Five More Great Cities: Athens, Rome, Venice, Barcelona & Vienna


Art History


Residential course

Philip Wilkinson

11 March 2022 to 13 March 2022

From £240 Non-residential fee

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This course is ideal for those with an interest in architecture, history & art history.

After Philip Wilkinson’s successful cities course in 2018, he explores five more great cities focusing on the periods when they were in their heyday: Athens in the 5th century BC when the Greeks defined the city; Rome in the time of the Colosseum and Forum; Venice when Doges ruled the city and Venetian ships ruled the waves; Barcelona at the time of Gaudi’s visionary architecture; and Vienna in the age of Gustav Klimt and Gustav Mahler.

Residential Fees From: £358.   Non Residential: £240

Course runs from Dinner on Friday to Lunch on Sunday.

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Philip Wilkinson is the author of many books on architecture and history. He wrote a series of books to accompany the BBC2 series Restoration and Restoration Village and is the author of The English Buildings Book (publisher English Heritage), Fifty Architecture Ideas You Really Need To Know (Quercus), Phantom Architecture (Simon & Schuster) and Irreplaceable (Historic England). He explores buildings ceaselessly, recording discoveries on his blog ( and gives talks on architectural subjects

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