Art History: From Castle to Home - Architecture and Culture of Grand Houses of Britain
This overview course charts the architectural and cultural transformation of the homes of the economic and social elite of Britain. It will give an overview of how the purpose, design and culture of these ambitious and flamboyant properties changed through the centuries. If you enjoy visiting historic properties and are fascinated by the forces which influenced them, this is the course for you.
Dr Miriam Gill has taught art history and history to mature students over a period of 20 years in a wide variety of institutions including Morley College, London as well as the universities of Birmingham, Nottingham, Oxford and Cambridge. She has worked for the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning and at the former Vaughan College since 1998. She was the course director for the Certificates in Art History and Architectural History and has been a tutor for the part-time Certificate and BA in Humanities and Arts. She also teaches at Attenborough Arts Centre.