Lutyens and the Edwardians Lecture Series

Starting Tuesday 16th February 2021 at 6pm

This Spring the Event’s Committee is proud to present a series of 4-5 talks covering various elements of the Edwardian period. The series will be preceded with a webinar, hosted by the Lutyens Trust America on Thursday 11th February at 5pm on Lutyens & Jekyll Gardens. (For more details check out our homepage which will be updated shortly)

The first lecture will be on Old-New and New-Old: Edwardian houses by Author and Professor of Architecture Timothy Brittain-Catlin, on Tuesday 16th February at 6pm.

The series will then continue with (at approx 2-week intervals):

  • Introduction to the Edwardian Cinema in Britain by Dr. Lawrence Napper
  • The Edwardian Era by Prof. Jane Ridley
  • Early 20th Century Garden Design by Michael Balston RIBA
  • Art & Fashion in the early 20th Century (speaker TBC)

All lectures will be hosted on Zoom. Tickets cost £5 for members and £8 for non-members.

Further details and booking will be available shortly.

Introduction to the Edwardian Cinema in Britain

Tuesday 9 March 2021, 6pm-7pm, via Zoom


This talk will introduce you to the cinema as it developed in Britain during Lutyens’s lifetime. Lawrence Napper will showcase some well-known films as well as some recent rediscoveries from this period, and place them in the context of the culture of film-making and film-going in the early twentieth century. The talk will offer some illustrations of the ways in which cinema can be understood as a key resource for thinking about the visual culture of the Edwardian period, and particularly for thinking about the wider world of interior design, garden design and architecture in which Lutyens moved.


Lawrence Napper is senior lecturer in Film Studies at King’s College London. He has published widely on British cinema before 1940 and is the author of ‘Silent Cinema: Before the Pictures got Small’ (Wallflower, 2017).

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Vann, near Hambledon, Surrey by W.D. Caröe, 1907

Old-New and New-Old: Edwardian houses

Tuesday 16 February 2021, 6pm-7pm, via Zoom


What made the best Edwardian houses remarkable was the fact that they effortlessly mixed old and new material within a single building and their architects took great pleasure in creating surprising combinations of styles. This lecture looks at a series of beautiful and not always well-known houses of different sizes which characterise the era.


Timothy Brittain-Catlin is the author of The Edwardians and their Houses; the New Life of Old England (Lund Humphries, 2020). He runs the new Architecture Apprenticeship course at the University of Cambridge.

The Edwardians and their Houses