2016 Events

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 cox_i_pres-a 

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 thomas_pres-a

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 rappaport_pres-a

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.


 
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