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January

Ticket Price: £6
Date: Wednesday, January 31st, 2024
Time: 7am
Venue: Online
Location: Online

February

Ticket Price: £6
Date: Tuesday, February 6th, 2024
Time: 07:00
Venue: Online – View on map
Location: Online

Enviable Reputation: An Indian Engineer and the Construction of Victorian Bombay

This lecture will examine the role of one prominent Indian architect and engineer of the Victorian era, Khan Bahadur Muncherji Cowasji Murzban (1839-1917) concentrating on his official career to examine his meteoric rise and his role in the construction of Victorian Bombay.

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Ticket Price: £6
Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2024
Time: 07:00
Venue: Online
Location: Online

Life on the Buffalo River – the Development of East London, South Africa

The river port town of East London, on the eastern seaboard of South Africa, was born in conflict in 1848, and after a long period of penury, finally commenced with more substantial development in the 1870s. The talk will provide an overview of the history and development of the town and present some of the Victorian era architecture and structures.

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Ticket Price: £6
Date: Tuesday, February 20th, 2024
Time: 07:00
Venue: Online
Location: Online

Eclecticism and Ornament in Malaya’s Vernacular Classicism

This lecture explores how the eclectic ornamental classicism of Victorian and Edwardian Britain came to influence Malaya’s own syncretic brand of classical architecture, resulting in a unique regional style.

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Ticket Price: £6
Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 2024
Time: 07:00
Venue: Online
Location: Online

March

Building Better Britain: Victorian Architecture in New Zealand, 1840 – 1901

The nineteenth-century colonisation of New Zealand was seen as an opportunity to establish a new society on the far side of the world that would perpetuate British culture while avoiding the poverty, overcrowding and industrial pollution that afflicted contemporary Britain.

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Ticket Price: £6
Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
Time: 07:00
Venue: Online
Location: Online

The Architecture of ‘Greater Britain’: Style and Empire, c.1885-1915

This lecture will consider the role architecture played in responding to perceived notions of British decline in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Ticket Price: £6
Date: Wednesday, March 13th, 2024
Time: 07:00
Venue: Online
Location: Online

April

Victorian Powerhouse: Industrial Wales and its Architectural Legacy

This talk will look at the architectural expression of Victorian industry and commerce at a time when Wales was an economic superpower exporting coal, slate and metals across the world.

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Ticket Price: £6
Date: Friday, April 26th, 2024
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Online
Location: Online | Wales