Historic Buildings

  • 9.30am-5pm The course An introduction to up to date archaeological evidence for the dynamic changes in natural and managed trees (woodmanship) and woodland from prehistoric times to around 1800. The day will involve illustrated talks and site walks. The tutor Damian Goodburn BA Phd AIFA Studied general archaeology for a BA at the Institute of... (more info)
  • 10am-4.30pm The course This day course looks at the documentary evidence for the history of houses, with an emphasis on what it can tell us about their social history. It will introduce participants to the sources and to some of the ways in which you can explore the history of the development of  your house,... (more info)
  • 9.30am-4.30pm The course The Arts & Crafts Movement is, like the designed landscape park, one of Britain’s great contributions to the international art movements of the late 19th century and onwards. Some Arts & Crafts architects and craftspeople were still around and working in the 1950s! The influence of such organisations as the Society for... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course This day school will look at houses in the Weald as homes in which families lived and worked. It will consider both the continuity and changes which occurred from the late Medieval period, through transitional stages to the early-modern era. It will place the houses in both their historical context and landscape... (more info)
  • Lost decoration of historic buildingsMonday 11 November 2019
    10am-4.30pm The course In this day school we will explore the lost decorations of grand buildings, from sources such as The Painted Chamber at Westminster and Holbein’s mural at Whitehall, as well as the less grand. We will see how fashions influenced churches, houses and hospitals, with examples from Windsor, Canterbury, Coventry and elsewhere. The... (more info)