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Friday 27 July 2018 – The Stones of Oxford: A visual history of the buildings of the University of Oxford

Lecturer: Christopher Rogers

A historic review of the spectacular architecture of Oxford and its university. Oxford probably contains the finest surviving townscape in Europe. The lecture begins with a review of the work of Cardinal Wolsey at Christchurch before laying emphasis on the creation of the great Baroque buildings of The Queen’s College, Christchurch, Trinity and Worcester. The latter part of the lecture explores the role of the 19th century architects, especially Pugin and Scott, and finishes with the building of Keble and the Oxford Museum; two of the most important buildings of the Gothic Revival.