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 : Visits within the London area

Group Convener: Architect Keith Roberts

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Our programme for 2018/2019

18 October 2018

Theme : Tudor architecture and The Temple Church and Middle Temple Hall

15 November 2018

Theme : Introduction to architecture
Venue : Victoria & Albert Museum Architecture Room

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

More on Ancient Greek architecture

More on Ancient Roman architecture

14 February 2019

Gothic architecture
Venue : Westminster Abbey, Tomb of Henry VII

More on Gothic architecture

14 March 2019

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

More on Romanesque architecture

18 April 2019

Arts & Crafts architecture
Venue : William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

More on Arts & Crafts architecture

16 May 2019

Renaissance architecture
Venue : The Banqueting Hall, Whitehall

More on Renaissance architecture

13 June 2019

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

Guide to the architecture of central Islington

18 July 2019

Revivalism, Neoclassicism and
Georgian architecture

Venue : Kenwood House Hampstead

More on Georgian architecture

15 August 2019

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

More on Modernism and the Bauhaus

September 2019 – Open House

Venues to be agreed

More on Postmodernist architecture

17 October 2019

Open House review and lunch in Middle Temple Hall

On the history of the Temple Church and the Middle Temple Hall