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The Georgian House around the world Roger Mitchell Tuesday 17 March 2020

Between 1750 and 1850 one of Britain’s most successful exports was the Georgian House. It was elegant and versatile, particularly suitable for hot climates and a wide variety of building materials. British or local architects might provide plans but a carpenter of bricklayer equipped with a pattern book could produce a satisfactory product. In this lecture we travel from England across the Irish Sea and then across the Atlantic to the American Colonies. We go on to the far side of the world, looking at Georgian buildings in Australia and New Zealand before heading for home with a brief stop in Cape Town. The whole journey can be achieved in a one hour lecture or in a slightly less hectic day of special interest.

Roger studied History at Oxford and Fine Art at Leeds. Awarded Churchill Fellowship to travel and study in USA. Former College Vice-Principal who now lectures for University of Liverpool and for Adult Residential Colleges. Organises and leads country house study tours, and tries to find time to do research on British and American Country Houses.