The men who built London

Course Dates: 12/09/19 - 07/11/19
Time: 14:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Eleanor Jackson

London was shaped by its architects, engineers, bricklayers, navies etc. Our lecture and walks examine London’s buildings and the men (and women) who worked throughout history to create this eclectic and wonderful city.

London guide: Eleanor Jackson. First session at Build, Keeley Street.

London guide: Eleanor Jackson.


What is the course about?

Architectural History in London, through its most important architects, builders & engineers. Exploring London’s built environment today.

What will we cover?

.1) Introductory Lecture - CityLit
2) The new Classicism or not - Whitehall and the heart of London - the genius of Inigo Jones
3) Si monumentum requiris circumspice - Christopher Wren and the post fire City of London
4) The Height of Fashion - St James’s and William Kent
5) In pursuit of perfection - Bloomsbury
6) A Grand Design - Regent's Park and beyond - Nash and the Regency’s plans for London
7) Unsung Heroes - The Embankment - Joseph Bazelgette, Coade and the engineers
8) Building a Better Tomorrow - the South Bank & Post War Regeneration
9) Reaching for the Sky - Rogers, Forster and the modern Titans Of Architecture.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Identify key London buildings/areas associated with major architects, engineers and builders
Have an increased understanding on the growth and change of the physical city.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

An interest in London. An ability to walk for 2 hours at a gentle pace.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Initial lecture followed by a series of guided walks. Comprehensive handouts for each walk.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No. Comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for London's variable weather.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other London guided walks. Please see Build website.

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See the course guide for term dates and further details

Tutor Biographies
We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.

Book your place

Course Code: HLW19

Thu, day, 12 Sep - 07 Nov '19

Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £70.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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