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DateLecture
20 February 2018Things that go Bump in the night - why medieval buildings fall down
16 January 2018The History of the English Garden
21 November 2017The Glasgow Girls - Women in Art and Design in Glasgow 1890-1920
17 October 2017A Portrait of Lord Nelson
19 September 2017Wonder Workers and the Art of Illusion (The history of Magic through Art and Pictures)
20 June 2017AGM followed by Music and Instruments at the Tudor Courts
16 May 2017A Galaxy of Starchitects
18 April 2017The Interiors of Jane Austen's Heroines
21 March 2017Perdita Robinson: Actress, Poet and Fashion Icon
21 February 2017Beneath the City Streets - London's Unseen History
17 January 2017The Art of Piero della Francesca
15 November 2016The Honourable East India Company and East-West Trade: Chintz, Chinese Export and Chinoiserie 1600-1800
18 October 2016England's Golden Age of Cabinet Making
20 September 2016Absolutely Classic! Neoclassicism in Regency England
21 June 2016AGM followed by Riviera Paradise: Art, Design and Pleasure in the 1920's and '30s

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Things that go Bump in the night - why medieval buildings fall down Francis Woodman Tuesday 20 February 2018

The Middle Ages was dominated by the Church and construction projects were an important part of the medieval economy. Sadly, the technologies were at best poor and in many periods and regions – notably England! – truly terrible. The English didn’t just get the ‘wrong end of the stick’ they often wouldn’t recognise a stick if it was waved in front of them.

This talk looks at a range of collapses across several centuries and explains in layman’s terms why so many catastrophes occurred.