Now in their fourth decade, the Victorian Society in America's Summer Schools, in Newport RI, and London, UK, provide in-depth study of the multi-faceted architecture and culture of the nineteenth century.
The courses include lectures by leading experts, site visits and guided tours. The programs are designed to allow students to see and do as much as possible. There is little free time during the programs, the pace is physically demanding, and there are many walking tours.
The Victorian Society in America sponsors the Summer Schools.
CLICK HERE for the 2014 Summer Schools Brochure
CLICK HERE for "NEWPORT SEEN - Historic Architecture, Lectures & Pizza: The Iconic Victorian Society Summer School"
NEWPORT SCHOOL, RI
Dates: May 30 to June 8, 2014
LONDON, UK SCHOOL
Dates: June 28 to July 13, 2014
ENGLISH MIDLANDS TOUR
Friday, July 3 to Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Cost: $2,100 (scholarships not available)
This 5-day tour will join the London Summer School's visit to the English Midlands. Historians Gavin Stamp, Ian Cox, and Alan Crawford will lead participants through important 19th-century sites in Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester with stops along the route. Highlights include Birmingham's Back-to-Back Houses, Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery, the Lady lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight, Manchester Town hall, and Wightwick Manor.
To apply to any Summer School, please refer to the Application Process.
There will be several recruitment events around the country for prospective summer school students to learn more about the VSA Summer Schools and talk with alumni of the programs. Please check back for information on these events as they are scheduled.
For more information on the Summer Schools, please contact:
Jennifer Carlquist, Administrator
Victorian Society in America Summer Schools