The College Series - Repton at Attingham
Follow in the footsteps of past Shropshire Adult Education College students as you enjoy a glass of white wine before heading up to the former College lecture theatre where one of our specialists brings to life their passion for their subject.
- Booking essential
The landscape gardener, Humphry Repton, came to make proposals for the grounds at Attingham in 1797. Richard Wheeler, National Specialist in Garden History for the National Trust will explain Repton's ideas for improvement and showcase the beautiful watercolours from Repton's Red Book. Come along to discover which of Repton's suggestions were carried out and how the work at Attingham sits alongside the 400 other projects in his 30-year career.
Event ticket prices
All £8.00Includes a glass of white wine.
- Booking details
- Call 03442491895
- Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
- Meeting point
- Meet on the front steps of the Mansion which is a 5 - 10 minute walk from the car park.
- What to bring and wear
- The mansion has 'conservation heating ' which keeps a consistent temperature for the historic collection and interior. People may find it cool, please dress appropriately for the outside temperature.
- The main route into the house includes stairs, please contact us to discuss any access requirements.
- This year, in the Mansion, we're exploring the stories of the role and opportunities the Shropshire Adult Education College provided for women from 1948-1976. The College used the Dining Room as a lecture and event space during their time, and this year we'll be holding a series of evening talks every third Thursday of the month inspired by Attingham past and present in this atmospheric room. Talks include; 17th May - Beauty and Bounty: 10 Years of the Walled Garden Restoration - Kate Nicoll. 21st June - Women of the Shropshire Adult Education College (1948-1976) - Dr Sharon Clancy. 19th July - Anglo-Saxon discoveries at Attingham - Janine Young and Dr Roger White. 16th August - Life below stairs at Attingham - Caroline Pugh. 20th September - Park life: The Attingham deer - Colin Morris. 18th October - Restoring the lost Pleasure Grounds - Pam Smith. 15th November - Introduction to stargazing - Shropshire Astronomical Society.
|19 April 2018||18:30 - 20:30||Available|