Huntingdon

Architecture

The Architecture Group has been taking a break since February 2019. The group does not currently have a leader. Carol Tacq (details in Upstream) is the contact person for the group and can provide more information. If you are interested in joining the group and helping it to re-start, do get in touch.

The group was formed in 2008 and met monthly, usually on the fourth Wednesday except in December. There are no 'resident experts' but members have taken it in turn to arrange seminars, presentations and visits with an architectural theme, and to host meetings.

Examples of the group's activities in the last year include:
Dreaming the Impossible, a TV programme comparing town planning challenges in 17th century London and 1940s Glasgow.
Is Architecture Art? - a discussion led by a group member.
St Ives Revisited - a guided architectural walk.
Ely Cathedral - a second visit to learn more about the conservation of this stunning building (and to use our annual passes!).
Glasgow's Neglected Genius - a TV documentary about Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Show and Tell - a building, structure or community that has been destroyed by fire, war, or other calamity and tell us what has happened to it.
Show and Tell - Controversial Architecture

In previous years we have: studied the work of individual architects; undertaken numerous visits including an architectural visualiser; the architectural displays at the V and A; the John Soane Museum, Letchworth (the world's first garden city); Saffron Walden, as well as many stately homes, churches, and more modest buildings, including the oldest cottage in Buckden.

Future Programme Suggestions:
78 Derngate revisited, Letchworth revisited, visit to Schlumberger Gould Research Centre (modern building with externally suspended roof on the outskirts of Cambridge, near Madingley Road Park and Ride), Hilton Revisited, visit to Baldock, stately home visits - Apethorpe Palace, Strawberry Hill House, Eltham Palace, the Queen's House at Greenwich, etc.

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About New Groups Being Organised Ancient and Modern History
Archaeology Architecture
Art Appreciation Art Group
Bird Watching Book Stall
Bridge Classical Music Appreciation
Computing at Huntingdon U3A Creative Writing
Cribbage Criminal Justice Study Group
Crochet Current Affairs
Drama and Play Reading Easy French Conversation
Family History French Conversation
Friendship+ German Conversation
Girls (The) Golf
Grumpy Old Men (GOMS) History of the Tudors
History of World War One Holidays & Short Breaks
Huntingdon Photography Group 2020 Indoor Bowls
Italian Group 1 Italian Group 2
Knit and Chat Line Dancing
Mahjong Maths in your Life
Monday Topic More Knit and Chat
Musical Memories Needlecraft
Patchwork & Quilting Petanque/Boules
Philosophy Poetry
Rail Interests Scrabble
Sewing Workshop Singing for Pleasure
Spanish Conversation Strollers
Sunday Dining Table Tennis
Theatre and Concerts Travel and Trips
Ukulele Walking
Wine Appreciation