Victorian Society

Victorian Society
1 Priory Gardens
London
Greater London
W4 1TT
England

Website

www.victoriansociety.org.uk

E-mail

admin@victoriansociety.org.uk

Telephone

020 8994 1019

Fax

020 8747 5899

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The Victorian Society is the champion for Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales. Our aims are:

* CONSERVING: to save Victorian and Edwardian buildings or groups of buildings of special architectural merit from needless destruction or disfigurement.
* INVOLVING: to awaken public interest in, and appreciation of, the best of Victorian and Edwardian arts, architecture, crafts and design;
* EDUCATING: to encourage the study of these and of related social history and to provide advice to owners and public authorities in regard to the preservation and repair of Victorian and Edwardian buildings and the uses to which they can, if necessary, be adapted

The aims are linked, and through involving and educating the public, we can increase the likelihood of conserving buildings.

Venue Type:

Architecture centre, Association or society

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Visit to Lloyds Banking Group Archives

  • 13 January 2015 10:30-11:45am

The Archives of Lloyds Bank and TSB chart the expansion, development and innovation of the business.

As well as some of the key records and artefacts from the history of the Bank, the visit will also include bank premises photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as architectural plans and drawings.

Meet at The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1AN through revolving doors next to the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Rail and tube: Victoria.

Admission

£15 per person

Website

http://www.victoriansociety.org.uk/events/visit-to-lloyds-banking-group-archives/

Lecture: Victoria and Albert at Osborne

  • 27 January 2015

Queen Victoria bought the Osborne estate on the Isle of Wight in 1845, and over the next six years she and the Prince Consort created a holiday home there, their choices and influence transmuting its conventional Italianate architecture into something deeply personal but also widely influential.

Dr Michael Turner, Inspector of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings at English Heritage, tells us its story.

Wine will be available before the lectures (not included in ticket prices).

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Where

Art Workers’ Guild
6 Queen Square
London
WC1

Getting there

The venue is conveniently placed for Holborn and Russell Square tube stations and numerous bus services.

Admission

£11 per person

Website

http://www.victoriansociety.org.uk/events/lecture-victoria-and-albert-at-osborne/

Exclusive Private View of Victorian Hang at Guildhall Art Gallery

  • 30 January 2015 6:30-8pm

In January 2015 the Guildhall Art Gallery will reopen after refurbishment with a new display of its paintings collection, which is particularly rich in nineteenth-century works.

Most of the new hang consists of works that either have never been displayed before, or have not been seen for at least five years. Highlights include La Ghirlandata by Rossetti, The Eve of St Agnes by Holman Hunt and The Music Lesson by Leighton. Three of Millais’ best-known works, My First Sermon, My Second Sermon and The Woodman’s Daughter, are also reappearing.

This exclusive private view will begin with an introduction by Julia Dudkiewicz and Kathy Pearce who have curated the new hang. They will talk about the works on display, and explain how the exhibition has been designed.

Where

Guildhall Art Gallery
Guildhall Yard (off Gresham Street)
London
EC2V 5AE

Getting there

Tube: Bank; St Paul’s.

Admission

£15 including a glass of wine.

Website

http://www.victoriansociety.org.uk/events/exclusive-private-view-of-victorian-hang-at-guildhall-art-gallery/

Lecture: The Pugins at Ramsgate

  • 10 February 2015 6:30-8pm

In 1844 Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin began the Grange at Ramsgate as a home for his family. The following year he founded the neighbouring Catholic church of St Augustine, completing it in 1850.

After long neglect, the house has been painstakingly restored by the Landmark Trust. Caroline Stanford, the Trust’s historian, explains the genesis of the site and updates us on the latest developments in the rescue of this exceptional Gothic Revival landscape.

Doors open at 6pm. Wine will be available before the lectures (not included in ticket prices). £11.

Where

Art Workers’ Guild
6 Queen Square
London
WC1

Getting there

The venue is conveniently placed for Holborn and Russell Square tube stations and numerous bus services.

Admission

£11 per person

Website

http://www.victoriansociety.org.uk/events/lecture-the-pugins-at-ramsgate/

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