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Bob the Roman: the Genius of Robert Adam
Christopher Rogers Monday 13 May 2019

A study of the unique contribution made to English architecture by Robert and James Adam. Robert Adam undertook the Grand Tour, taking in most of the great Roman sites in the Mediterranean region. The lecture looks at how he sued the wealth of Roman material from his notebooks to create some of the most splendid interiors to have graced the English country house. The lecture dwells especially on Kedleston, Harewood Osterley, Syon, and Newby. 

Christopher Rogers: Read Geography at Oxford and taught Geography. Formerly Head of Geography, Downe House School Newbury. Became interested in country house architecture whilst at Oxford and has lectured on the subject ever since. Regular 5 day summer school courses for Marlborough College Summer School. Lectures for the National Trust.