Structure & Materials of Iconic Buildings: Tim Parrott

"This 10-session course will explore the problems and solutions relating to the construction of some of the world’s most beautiful buildings. Understanding the basic principles in familiar, physical terms, will give you a fresh and exciting perspective on familiar Ancient, Medieval and Modern buildings. Before anyone could admire their beauty and grandeur, they had first to stand firmly on the ground. You’ll wonder why so little consideration is given to this by some architectural historians. Perhaps it’s too complicated, or just not very interesting. Far from it!"

Tutor: Tim Parrott

"Tim Parrott, who took his degree at Cambridge, has been teaching short courses in popular science to adults for many years. He is especially keen to engage those with little or no prior knowledge. "