Studies in Art

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This course will take a thematic approach, looking at aspects of London’s history, culture and architectural heritage. It will show London through the eyes of writers, Londoners and foreign visitors and will explore how modern research and scientific techniques can throw new light and understanding on London’s ancient monuments.


Tuesday 6 March 2012

10.30am
London Matters: Maps and Mentalities over the Centuries
Peter Barber, Head of Cartographic and Topographic Materials, Map Library,
British Library

12.00noon
Seeing the Sights in Medieval and Early Modern London
John Clark, Curator Emeritus, Department of Archaeological Collections and Archive, Museum of London

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
The London of Samuel Pepys, John Evelyn and Daniel Defoe
Sarah Bowles


Tuesday 13 March 2012

10.30am
The London Square, c1600 to the Present: Gardens in the Midst of Town
Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, Landcape Architect and Historian

12.00noon
Pageantry and Power: The Lord Mayor’s Show from Dick Whittington to the Civil Wars
Dr Tracey Hill. Head of Department of English and Cultural Studies, Bath Spa University

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
From Park to Palace: John Nash and the Making of London’s West End
Geoffrey Tyack, Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford


Tuesday 20 March 2012

10.30am
London Bridges over two Millennia
Steven Brindle, Senior Properties Historian, English Heritage

12.00noon
The Planning of the Olympic Park and its Legacy
Chris Schulte, Allies and Morrison Architects

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Paintings of Everyday Life in Dickens’s London
Dr Pat Hardy, Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Museum of London


Tuesday 27 March 2012

10.30am
Roman London: How a 2000 year Old Settlement Continues to Shape the City of London and how Scientific Techniques are Finding the Missing pieces of the Roman Puzzle
Jenny Hall, Former Senior Roman Curator, Museum of London

12.00noon
Recent Discoveries at the Tower of London: Buildings Archaeology, Archaeological Excavation, Art Historical Research and Scientific Analysis
Jane Spooner, Curator (Historic Buildings) Tower of London

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Design that Moved a Metropolis: The Art of London Transport
Dr Oliver Green, Research Fellow, London Transport Museum