Architectural history

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Short courses

Learn to ‘read’ architecture in a critically informed way, and to recognize and differentiate between major architectural styles. Introductory courses are augmented by those that focus on important architectural movements and practitioners, and the architecture of the city of Oxford and the local region. Many of our courses can be studied for credit which means they can count towards a recognised qualification. Many of our courses can be studied for credit.


Upcoming courses

Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland: Prehistoric and Roman

  • Short courses
  • Fri 31 Jan 2020 to 02 Feb 2020
  • 6.30pm Friday - 1.00pm Sunday

A History of Architecture in the USA - from Thomas Jefferson to Frank Gehry

  • Short courses
  • Mon 20 Apr 2020 to Mon 29 Jun 2020
  • 2:00-4:00pm 10 meetings

Architectural Development in the English Medieval Cathedrals

  • Short courses, Lecture series
  • Tue 21 Apr 2020 to 26 May 2020
  • 11.00am - 12.30pm

Architecture, Mysticism and Myth

  • Short courses
  • Tue 21 Apr 2020 to Tue 23 Jun 2020
  • 10:30am-12:30pm 10 meetings

Buildings and Gardens of Portugal - From Rome Through to the Romantics

  • Short courses
  • Wed 22 Apr 2020 to Wed 01 Jul 2020
  • 2:00-4:00pm 10 meetings