here for more information and to book!
William Leiper’s Distinctive Eclecticism by Simon Green
Architectural historian Simon Green discusses the work of a major neglected Scottish architect.
Wed, Mar 17, 2021 7:00 PM – Click here for more information and to book!
G.F. Bodley and William Morris
Burlington Magazine editor Michael Hall explores Morris’s friendship with a leading Gothic revival architect.
Tue, Mar 23, 2021 7:00 PM – Click here for more information and to book!
Watch our online talks for just £5!
This page lists our the recordings of past Crowdcast talks which are available to watch again. Future and past events can be accessed for just £5 each. Our past lectures include ‘The Pub Unwrapped and the Golden Age of Pub-Building‘ and ‘Queen Victoria’s Railways‘. Access to a live event also allows you to watch the recording again at a time which suits you.
Woodland Trust. Tree of the Year – Crouch Oak
The results of this competition have been published by the Woodland Trust and received national TV and Press coverage. The Crouch Oak did not win but did achieve a very creditable 4th place. The publicity this competition attracted has been very welcome for both the Crouch Oak tree and Addlestone.
We believe this ranking benefits some modest financial award for the wellbeing of the tree. We will keep you posted on when this materialises and where it will be spent!
Thanks to all the Crouch Oak supporters for their votes in this competition. They have all been very much appreciated.