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|Lecture:||Exeter Cathedral: A Portrait in Decorated Gothic with Mark Cottle|
|Start Date:||16th February 2018|
|Under 18s:||£25.00 What's included?|
Described as England’s most beautiful decorated Gothic cathedral by English Heritage, Exeter Cathedral is a striking example of this style of Gothic architecture. Imposing Norman towers flank a massive fourteenth century nave with the longest unbroken rib-vaulted ceiling of any Gothic cathedral in Europe. In terms of aesthetics, acoustics and engineering it marks a high point in medieval cathedral building. Decorated Gothic sees an abundance of naturalistic carving, and is rich in gilt, paint, marble, alabaster, brass and Purbeck stone. Larger windows with elaborate tracery let light flood into the building. The aim of the lecture is twofold: firstly, to illustrate the defining features of Decorated Gothic at Exeter; secondly, to look more closely at the cathedral as a product of its own time, revealing insights into the spirit of the age of the great cathedrals.
Ticket price includes three course lunch with coffee (served at 1.00pm) followed by a one hour lecture at 2.00pm
Please note lunch will be served on shared tables and seats in the lecture room are non-reservable.
Mark Cottle is a lecturer and trainer with much experience in speaking in public and in training the subject. He has taught the day course on Speaking with Confidence very successfully at Dillington for a number of years and is always keen to make the day interesting and enjoyable.Back to List
It is rare to find a venue - and an audience - so thoroughly dedicated to the enjoyment culture and cultivation of the mind as Dillington House and its visitors. As someone who hasn't lived in Britain for the past two decades, Dillington was also a delightful reminder of the beauties of English landscape and rural architecture. It was a pleasure to speak there and I envy those who can visit frequently.