| Sarum College
Wednesday 1 December 2010
Writer, photographer, broadcaster and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Lucinda Lambton is perhaps best known for her quirky and entertaining award winning television programmes on architectural curiosities and the intriguing and touching stories behind them.
In her light-hearted illustrated lecture, "Temples of Convenience", she considers the "smallest room in the house" and two thousand years of sanitary and unsanitary habits in the British Isles! Lucinda reveals jewels of sanitary splendour such as the red velvet and brass studded 'close stool' that is known to have been used by James II; twenty black marble stalls on the Scots Isle of Bute and Queen Victoria's sumptuously appointed water closet on the Royal Train.