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Celebrating Humphry Repton Conference
Ashridge House 

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August 2018

Welcome to the online booking system for the Celebrating Humphry Repton Anniversary Conference at Ashridge House

A two- day conference based at Ashridge, Hertfordshire to cast new light on the life and works of Humphry Repton and consider his legacy in landscape design. The programme comprises a series of lectures on the first day followed by a tour of the gardens at Ashridge. The second day takes a similar format with a series of lectures in the morning followed in the afternoon by a tour of Woburn Abbey gardens led by Gardens Manager Martin Towsey. The conference will finish after the tour of Woburn.

Cost to delegates attending both days with one-night accommodation, meals and visits will be £285.00 inc VAT.

Non-residential rate that includes dinner on the Friday night will be £150.00 inc VAT.

Additional charges will be made to delegates wishing to stay the night before the conference starts or the evening after the conference closes.

Thursday 9th and/or Saturday 11th August
Double/Twin accommodation - £130.00 per night
Single accommodation - £95.00 per night
Dinner - £38.00 per person per night

Speakers that have indicated they would be able to speak at the conference include;

Professor Tom Williamson (University of East Anglia), Professor Stephen Daniels (University of Nottingham), author of the recognised work on Repton, Dr. Jonathan Finch (University of York), Dr. Sarah Rutherford (Garden Historian), Dr. Jane Bradney (Garden Historian), John Phibbs (Debois Landscape Survey Group and leader of the celebrations of Capability Brown in 2016 as well as an authority on the work of Repton), Michael Symes (Formerly Birkbeck, representing the Gardens Trust) and Keir Davidson (Landscape architect and author).



Friday 10th August
Registration 10.00, Conference starts at 10.30

Speaker Title (provisional)
1. Prof Stephen Daniels  Envisioning Landscape- The Art of landscape Gardening.
2. Prof Tom Williamson Contrasting landscapes and commissions: Repton in Norfolk and Hertfordshire
3. Michael Symes Who inspired Humphry Repton?
4. Mick Thompson Repton and the Architects.
5. Dr Sarah Rutherford Repton's work in Buckinghamshire
6. Claire de Carle Repton's influence in Germany
7. Tour of gardens at Ashridge Led by Mick Thompson

Saturday 11th August 
Start 09.00

Speaker Title (provisional)
1.  Johnny Phibbs Title tbc.
2. Dr Andre Rogger Landscapes of Taste
3. Dr Jane Bradney Lewis Kennedy and the legacy of the Red Books
4. Keir Davidson Repton’s commission for Woburn Abbey.
5. Visit to Woburn Abbey with Martin Towsey (Gardens Manager).

Conference Ends

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