The Victorian Society in America is pleased to partner with
The Royal Oak Foundation on these upcoming lectures:
Ian Cox, Director, Victorian Society London Summer School
“The Heart of England”: The History and Design of British Pubs
Ian Cox will discuss this fascinating history of pubs in Britain and explain their important role in 19th to early 20th century. He will illustrate their changing architectural and interior style and show how new technologies and the burgeoning social and economic changes during the Victorian era led to the popularity of such lively establishments.
March 30 New York, NY
March 31 Philadelphia, PA
April 4 Atlanta, GA
April 5 Chicago, IL
April 7 Charleston, SC
Abraham Thomas, Architectural Historian
The Grand(er) Tour: Architectural Imagination Beyond the Classical World
The 19th century witnessed young gentlemen traveling beyond the traditional Grand Tour to “exotic” regions such as the Middle East and India, seeking inspirational sources from Ancient Egypt or the Islamic world. Abraham Thomas will illustrate various journeys undertaken by designers over the past 300 years, revealing how these adventures expanded and enriched the creative and intellectual imagination.
April 11 New York, NY
April 12 Philadelphia, PA
April 14 Washington DC
April 19 Boston, MA
April 20 Chicago, IL
Helen Rappaport, Historian & Author
'Such an Unsafe Throne': Queen Victoria, Russia and the Romanovs
Spanning 80 years, from 1839 to the murder of the Romanovs, historian and best-selling author Helen Rappaport will explore the British Royal family’s ever-changing relationship with Russia.
April 25 New York, NY
April 26 Philadelphia, PA
May 2 Los Angeles, CA
May 3 San Francisco, CA
May 5 Washington DC
May 9 New Orleans, LA
For more information and to register*, visit: http://www.royal-oak.org/lectures or call 212-480-2889, x201.
*use co-sponsor code 16SVICSOC to receive the discounted price.