Online talk: Architecture and Planning of Late-Georgian Spa Towns

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Date(s) - 18th Jan 2021


Cheltenham was one of the most successful and fastest-growing leisure resorts of the late Georgian era.  This talk will discuss its development, and that of other spa towns, as they responded to changing patterns of leisure and architectural fashion, drawing attention to their most important buildings and to their distinctive urban landscapes, still among the most attractive in Britain.

Our speaker, Dr Geoffrey Tyack, FSA, FRHistS, is an emeritus Fellow of Kellogg College, and a member of the Faculty of History at Oxford University.  He is the author of several books and articles on architectural history, among them Oxford: an Architectural Guide (1998), and is the editor of the Georgian Group Journal.  He has just completed a book on the history of the urban landscape in Britain, to be published by the Oxford University Press in 2021.

Venue: online     Time: 10:30am


Please book using one of the following options:

  • On-line bookings with a debit or credit card, or Paypal account, can be made using the form below. Alternatively you may reserve your place, select the ‘off-line’ payment option and pay by bank transfer or cheque.
  • Bank transfer – please email and wait for confirmation that places are available before arranging your bank transfer.
  • Cheque – please complete a booking form (or available in the Friends’ newsletter) and post it with your cheque.

Places are not confirmed until payment is received.

Bank transfers should be made to Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum (or as much of that as the bank will accept) Sort Code 30-91-87 Account 00005816. The reference must include your surname plus as much of the event title as will fit, for example SMITH SPA TOWNS.

Please make cheques payable to Friends of The Wilson and send with a SAE or clearly written email address to Mrs Alison Pascoe, 77 Naunton Lane, Cheltenham, GL53 7AZ.



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