A Day at Exeter University
Talk and Tour | University of Exeter
Wednesday 16 August 2017 - 10:00 until 15:30
The University of Exeter's Streatham campus is justly regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country.
Reed Hall, where the visit begins, is an elegant nineteenth-century Italianate mansion with extensive landscaped gardens, originally laid out by the Veitch family.
Professor Jeremy Black, the eminent historian, will talk on the University's evolution from modest nineteenth-century beginnings to a leading international institution with over 20,000 students.
The talk is followed by a guided tour of the estate gardens, set within a magnificent arboretum. Lunch is in the Woodbridge Room at Reed Hall, after which there is a short walk to the Old Library and a guided tour of the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, home to one of Britain’s largest collections of material relating to the moving image.
With much more to see across the campus, including works by Barbara Hepworth, Paul Mount and Elaine Goodwin, maps will be available for do-it-yourself tours of buildings, gardens and sculptures.
Closing date: July 14th
This event has been organised by the Devon Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.