AGM & Graduate Symposium 2012

Posted on November 28th, 2011 by Charles Boot
Jul ’12
2:00 pm

AGM & Graduate Symposium 2012
at the Garden Museum, London
Friday 13 July

The AGM and Graduate Symposium will take place, as planned, on Friday 13 July, but now at the Garden Museum, beside Lambeth Palace in central London. This will be followed by a Symposium Supper at the Museum, freshly prepared by the Museum’s excellent chef.

Whilst we are disappointed that the usual full weekend Conference programme will not now take place, we anticipate a stimulating afternoon of graduate presentations after the business of the AGM is concluded. This will also be an excellent opportunity to meet and talk over drinks and supper.

Friday 13 July

2pm The Society’s AGM

4pm Tea

4.30pm Graduate Symposium

The GHS is pleased to welcome speakers from Hong Kong, the United States and the UK whose papers offer us a programme that spans the 18th and 19th centuries:

Leslie Diane Hunter (MA 18th Century British History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas),
on The Secrets of the Hampton Court Maze;

John Hemingway (MPhil West Midlands History, University of Birmingham),
on An Interim Study of the Influences of William Shenstone on Other Gardens in Eighteenth-Century England;

Anne King (Independent Researcher),
on Thomas Main, Gardener: Changing the U.S. Landscape, a Washington, DC perspective, c.1812;

Winnie Chan (DPhil, Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford),
on Looking for Antiquity and the New: The Chinese Hong Merchant Gardens of Guangzhou in the Nineteenth Century;

Elaine Taylor (MA Landscape, Heritage and Society, University of Chester),
on A Garden for Lord Leverhulme: Roynton Cottage, near Bolton, Lancashire.

As with last year, presentations will take 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions from the floor. The Symposium will be chaired by Patrick Eyres.

7.15pm Symposium Supper

Whilst attendance at the AGM is of course free, there will be a charge of £25 for the Symposium Supper.

Please return the Booking Form by Friday 6 July to Anne Richards.