Summer School Week One – Unwrapped and Unpacked. Houses and Gardens, Public and Private of the West Country



Summer school

Residential course

Mike Hope

9 August 2020 to 15 August 2020

From £480 non-resident

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This course builds on the success of last year’s new format which places a particular house, its collections and garden as an anchor to a wider consideration of the locality, which looks at churches, chapels, farms, dower houses, estate villages and gatehouses etc. This multi-perspective approach will allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the role of the big house in society. The houses will be chosen to give a range of period and style and will demonstrate the wealth of properties and gardens in the region. The mix of famous and not so famous will give a good sense of the quality and number of properties and in turn show off all periods from the late medieval to the twentieth century.

Residential Fees From: £868. (There will be a supplement of £200 for this course towards the cost of transport and entrance fees)

Non Residential: £480-Includes supplement (There is no Patrons discount for this course)

Tutor information

Mike Hope author, lecturer, curator and designer spent over twenty-five years lecturing and holding senior management posts in four Universities (Staffordshire, Portsmouth, Nottingham Trent and Plymouth) and has spent nearly thirty years delivering Summer School Programmes. He has lectured around the world and was a founder board member of The European Academy of Design. Alongside an extensive publication list, he has researched, designed and curated many exhibitions. He is a lecturer for Travel Editions Art & History Abroad programme. He is also currently a member of the Exeter Diocesan Advisory Board and advisor on stained glass to the Diocese of Exeter.