Speaker: Christopher Rogers
4 February 2020

A renewed interest in English rural architecture and an anti-Gothic backlash led to the ‘English Domestic Revival’. Inspired by English farmhouse architecture and the work of Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, a range of houses and public buildings were erected in the last decades of the 19th century by Norman Shaw, Nesfield, Lutyens and other architects of the late 19th century. 

Chris read Geography at Oxford and taught Geography. Formerly he was Head of Geography at Downe House School Newbury. He became interested in country house architecture whilst at Oxford and he has lectured on the subject ever since. He has regularly led 5-day summer courses for Marlborough College Summer School. Chris also lectures for the National Trust.