AUTUMN TERM 2023
Dr Sarah Walford has been speaking to Trish Adudu on the BBC Coventry and Warwickshire radio Breakfast Show about the campaign to raise funds for the repair of the bell tower of St Oswald’s Church, Tile Hill. The church is one of a group of three parish churches in Coventry designed by the architect Basil Spence. Sarah was asked about Spence and his architecture, and why the tower is important. It was noted that many Coventrians are unaware that these churches in the Coventry suburbs (also Wood End and Willenhall) were designed by the same architect as the Cathedral, and that the campaign is raising awareness of their significance. The three churches have all been listed for their architectural quality and technical innovation.
You can find out more about The Life and Work of Sir Basil Spence on our project pages.
Don't miss Canaletto & the Art of Venice, which opened the major ITV series Great Art.
Dr.Jenny Alexander (Warwick) and project partner Professor Terryl Kinder (Pontigny) have taken a break from their fieldwork at Pontigny Abbey church to give an interview to local radio station France Bleu Auxerre. The team are continuing their study of masons' marks at this Cistercian building, a project which is providing valuable information about the history of the building as well as exploring a significant new method of research.
Jenny Alexander appeared this week in the first episode of Phil Spencer's Stately Homes. With Phil she looks at the masons' marks on the Roman Stair and at original documents from the archive. The programme, first shown on 9th August, is available for viewing for a limited time on the Channel 4 website: Episode 1 - Burghley House.
Dr Karen Lang took part in a live discussion on the BBC Radio 3 programme Free Thinking on 9th October.
'Tim Marlow, Karen Lang, and Daniel Johnson discuss reading history through the paintings of Kiefer and Polke ahead of next month's 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.'
Hear the Podcast on the BBC Radio Three web site.