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A Day with Humphry Repton – History workshop
March 24, 2018free
A Day with Humphry Repton will be held on Saturday 24 March 2018, Aylsham.
Whats it about?
A workshop with Tom Williamson, Professor of landscape history and archaeology at UEA.
The day will comprise a mixture of short talks and practical sessions, the latter examining copies of his famous ‘red books’ and old maps. We will address two main issues: what was the nature of Repton’s style and how did it differ from that of his predecessor, Capability Brown? And how did Repton’s style reflect his ideas about the relationship between landscape and society?
This is a day-long workshop provides an opportunity for you to explore aspects of Humphry Repton’s life and work. It will appeal to adults wishing to know more about this important local and national figure and would be particularly suitable for adults with an interest in the history of gardening, the eighteenth century and of Norfolk.
Tom Williamson is Professor of landscape history and archaeology at UEA. He has researched and written widely about eastern England and more widely. Amongst his current interests are designed landscapes, especially parks and gardens of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is involved with the Gardens Trusts of Hertfordshire and Norfolk in researching the work of the designer Humphry Repton in these two counties. He is a well-known local speaker and teacher.