Gardens and the Enlightenment: Rewley House Study Weekend

Posted on November 29th, 2013 by Charles Boot
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Gardens and the Enlightenment
Annual GHS Rewley House Study Weekend

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 June

Our annual Study Weekend at Rewley House, Oxford, with Dr Mark Smith and Michael Symes, and others, will explore varied aspects of garden making in the context of the ideas of the Enlightenment: advances in science and technology, new ideas of nature and social and philosophical issues. Subjects will include gardens in France and Germany as well as Britain.

Programme details

Friday 6 June

6.15pm
Registration (for those who have booked meals and or accommodation)

8.30pm
Lecture: From Eclecticism to Neo-Classicism — Gardens of the Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England
by Professor Timothy Mowl, Professorial Research Fellow in History of Architecture & Designed Landscapes, University of Buckingham.

Saturday 7 June

9.30am
Lecture: Luminaries and Landscapes of the Scottish Enlightenment: A Northern Perspective
by Christopher Dingwall, Lecturer and Heritage Consultant

11.15am
Lecture: From Empiricism to Romanticism: The Enlightenment Landscape at Blenheim
by Dr Caroline Dalton, Research Fellow, Author and Lecturer

2.00pm
Depart for Blenheim

8.15pm
Lecture: Enlightenment and the French Garden

by Michael Symes, Author, Lecturer and Garden Historian

Sunday 8 June

9. 30am
Lecture: Princess Dashkova’s love of Le Jardin Anglais: anglophilia or gallophobia?
by Jessica Tipton, Research Student

11.30am
Lecture: German gardens and the Enlightenment
by Axel Griesinger, Architect and Historian

2.00pm Course disperses

Cost: from £139, residential and non-residential places available

For full details and how to book

If you have any questions about this course, please email: ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk quoting: O13P206LHR,
or phone: + 44 (0) 1865 270380 / 270368


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