Robert Adam and Neo-Classical-Inspired Furniture

Short courses at Madingley HallICE

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) offers short and part-time courses for adults of all ages, taught by Cambridge experts. It is based at Madingley Hall, a beautiful 16th century manor house in the tranquil village of Madingley, near Cambridge.

The weekend programme runs all year round. Courses typically last from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime,  and include meals from the award winning kitchen. You can choose to stay at Madingley Hall in their comfortable en-suite accommodation, or attend as a non-resident.

Most of the short courses are open to everyone, with no previous knowledge or experience required.

Running from 29th May to 31st May 2015, this weekend course is run by Martin Beazor who has lectured for the University of California, has previously been on the vetting committee for BADA and is now a fellow of the RSA.

Robert Adam was the inspiration behind architecture and interior design in the last four decades of the 18th century.  You will discover the elegance and lightness of his interiors and furniture from the great houses of the period such as Harewood and Nostell Priory.  Adam’s Neo-Classical taste influenced other important designers such as Hepplewhite and Sheraton. The course includes illustrated talks, items to handle and an outside visit.


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