Course Series

WEA Reading History of British Architecture Series
Tutors: Keith Hasted and Richard Wilson

Trace the fascinating development of our built heritage, covering all styles and building types
including churches, castles, cathedrals, great houses and, in more modern times, town halls, railway
stations, art galleries and iconic office blocks.


1. Our Early Heritage: Anglo-Saxon & Norman Architecture - Completed
2. The Flowering of English Architecture: the Great Age of the Gothic Cathedrals - Completed
3. The English Renaissance: Tudor and Jacobean – Completed
4. Christopher Wren and the English Baroque - Completed
5. Georgian and Regency Architecture: The Eras of Adam and Nash - Completed
6. Victorian Architecture: Battle of the Styles - Completed
7. A New Era: from the 1900s to the Festival of Britain - Completed
8. Break with the Past: Modernism and Post-Modernism
9. Contemporary Architecture: from the New Millennium to the Present Day


Each course will be 5 - 10 weeks long depending on content and can be studied on a stand-alone
basis, or as part of a complete sequence from year to year. If you would like to receive further
updates please email: weareading@gmail.com with Architecture Series in the email subject box.

 

Each course is 5 , 7 or 10 weeks long and can be studied on a stand-alone basis, or as
part of a complete sequence from year to year. If you would like to receive further updates please
email: weareading@gmail.com with Music Series in the email subject box.