The London House Course
3rd – 9th October 2017
The programme studies the development of the London house from the Renaissance to the present. It combines numerous visits to houses, many of them private, with a series of lectures by leading authorities. Progressing chronologically and exploring all over London, the course takes members inside grand aristocratic buildings, smaller domestic houses, artists’ studios and the garden suburb.
Beginning in the medieval period the course starts with a visit to the Abbot’s House at Westminster (now the Deanery). The following day is spent at Lambeth Palace and the Charterhouse. The Restoration period and eighteenth centuries are explored in Bloomsbury and Spitalfields, before we spend the following day in the aristocratic grandeur of great houses in St. James’s. Day five focuses on the artists’ houses and studios of Chelsea and Holland Park. On day six we study the Garden Suburb and consider twentieth century domestic developments. The course concludes with an in depth study of Sir John Soane’s house and a look at the London house in the twenty first century.
The course is directed by David Adshead. Speakers include Neil Burton, Caroline Dakers, Joseph Friedman, Sarah Nichols and Gavin Stamp. The fee for the course is £1280. This is a non-residential course, which will include all lunches, travel by coach, admission fees and receptions on a few evenings.
All applications should be received by 12th April 2017. Candidates will be informed by 30th April 2017.