Great British Brands


Day course

Philip Wilkinson

25 February 2020


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Britain’s manufacturers have created famous and unforgettable rands that have become part of our lives. Their stories are tales of heroic individual endeavour, dedicated workers, and instantly recognisable advertising and design. This course tells the story of some of the greatest and most enduring: Bird’s custard, Cadbury’s, Twining’s tea, Tate and Lyle, and others that stick in our minds, enliven our tables, and bring back happy memories.
Tutor: Philip Wilkinson

Tuesday 25 February Fee: £61

Tutor information

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.