William Morris & the Pre-Raphaelites in Oxford
23 May — 26 May 2022 | Tour Director: Christopher Bourne
Please note the cost of this tour is £1095
• Discover the world of William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones in and around Oxford
• Enjoy a special guided tour of Kelmscott Manor, Morris’s beautiful Cotswolds home, reopening following a major conservation project
• 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
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. Welcome, introduction and lecture: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Morning: Oxford Union (library and debating chamber including Pre-Raphaelite murals) followed by Ashmolean Museum (visits to Pre-Raphaelite gallery and Print Room). Afternoon: Keble College Chapel (designed by William Butterfield – visit subject to confirmation) and Oxford Museum of Natural History (statues by Pre-Raphaelite sculptors). Evening lecture: Morris & Burne-Jones.
Morning excursion to Kelmscott Manor (summer retreat of William Morris) and visit to Morris’s grave in Kelmscott churchyard. Afternoon: Buscot Park (spectacular works by Burne-Jones and Rossetti) and Great Coxwell Barn. Option to attend Choral Evensong at Merton College (chapel ceiling painted by John Hungerford Pollen).
Morning: Exeter College Chapel, Harris Manchester College Chapel (stained glass by Morris and Burne-Jones) and Christ Church Cathedral. Tour disperses approx 1240, or option to stay on for self-guided visit to Christ Church Art Gallery and Gardens/Meadows.
23 May — 26 May 2022
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"Really enjoyable and informative"
"Brilliant tour that brought everything together"
- ACE customers on the 2021 Pre-Raphaelites in Oxford tour led by Christopher Bourne
Please note that the majority of this tour is undertaken on foot, and will therefore involve a significant amount of walking, including across cobbled ground and some grassy areas, as well as periods of time spent standing. Some sites, including chapels and the entrance to the hotel, will require careful navigation of steps. Sites can be dimly lit. Participants must meet ACE’s fitness requirements as outlined in our Booking Terms & Conditions, and have a good overall level of mobility.
Cost of £1095 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded privilege room, breakfast, one lunch, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, privilege double room for single use supplement £250.