The College was built by entrepreneur, speculator, philanthropist and art collector, Thomas Holloway and opened in 1886, three years after he died. The imposing buildings were designed by William Carson, a master of decorative high-Victorian architecture of which the College is a prime example. As well as the College, Holloway left a large collection of Victorian art, much of which can be seen today.
The visit will be taken by Lightbox Friend Dr Ros Reid and will begin with a tour of the grounds and architectural features, highlighted by the Chapel. A sandwich and cake lunch will be served in the Picture Gallery, after which Ros Reid will talk about the paintings.
A minimum of 30-35 Friends is required by the College for the visit to go ahead. Some parking is available and those leading the visit will arrange car-sharing as required. On arrival at the College Friends are asked to meet under the Clock Tower at 11.30am.
Please advise either Diana Freeman (01483 772247) or Lynn Spankie (01483 715188) if you require or can offer transport.
Advance booking required.
Wednesday 19 August 2015
Image: The Lightbox © Peter Freeman
This visit has now closed.