Save the Date: booking will open April 15th
Autumn Study Tour 2019 Coventry and Warwickshire will be on 29 August for focused tours, and 30 August-1 September for Full Tour. We will be staying at the University of Warwick.
Coventry was the fifth wealthiest town in England in the early 16th century and is currently the thirteenth largest city in Britain. The medieval castles at Kenilworth and Warwick are not far away, as are prosperous villages and market towns like Stratford-upon-Avon with their notable timber-framed buildings. The centre of Warwick, the county town, was rebuilt following a disastrous fire in 1694, and its classical townscape is matched in the neighbouring Leamington Spa, developed in the 19th century, when industry transformed much of the northern part of the county. Coventry itself has weathered prosperity and stagnation by turns, resulting in a local habit of necessary reinvention. Much of its little-changed centre, preserved into the twentieth century, was destroyed during the Blitz in 1940, and its subsequent rebuilding made it a laboratory of architectural and social modernity. This tour of Coventry and Warwickshire comprises a rich selection of elite and vernacular architecture from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, with important examples of many different building types covering the full gamut of styles and materials: castles, country houses, churches and chapels, guildhalls, almshouses, housing estates, and a post-war university in which participants will stay.
Explore the Autumn Study Tour preview in the latest issue of The Architectural Historian:
Click on the image below for a downloadable PDF
SAHGB Liability and Disability Access Policy
In common with other societies and in line with current legislation, the Society has adopted the following policy on its own liabilities and on the provision that it will make for those with special needs.
Events organised by the Society inevitably involve the provision of access to buildings and other locations that are associated with risks to personal and collective safety. Members and guests participate in events at their own risk. The Society will do its best to minimise such risks but neither it nor its officers accept any liability arising from its activities. The Society also reserves the right to refuse access to its events (or to any part of an event) to any member or guest who, in the judgment of a member of its Executive Committee or the event organiser, puts the safety of that individual or of other participants at risk.
The Society naturally wishes to offer access to its events to all members and guests and is compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (2005). Disabled persons wishing to attend events should contact the Events Officer or Conference Coordinator (as appropriate) at the time of application for a discussion of the practicability of the itinerary and of any special arrangements that may need to be made, which the Society will do its best to accommodate. It cannot undertake to accommodate the special needs of disabled persons who do not contact its officers in advance of events and it may, for reasons of safety and liability described above, refuse such persons participation in parts or all of its events.
Information for Delegates to follow
Email enquiries should be sent to the Conference Co-ordinator
Dr Ann-Marie Akehurst