Surprising connections: space-age science and Renaissance relics

Posted by er134 at Jun 10, 2013 12:29 PM |
Dr Phillip Lindley, leading academic at the University of Leicester, discusses everything from French sculptors to 3D lasers at a Study Day at Lamport Hall

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 10 June 2013

A University of Leicester academic will be speaking on his current research for a Study Day at Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire on Tuesday 11 June.

Showcasing unpublished new research, Dr Phillip Lindley from the University's Department of the History of Art and Film will deliver a trio of compelling lectures entitled ‘Ducal Monuments and Formal Gardens’.

His first lecture will centre on the unusual use of space age science to dismantle and reassemble the great Tudor Renaissance monuments to the Howard family at Framlingham in Suffolk. Dr Lindley’s current research project involves the use of 3D laser scanning.

The second lecture considers the magnificent monuments at Warkton in Northamptonshire by the French sculptor Louis François Roubiliac, arguably the greatest sculptor to work in eighteenth-century England.

The day shall close upon a discussion of Boughton House gardens. Dr Lindley will be considering the gardens’ original layout as well as the present duke’s revivification of the gardens, including his recent project ‘Orpheus’.

Dr Lindley is the Founding Director of the Centre for the Study of the Country House, an innovative joint venture between the Lamport Hall Preservation Trust and the University of Leicester. It exists to promote all aspects of the study of great historic houses and their surroundings, their design, construction and conservation.

He said, "Although I have enjoyed listening to over a hundred lectures at Lamport Hall, this is is the first time that I have myself lectured there to the general public.  After eight years as Director, it was high time I stepped up to the lectern!"

Lectures will take place in the Oak Room and the Study Day commences at 10.15am on Tuesday 11 June.

Booking is essential and tickets cost £40, which includes refreshments. To book a place telephone 01604 686272.

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