St. John's College, Cambridge - Wednesday 25 September 2019

A visit to St. John’s College, Cambridge, on Wednesday 25th September. The visit will include a talk by Professor Deborah Howard, Fellow of the College and Professor Emerita of Architectural History, on ‘The Role of Water in Venetian Architecture’.  The lecture will discuss the particular challenges of building on the amphibious site of the Venetian lagoon.  It will consider the visual and commercial assets of the presence of water and the problems of fresh-water supply. Deborah was Head of Department of History of Art from 2002-9 and elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2010. Her principal research interests are the art and architecture of Venice and the Veneto; music and architecture in the Renaissance; and the relationship between Italy and the Eastern Mediterranean. 

 

After a buffet lunch in the Central Hall, there will be a choice of either a guided tour of the College or the Fellows Garden.    

 

The programme for the day is;

10.30am: Meet in The Old Divinity School at St. John’s for tea/coffee

11.00am: Talk by Professor Deborah Howard in the Lightfoot Room

1.00pm: Buffet lunch in the Central Hall

 

After a buffet lunch, a choice of either the College tour or Fellows Garden tour.

The cost is £30 per person.

ALL PLACES FOR THIS VISIT HAVE  BEEN TAKEN. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE CONTACT THE SECRETARY TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST IF THERE ARE ANY LATE CANCELLATIONS.

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