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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the Art and Visual Culture Summer Programme 2020.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

This seminar examines the ways in which architecture may be employed to express a personal, national or political narrative. In the Elizabethan period we examine the buildings of Thomas Tresham, a knight at the court of Elizabeth I who used architecture to express his Catholic faith in a time of religious repression. In the Victorian era we examine the search to find a national architectural language and how this was enacted through public commissions. Finally, we consider how Mussolini used architecture to promote his political ideology in grandiose building projects of the early 20th century.


Course dates

26 Jul 2020 to 01 Aug 2020

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

06 Jul 2020

Seminar Leader

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

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Teaching sessions

Meetings: 3

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