Exploring Historic Architecture

The west front of Lincoln CathedralCan’t distinguish your corbels from your capitals? Can’t tell your trefoils from your stiff-leaves, your buttresses from your arcade piers, then this is the course for you!

This midweek break is suitable for anyone who has an interest in historic buildings. We will look at the basics of architectural form through illustrated talks. But most of the break will be spent exploring a range of architectural forms as displayed by the wonderful historic buildings of Lincoln.

We will take our time to discover the fantastic medieval Gothic cathedral, with its many interesting features such as the chapter house, cloisters and the library designed by Sir Christopher Wren. We will also consider the equally beautiful buildings of the Cathedral Close and Steep Hill.

The break begins on the Tuesday evening with a wine reception, introductory talk and dinner. Wednesday includes a further illustrated talk on the the buildings of Lincoln followed by a tutor led walking tour of historic architecture. The day is completed with a guided tour of Lincoln Cathedral including a special roof tour.

The cost of this midweek break is from 135, inclusive of accommodation.

10-11 October 2006

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