Study Day at Studley Royal

Posted on November 28th, 2011 by Charles Boot
May ’12
9:45 am

Study Day at Studley Royal
in association with the AGT, Yorks GT & NT
9.45am to 4.30pm, Thursday 3 May

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens is a World Heritage Site. It is a landscape that many will be familiar with, but ‘improvement’ was not, and is not, a process with a finite end point. The importance of the gardens and park means that work of all kinds is on-going: research, archaeological excavations, restoration, conservation, management, interpretation. However well you think you know Studley, you will almost certainly discover something new during this study day.

The Neptune statue, centrepiece of the Moon Ponds, Studley Royal. Picture by Tim Stewart, The Guardian

The Neptune statue, centrepiece of the Moon Pond complex, Studley Royal. Picture by Tim Stewart, The Guardian

Morning talks will take place in the Aislabie Conference Suite in the Visitor Centre; after lunch, there will be guided tours of the water gardens.Speakers are Mark Newman, Archaeological Consultant, Yorkshire & the North-East, National Trust, on Digging in a garden: public archaeology, visitors and conservation at the Quebec; Michael Ridsdale, Head of Landscape at Studley, NT, on the practical implications of research, investigations and excavations (including the Quebec site) for management of the landscape; Dr Patrick Eyres, director of the New Arcadian Press, will reflect on the Quebec Monument and Neptune statue at Studley Royal and will consider the Georgian fashion for military and naval memorials as realised in Yorkshire gardens.

Cost: £39, including tea/coffee, sandwich lunch and guided tour of the water gardens. To book a place please complete the Booking Form, or email: AGT office or: 020 7251 2610.

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