In association with Science Oxford
From 12 to 22 October 2018

Rice’s Language of Buildings

Venue: Waterstones Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AF

Matthew Rice discusses the grammar and vocabulary of British buildings, explaining the evolution of styles from Norman castles to Norman Foster. He will help you recognise, understand and date any British building. Fluent in the world of volutes, hood moulds, lobed architraves and bucrania, you will be able to leave a cathedral or country house with as much to talk about as a film or play.

Suitable for age 14+

Matthew Rice is an acclaimed author and illustrator of Rice’s Language of Buildings and Rice’s Architectural Primer; you might also have seen his work in Country Life, on his own calendar or on much of his wife Emma Bridgewater’s pottery. He lives in Oxford and Norfolk.

IF Oxford is operating a Pay What You Decide (PWYD) ticketing system. This works by enabling you to pre-book events without paying for a ticket beforehand. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to pay what you decide you want to, or can afford. If you prefer, you can make a donation when you book.

There may be tickets available on the door – spaces may be reallocated if ticket holders are late.

16th October 2018
Event Type
Arts, History, Language, Society

Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:00

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