History: Day School - The Royal Chapels and Cathedral Architecture

Ref: C3742085

We will explore the architecture of St Geoge's Chapel Windsor, Kings College Chapel Cambridge and Henry VII's Chapel at Westminster Abbey, starting with an introduction on English Cathedral Gothic that will trace the origins of their glorious form.

Course aim

To appreciate the architecture of the Royal Chapels and to understand their debt to English cathedral architecture.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Appreciate the architecture of these Royal Chapels
  • Understand how the development of Gothic architecture in the English Cathedrals led to the design of these Chapels
  • Recognise the structural challenges in building these remarkable vaulted spaces

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Sessions during the day will use presentations with images and colour notes will be provided

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • If possible arranging visits to see these buildings at first hand

Download full course outline

History: Day School - The Royal Chapels and Cathedral Architecture Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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