The ideal building has three elements: it is sturdy, useful, and beautiful. Architecture plays a key role in shaping our environment. Covering ancient and modern architecture from across the world, we will examine buildings to reveal what lies behind their design, and appreciate the ideas that underpin the concept of architecture, adopting a thematic approach that deals in turn with the functions, the meanings, the structural and the social aspects of buildings.

◻︎ Frequency : Monthly
◻︎ When : Thursdays at 10.30 a.m. The week in the month varies
◻︎ Where : Various locations within the London area

Group Convener: Architect Keith Roberts

To join the group please complete the contact form below. This form may also be used to contact the Convener on any other matter relating to the Group’s activities.

13 December 2018

Theme : Babylonian, Assyrian and Egyptian architecture
Venue : British Museum : Rooms 61, 11

17 January 2019

Theme : Greek and Roman architecture
Venue : British Museum : Room 18

14 February 2019

Theme : Gothic architecture
Venue : Westminster Abbey, Tomb of Henry VII

14 March 2019

Theme : Romanesque architecture
Venues : St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield; Charterhouse

18 April 2019

Theme : Arts & Crafts architecture
Venue : William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

16 May 2019

Theme : Renaissance architecture
Venue : The Banqueting Hall, Whitehall

13 June 2019

Theme : Architecture of the High Street
A walk from the Angel Underground Station to the Estorick Gallery cafe, Highbury Corner.

18 July 2019

Theme : Revivalism, Neoclassicism and Georgian architecture
Venue : Kenwood House, Hampstead

15 August 2019

Theme : Modern architecture and the Bauhaus
Venue : Royal Institute of British Architects, Portland Place

September 2019 – Open House

Theme : Postmodernism
Venues to be agreed

17 October 2019

Theme : Open House review and lunch in Middle Temple Hall