Cambridge - Visit to St. John's College
Wednesday 25 September 2019, 10.30am BST
Alumni and guests are invited to join the Suffolk Cambridge Society for a visit St. Johns College followed by a buffet lunch in the Central Hall.
The visit will include a talk by Professor Deborah Howard, Fellow of the College and Professor Emerita of Architectural History, on ‘The Role of Water in Venetian Architecture’. The lecture will discuss the particular challenges of building on the amphibious site of the Venetian lagoon. It will consider the visual and commercial assets of the presence of water and the problems of fresh-water supply. Deborah was Head of Department of History of Art from 2002-9 and elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2010. Her principal research interests are the art and architecture of Venice and the Veneto; music, and architecture in the Renaissance; and the relationship between Italy and the Eastern Mediterranean.
The programme for the day is;
- 10.30am: Meet in The Old Divinity School at St. John’s for tea/coffee
- 11.00am: Talk by Professor Deborah Howard in the Lightfoot Room
- 1.00pm: Buffet lunch in the Central Hall
- After lunch, a choice of either the College tour or Fellows Garden tour.
If you would like to attend this event please, complete the booking form below and return by Wednesday 25 September.
Booking for this event is now closed.