A Tercentenary Conference: William Shenstone (1714–1763)
William Shenstone (1714–1763)
Poet And Landscape Gardener
A Tercentenary Conference
at Pembroke College, Oxford
With Pembroke College
Friday 15 to Saturday 17 August
This cross-disciplinary conference will examine William Shenstone’s significance in terms of both his literary and garden-making activities. An international roster of speakers has been invited to present papers which will forward our understanding of this important figure in mid 18th-century culture. Speakers include Patrick Eyres, Michael Symes and Prof. Sandro Jung; the conference organiser is Tim Richardson.
William Shenstone was an alumnus of Pembroke, and the college is kindly supporting the conference.
Drinks reception and keynote lecture (open to the public);
informal dinner in college hall.
Full day conference featuring eight speakers;
lunch in college hall
Evening drinks reception followed by formal dinner in college hall.
Travel by coach to The Leasowes, Halesowen,
self guided tour of the Leasowes (packed lunch).
Return by coach to Oxford by approx. 4.30pm
Cost: Residential: £375