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 Lounge at the Congregational Church in Market Harborough.

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

·         St Pancras station hotel

·         Fallingwater

·         Catherwood House, Market Harborough

 

Liz Brett

Colin Cohen

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 – 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 […]

Architecture – December 2020

Welcome to the eleventh instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group. Thank you for the feedback I’ve had in response to these messages. Please feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions about architecture related films, tv programmes or other material that might be of interest to the rest of the group. The theme […]

Annual Architecture Quiz 2020

At this time of year we’d usually be holding the annual SLU3A Architecture Group quiz, and no doubt you would have been getting excited about the prospects of winning both the solid gold cup and the acclaim of your fellow group members. Sadly we can’t meet face to face, so Geoff and I thought that the […]

Architecture – October 2020

Welcome to the ninth instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group. Thank you for the feedback I’ve had in response to these messages. Please feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions about architecture related films or tv programmes that might be of interest to the rest of the group. The theme last time […]

Architecture – September 2020

Welcome to the eighth instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group. Thank you for the feedback I’ve had in response to these messages. Please feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions about architecture related films or tv programmes that might be of interest to the rest of the group. The theme last time […]