Alfred Waterhouse is best known as a designer of public buildings in the eo-Gothic style, but he drew on other styles from the past too, and numerous building types are represented in his huge output.
He was the first child of a Quaker family, and was educated at a Quaker School. Through connections of family and marriage, Quakers were great networkers, so he worked for Quakers who had made their mark in industry and business for their innovation and ethical standards. This talk will consider the extent to which these qualities were reflected in Waterhouse’s own work.

It will also make special mention of the various Alfred Waterhouse buildings within the property portfolio of the University of Cambridge.

This event does not necessarily require booking, you can just turn up!

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