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13 November 2019Buildings of Delight
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Buildings of Delight Roger Mitchell Wednesday 13 November 2019

Roger Mitchell studied History at Oxford and Fine Art at Leeds and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel and study in USA. A former College Vice-Principal who now lectures for the University of Liverpool and for Adult Residential Colleges, he also organises and leads country house study tours, and tries to find time to do research on British and American Country Houses.

The `Buildings of Delight` that appear in this lecture are small and personal, and a touch of quirkiness and individuality is also evident. Covering a chronological range from the 16th to the 20th century and a geographical range across Great Britain and even across the Atlantic, there is plenty of scope. Gatehouses and bridges, temples and grottoes, factories and factory chimneys, cottages and almshouses, water towers and ice houses all have a place. At the centre of the lecture is the 18th century landscape garden – one of England’s greatest and most original contributions to mankind’s artistic achievement.

This lecture will be preceded by the society`s annual lunch at 1.30 p.m.