vicsoc headerBirmingham and West Midlands Group 

 Victorian and Edwardian Buildings explained: An exploration of the architectural styles important from 1830-1914.

A day school organised by the Victorian Society, Birmingham and West Midlands Group, on Saturday 16th May 2015

Birmingham and Midlands Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BU. Registration from 10.45 for 10.15 start. Day ends 16.30 

This event is aimed at anyone interested in learning more about the key architectural styles of the Victorian age. No previous knowledge expected! Starting with coffee at 10am the Day School will be chaired by Professor Hilary Grainger, Chair of the Victorian Society who will also be contributing a paper on the use of Terracotta and the so called ‘Queen Anne Style.’ Other speakers will look at the Arts and Crafts movement, the Classical style, the Gothic Revival and the predominant Edwardian Style.

The day will commence with an overview of the key architectural styles, given by Tom Ashley, Senior Victorian Society Caseworker. Other contributors are Alan Crawford, Ian Dungavell, Joe Holyoak and Anthony Peers. Wherever possible local Midland buildings will be used as examples of the styles discussed.

The cost is £36 (£20 for full time students with no other income) to include tea/ coffee at registration, buffet lunch and tea/coffee during the afternoon.

Please contact helenepursey@yahoo.co.uk or 0121 449 5186

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