Reading Gaol and the Architecture of George Gilbert Scott

Venue: The Chapel HM Prison Reading (Directions)

Thu 13 Oct, 19:00


Lecture series presented in association with the University of Reading 
Gavin Stamp - Reading Gaol and the Architecture of Gilbert Scott

Acclaimed architectural writer and broadcaster Gavin Stamp presents an illustrated lecture on the life and work of the important Victorian architect George Gilbert Scott, and considers his landmark design for Reading Gaol in the context of early workhouse designs by the young Scott then in partnership with W.B. Moffatt. 

More lectures in the season:

6 Oct - In Prison with Oscar Wilde - Peter Stoneley
20 Oct - Taking a Stand: Oscar Wilde, Art and Anarchism - Anna Gruetzner-Robins
27 Oct - Blackmail, Sodomy and Sex Work: Oscar Wilde on Trial - Joe Bristow



Ticket information

Ticket price £9 full price, £7 concessions, 25% off for groups of 10+, £7 Under 18s
Ticket includes entry to the exhibition from 5pm on the day of the lecture


Venue info

The Chapel HM Prison Reading

Reading Prison is located on Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 3HY. There are public car parks nearby and Forbury Road is served by orange buses 13 and 14. Reading station is a five-minute walk from the prison and trains run from London Paddington every 15-20 minutes throughout the day, with an average journey time of 30 minutes.
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