tue09jun6:30 pmLecture: In Conversation: Henbury HallIn conversation with Julian Bicknell and Jeremy Musson6:30 pm The Georgian Group, 6 Fitzroy Square, FitzroviaBook now

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Henbury Hall, Cheshire, is one of the finest classical houses of the late 20th century. Based on Palladio’s Villa Rotonda, although with some significant differences, it was built in the 1980s for Sebastian de Ferranti. This talk will be a conversation between the architect of Henbury, Julian Bicknell, and the author of a new book on the house, Jeremy Musson. They will discuss site, patron, the inspiration of Palladio and Vanbrugh, the role of Felix Kelly, the pursuit of elegant proportion, and the execution of structure and detail and response to a historic landscape setting.

Julian Bicknell is an architect who specialises in the design and construction of new buildings in which the lessons of history are combined with contemporary architectural thinking and technology; he set up his own practice, Julian Bicknell & Associates in 1983. In addition to Henbury, his work in the UK has included Carden Hall (Cheshire), new interiors at Castle Howard and projects for Oxbridge colleges.

Jeremy Musson is an author, editor and presenter specialising in British country houses and architecture. Architectural Editor at Country Life from 1998 to 2007 he has published extensively

Doors open 6.15pm, talk starts 6.30pm (inc. wine). All welcome

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The Georgian Group

6 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia

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