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Spring Newsletter 2015

The Manchester group's Spring 2015 newsletter

First Manchester Alfred Waterhouse Lecture: Butterfield and the Development of Colonial Ecclesiology

An illustrated talk and visit: Imperial Gothic: William Butterfield and the Development of Colonial Ecclesiology, with Alex Bremner, Architectural Historian, University of Edinburgh; Saturday 31 October, 2015

The Early Nursery Trade in Manchester and the North-West, 1750-1900

An illustrated talk with Joy Uings, garden historian; Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Christmas Coach Excursion to Accrington and Barrowford

Annual talk and lunch at the Pendle Heritage Centre followed by a visit to the Haworth Art Gallery to view the magnificent Tiffany Collection, with Douglas Jackson, author of the recently published book on Tiffany, and Mark Watson; Saturday 12 December 2015.

The Holiness of Beauty: George Frederick Bodley and the Aesthetic Movement

An illustrated talk with Michael Hall, author and current Editor of the ‘Victorian’; Thursday 7 January 2016

Manchester: English home of the Irish-Roman (or ‘Turkish’ bath)

An illustrated talk With Malcolm Shifrin, retired librarian and researcher; Tuesday 26 January 2016. A joint event with the Victoria Baths.

Annual General Meeting followed by a talk and demonstration: Social media for the New Victorians

AGM followed by a talk, demonstration and discussion with Joe O’Donnell, the Victorian Society’s Media Officer; Saturday 30 January 2016

‘We Built this City’: the work of Manchester Architects over 150 years

An illustrated talk and exhibition visit with Simon Green, architect and past president Manchester Society of Architects; Tuesday 16 February 2016.

Abel Heywood and the Manchester Reading Public

An illustrated talk with Brian Maidment, Professor of the History of Print at Liverpool JMU; Thursday 17 March 2016.

‘Home Sweet Home’: Reflections on Turn-of-the-Century Interiors

An illustrated talk with Stuart Evans, design historian and researcher; Tuesday 5 April 2016

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