The Pre-Raphaelites in Oxford
5 Oct — 8 Oct 2021 | Tour Director: Christopher Bourne
• Discover the world of William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones in and around Oxford
• View works of art of different media, including William Holman Hunt’s painting The Light of the World at Keble College, and stained glass at Christ Church Cathedral
• View the Faringdon Collection at Buscot Park, containing a wealth of 19th century British art
expert on the art and architecture of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Tour assembles 1545 at Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel, Oxford, for three nights. Afternoon lecture: The Radical & Scandalous Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Morning: Oxford Union (library and debating chamber including Pre-Raphaelite murals) followed by Ashmolean Museum (Pre-Raphaelite gallery and Print Room). Afternoon: Keble College Chapel (designed by William Butterfield) and Exeter College Chapel. Option to attend Choral Evensong at Merton College (chapel ceiling painted by John Hungerford Pollen) – subject to confirmation.
Morning lecture: William Morris & Edward Burne-Jones followed by Christ Church Cathedral and Harris Manchester College Chapel (stained glass by Morris and Burne-Jones). Afternoon excursion to Buscot Park (spectacular works by Burne-Jones and Rossetti) and Great Coxwell Barn.
Morning: Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum. Tour disperses c 1200.
5 Oct — 8 Oct 2021
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This tour requires a good level of fitness, and participants must meet ACE’s usual fitness criteria, as found in our Booking Terms & Conditions. Please note that this tour will involve a fair amount of walking across flat cobbled ground. Some chapels will require careful navigation of steps and can be dimly lit.
Cost of £995 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded privilege room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, privilege double room for single use supplement £225.