STOP PRESS: AS AT 4TH DECEMBER THERE ARE 12 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THE DOOR TOMORROW.
This year's Annual Research Framework Conference will explore the evolution of designed landscapes in England over the past millenium. The conference will be held in association with the Surrey Gardens Trust. A variety of speakers, from both archaeological and historical backgrounds , will explore the changing nature of parks and gardens in England. The morning session will be opened by Paul Everson, formerly of the RCHME, who is a landscape archaeologist with a national perspective on the subject. He is a past Chairman of the Society for Landscape Studies and a past President of the Medieval Settlement Research Group. Immedately after lunch Dr Paula Henderson, a leading historian of gardens, will highlight the changing nature of gardens in Elizabethan and Stuart London. Rachel Delman (University College, Oxford) will give a presention on the landscapes of the late medieval elite. From Surrey, Jan Clark and Cherrill Sands will focus on two important gardens in the County, namely Albury Park and Painshill Park respectively, while Richard Savage will look at some earlier high status 'watery' landscapes created along the Rivers Wey and Mole.
Attendance at the conference is limited to 120 people and early booking of places is recommended.
The detailed programme and application form is attached. Please note that physical tickets will not be issued but confirmation of reservation of places will be sent by Castle Arch on receipt of application and payment.