Architecture


Activity

We are a friendly group of amateur enthusiasts and new members are always very welcome.

Where and when

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2pm in the Methodist Church.

Other information

Meeting programme for 2021

Thank you to the people who have offered to give a talk at our monthly meetings. We now have a programme for the whole year. For the next few months the meetings will be held on Zoom.

Date Topic Speaker
26 January Oranges and Lemons Colin Cohen
23 February Three cast iron buildings: People in glass houses should not throw stones, but other construction material is available. Michael Milsom
23 March Tree houses. Architecture or what? Trish Woods
27 April A beauty contest - six of the best. When modern architecture meets historic. Colin Cohen
25 May Temporary buildings. Geoff Woods
22 June Arts for Arts Sake – a brief history of architects and their buildings c18802-1930s Barry Frenchman
27 July A favourite building

·         De La Warr Pavilion, Hastings

·         Fallingwater

·         Catherwood House, Market Harborough

 

Liz Brett

Michael Milsom

Geoff Woods

24 August Architectural blunders. Trish Woods
28 September The architecture of St Alban’s Roger Lewin
26 October St Basil’s Cathedral Hilary Hunt
23 November Annual architecture quiz Colin Cohen and Geoff Woods

 

Contact details

Colin Cohen 07973 348817, Geoff Woods 01858 468989   email: architecture@slu3a.org.uk


News

Architecture – November 2021

Welcome to the twenty sixth instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group. Face to Face Meetings Thank you to everyone who has kept in touch with the group at our numerous Zoom meetings. I’m very pleased to confirm that we will resume face to face meetings from November. October Zoom meeting At our October meeting Hilary […]

Architecture – October 2021

Welcome to the twenty fifth instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group.   Face to Face Meetings Thanks to everyone who responded to my email about the resumption of face to face meetings. I’m pleased to report that we have booked the Methodist Church hall for our monthly meetings. The first face to face meeting will […]

Architecture – September 2021

Welcome to the twenty fourth instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group. Guided architecture walks The guided walks have been running since April, and a few people had told me that they were disappointed to have missed some of them due to other commitments. I recently invited members to vote for the walk that they would […]

The Elbephilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg

Architecture – July 2021

Welcome to the twenty second instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group.   Guided architecture walks In April we held the first of our guided architecture walks in Great Bowden, and in May the second guided walk around Kibworth Harcourt. In June the third in the series of walks were around Lubenham, and I would like […]

Architecture – June 2021

Welcome to the twenty first instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group.   Guided architecture walks In April we held the first of our guided architecture walks in Great Bowden. And in May we held the second guided walk around Kibworth Harcourt. The walks were very well attended, and I would like to thank Roger Lewin […]

The Elbephilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg

Architecture – May 2021

Welcome to the twentieth instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group. Guided architecture walks In April we held the first of our guided architecture walks. We had a leisurely stroll around Great Bowden, and along the way we stopped at some of the notable buildings in the village to discuss the many different architectural styles. To […]

Architecture – April 2021

Architecture Welcome to the nineteenth instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group.   Guided architecture walks I am going to arrange a series of guided architecture walks around local villages. Once the lockdown rules change and we are permitted to meet outdoors, I will circulate details for the walks.     March Zoom meeting At our […]

Architecture – March 2021

Welcome to the eighteenth instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group. Guided architecture walks During October and November I had a cunning plan to organise some guided architecture walks around local villages. Unfortunately the pandemic guidelines changed and we’re not permitted to meet in groups outdoors. Like Baldrick’s cunning plans, mine has had to be put […]

Architecture – January 2021

 Quite a few people contacted me to say that they had enjoyed the end of year quiz. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have scored many points linking the architects to the correct building without a bit of help from Google. For the last couple of months I’ve been doing some research to prepare […]

Architecture – January 2021

Quite a few people contacted me to say that they had enjoyed the end of year quiz. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have scored many points linking the architects to the correct building without a bit of help from Google. For the last couple of months I’ve been doing some research to prepare […]