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Architecture Appreciation

Meeting Details

Meeting Day1st or 2nd Tuesday
Time10.00- 11.30
LocationAbbot Hall Social Centre
Co-ordinator(s)Carole Sutton

What we do

This group met successfully for the first time on 7 May, 2019 with 21 participants. We were able to plan the first few meetings, as shown in the programme.

We meet in Abbot Hall Social Centre, at 10.00 a.m. on either the first or second Tuesday of each month; dates and programmes will be publicised on the U3A website.

It is likely that we shall enjoy both brief lectures from a speaker with particular knowledge of or interest in a given field, followed by discussion and questions, as well as visits to places of architectural interest both locally and further afield.

We are a friendly group and shall welcome newcomers.


March 2020

Next Meeting - Tuesday, 10 March, 2020

Mark Miller - An introduction to Geoffrey Bawa Sri Lankan architect.

The Father of Tropical Modernism.  Looking at ten buildings/projects, with lots of pictures.

An illustrated talk followed by discussion.

February 2020


Provisional programme February - December 2020

All meetings are on Tuesdays, from 10.00-11.30 a.m. at the Abbot Hall Social Centre (unless otherwise indicated)

Date Speaker Subject
11 February Terry Johnson Lettering on buildings - An illustrated talk followed by discussion.
10 March Mark Miller Geoffrey Bawa
7 April Alan Noble Railway architecture in Cumbria
An illustrated talk to be followed by discussion.
5 May Ray Green Design: creating a sense of place
2 June Richard Pealing Charles Rennie Mackintosh
7 July Richard Pealing Architectural walk around north Kendal
Please meet at County Offices at 10.00 a.m.
8 September To be arranged To be arranged
6 October To be arranged To be arranged
3 November To be arranged To be arranged
1 December To be arranged To be arranged

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