Moorish Architecture - Al-Andalus
Tuesday 14 December 2021, 7.00pm to 8.00pm GMT
The Islamic kingdom of Al-Andalus, on the Iberian Peninsula, is home to an extraordinary array of spectacular and beautiful examples of Moorish architecture ever seen in western Europe.
In 1492, after nearly 800 years of Muslim rule, the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabel, brought this kingdom to an end, when they completed the Christian reconquest of Spain. This was the same year that they sent Columbus on his historic journey, triggering the Golden Age of Spain, and the distinctive style of Spanish art which then followed.
Join Mr Ian and Dr Jacqueline Cockburn as they discuss three of the most iconic examples of Moorish architecture – the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the Alcazar of Seville and the Alhambra of Granada.
7.00pm - Welcome from the Cambridge and Oxford Alumni Offices and Asiya Zargar, Indus Experiences
7.05pm - Talk from Mr Ian and Dr Jacqueline Cockburn
7.45pm - Q&A with Ian and Jacqueline, facilitated by Asiya Zargar
8.00pm - Finish
This talk is part of the Oxford and Cambridge Universities Alumni Travel Programme and is organised by Indus Experiences who will be arranging the alumni tour to Spain with Mr Ian Cockburn a specialist in medieval Spanish art history and Dr. Jacqueline Cockburn (first 3 days only), a specialist in the Spanish Golden Age.
This event will be recorded.
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