Cambridge University

Ax:son Johnson Centre for the Study of Classical Architecture

Seminar Series

Downing Hall Exterior

Seminar Series 3

The Centre runs a regular seminar series during the Michaelmas (October-November) and Lent (January-March) terms. Seminars take place at 12:00 pm (GMT) on Fridays at The West Lodge (in the Music Room on Staircase E) at Downing College. The West Lodge is a first-floor room without level access. It is intended that all seminars will be live-streamed to interested persons who register to view them. 

Michaelmas 2022 

14 OCT    ‘Time for Architecture’ 

                 Robert Adam, Robert Adam Architectural Consultancy Ltd

21 OCT   ‘Conquering Forgetfulness in the Parthenon: the preservation of ruins and cultural memory on the                        Athenian Acropolis’

                 Lena Lambrinou, Service for the Acropolis Monuments Restoration; National Technical University                     of Athens

28 OCT   ‘Reconsidering Christopher Wren in France and the Office of   Works’

                 Elizabeth Deans, CSCA, University of Cambridge

4 NOV   ‘Giles Gilbert Scott’s Edwardian Churches: new ideas about   the Gothic Revival’ 

                David Lewis, University of Oxford

11 NOV   ‘The Architect of Ruins: Making Models in Cork’

                 Dieter Cöllen and Malgorzata Lagan, Atelier Dieter Cöllen

18 NOV   ‘Affective Colours: French architectural draftsmanship in the   eighteenth century’ 

                Basile Baudez, Princeton University

25 NOV   ‘Proto Industrial Architecture of the Veneto in the Age of   Palladio’

                 Deborah Howard, University of Cambridge

2 DEC    ‘Working in Soane’s Office’ 

                Helen Dorey, Sir John Soane’s Museum


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