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Adam de Brome Lunch 2023

Members of the Adam de Brome Society are invited to join us at a special 20th Anniversary Adam de Brome Society Lunch, taking place in College on Saturday, 18 March 2023 from 10.30am.

Prior to the Lunch in Hall, we will hear from City of London Guide Tony Tucker (1964, History). Tony will speak on “This is Wren” where he will explore the life and work of the great English architect. More information can be found below. There will also be updates from Oriel’s Treasurer. and Development Director.

Following the talk, we hold a celebratory lunch in Hall from 1pm, with drinks in Champneys from 12.30pm. We will hear from the Provost and our Adam de Brome Fellow, John Cook (1965, History) as we celebrate 20 years of the Adam de Brome Society.

Please book your place using the form below. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

This is Wren – the Classical, the Baroque and the City of London Churches – A Talk by Tony Tucker (1964, History)

Tony’s lecture looks at the life and work of the great English architect, Sir Christopher Wren.

Tony will give a summary of Wren’s life, including his education and his work as a medic, a scientist and as the leading astronomer of his day.  This is followed by a review of Wren’s architectural influences and achievements, with digital photographs of all his major buildings, such as Trinity College Library in Cambridge, the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, the royal hospitals at Chelsea and Greenwich and, of course, St Paul’s Cathedral.

He will then focuses in detail on Wren’s City churches, with their incredible variety and elegant steeples, a group of churches unique in the world and of exceptional originality and architectural merit, their interiors featuring the craftsmanship of the great woodcarvers, stonemasons and plasterers working alongside Wren in the post-Great Fire rebuilding programme.

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