Major Papers Presented

 

A William Oakham book (circa 1495) once held in the Westminster Library of Henry VIII has been discovered at Lanhydrock, in Cornwall. Annotated marks in book in a unknown hand thought to be the King's or one of his Clerks. The book was part of a gallery in Lanhydrock's collections since the 17th Century, the book will be on display in the gallery as the centre of an exhibition called 'Monarchy & the Book' at Lanhydrock, Cornwall - Paul Holden (House & Collections Manager-pictured)

A William Oakham book (circa 1495) once held in the Westminster Library of Henry VIII has been discovered at Lanhydrock, in Cornwall. Annotated marks in book in a unknown hand thought to be the King’s or one of his Clerks. The book was part of a gallery in Lanhydrock’s collections since the 17th Century, the book will be on display in the gallery as the centre of an exhibition called ‘Monarchy & the Book’ at Lanhydrock, Cornwall – Paul Holden (House & Collections Manager-pictured)

‘The Transformation of Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, 1758-1829’, The Country House, 1500-2000 Culture, Community and Context, University of Exeter, January 2002

‘Noxious Fumes and Morbid Lungs: Gas Lighting in Public and Private Buildings’, National Trust Conference on Historic Lighting, Royal Institute, London, April 2002 Paper circulated to historic buildings staff by Queen Anne’s Gate

‘William of Wykeham and his Builders’, Sacred Space, University of Exeter, April 2003

Monitoring the Book Collection at Lanhydrock’, Environmental Monitoring of our Cultural Heritage, English Heritage, National Museums of Scotland, National Library of Scotland et al. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, November 2003

May / June 2004. Won a three-week scholarship through the Victorian Society of America to study architecture in Massachusetts. We concentrated mainly on buildings in the Boston and Newport, Rhode Island, areas, and works by the likes of Richard Morris Hunt, H.H. Richardson, McKim, Mead and White &c..

Presented two lectures entitled ‘The Robartes Family and Lanhydrock’ whilst in the United States.

‘Cottages and White Elephants: The Architecture of Newport, Rhode Island’, Devon and Cornwall Property Managers Conference, September 2004

‘Monitoring the Book Collection at Lanhydrock’, Environmental Monitoring of our Cultural Heritage, English Heritage et al. English Heritage Lecture Theatre, Savile Row, London, March 2005

‘Mrs Mary Hunt (1740-1824): The Transience of a Regency Consumer’, Women’s History Network 14th International Annual Conference, Women, Art and Culture: Historical Perspectives, Southampton University, September 2005

‘Builders and Mortality: A Fourteenth Century Perspective’, The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal 7th International Conference, Bath University, 15-17 September 2005. (Abstract published in Mortality, Volume 10, 2005, p.40)

‘Of Things Old and New: The Works of Richard Coad and James MacLaren’, The Aesthetic Interior: Neo-Gothic, Aesthetic, Arts and Crafts, University of London, 28-29 October 2005

‘DCLI Buildings – From Châteaux / Baronial to Old English’, Cornish Buildings Group Annual General Meeting, The Keep, Bodmin, 26 February 2006

‘Richard Coad, Architect’: Colloquium on Victorian Provincial Architects. University of Liverpool Friday 28 November 2008.

‘Richard Coad in Cornwall’: Lecture given at the AGM of the Cornish Buildings Group. April 2009.

‘Is it scientific and safe?’: the refurbishment of Lanhydrock house in Cornwall. Paper delivered to the Country House Technology conference at Rewley House, Oxford. May 2010

‘Cornish Country Houses’: Lecture given at the Daphne Du Maurier Literary Festival, Fowey, Cornwall. June 2010.

‘A Masterpiece of the Estate Surveyor’s work’: Lecture given at the Past Environments and Sustainable Futures in Cornwall: Early Modern Discourses of Environmental Change and Sustainability conference, Arts and Humanities Research Council in conjunction with the University of Exeter. July 2011

‘Heaven helps those who help themselves’: Technical Protection in Historic Buildings Castles, Country Houses – Quo Vadis II, The Present and Future of Historic Properties. The Second International Conference organised by the National Heritage Institution of Czech Republic. 1st and 2nd November 2012, Sychrov Castle, Czech Republic.

‘The Squire Turn’d Ferret: restoring the reputation of Samuel Molyneux F.R.S. (1689-1728). Paper given to Bath Spa University, Holburne Museum, Bath. March 2013.

‘Passive Fire Protection at Lanhydrock, a case study’, conference organised by Institute of Chief Fire Officers, Pendennis Castle, April 2013.

‘The Collections of the Earls of Radnor (1679-1758)’, Wallace Collection, London, May, 2013. Lecture from research bursary awarded in 2011 from the National Portrait Gallery, London.

‘Mary Toft and the Pleasures of Disgrace’, Georgian Pleasures Conference, Bath Spa University, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, 12/13 September 2013.

‘The Life and Work of William Wynford, Retained Master Mason to William of Wykeham’, Winchester and Memory Conference, University of Winchester, April 2014.

‘Lanhydrock: a Parish at War’ The Country House and The Great War: the European Experience, Maynooth University, Dublin, May 2014.

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‘The London Letters of Samuel Molyneux’, Society of Antiquaries of London, May 2014

‘Trerice Unpicked’, Elizabethan Interiors: Preparing, planning and presentation, National Trust, Montacute House, November, 2014.

‘The Lanhydrock Atlas, Book Conference, National Trust, Saltram, February, 2015.

Pevsner_icon_for_online[2]‘Ghastly Good Taste’: The Cornish Country House 1540-1800, ‘Only a Cornishman would have the endurance to carve intractable granite’: Cornwall’s architecture and architectural legacy. A conference to celebrate the Publication of the revised Cornwall, the first of Pevsner’s 46 Volumes in 4075_Cornish_Builders_Groupthe Buildings of England series. Cornish Buildings Group Conference in Association with Cornwall Heritage Trust, Yale University Press and National Trust, 6-7 March 2015

‘Eulogy to Captain, the Honourable Thomas Agar-Robartes’, St Hydroc’s Church, Lanhydrock, 27 September 2015.

‘Fire Protection in Mansions’, National Museum of Prague ‘Bridges to Fire Protection of Cultural Heritage’ conference. 8 October 2015. National Museum, Prague, 2015. „Nebesa pomáhají těm, kteří si pomohou sami“- organizace požární ochrany v Lanhydrock House. Mosty k požární ochraně kulturních památek odborná konference s mezinárodní účastí.

‘Lanhydrock and the Robartes family’ London Cornish Association, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London, 16 April 2016.

‘Dusty Attics, Damp Cellars and a Chesty Cough: reseraching the Cornish Country House and other stories’ Cornwall Association of Local Historians Spring Conference, Newquay, 26 February, 2017.

‘Place-making, “critical regionalism” and local distinctiveness: what can we learn from the past?’ What architectural design philosophy is appropriate for ‘a land apart’? Cornish Buildings Group Conference in association with RIBA (SW), Cornwall Council and Cornwall Architectural Trust. 7 April 2017.

 Conferences Organised

 ‘Only a Cornishman would have the endurance to carve intractable granite’ Cornish Buildings Group Conference in association with Yale University Press, Cornish Heritage Trust and the National Trust. National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, 6 and 7 March 2015.

‘What is the most appropriate design philosophy for a “land apart”’ Cornish Buildings Group Conference in association with Cornwall Council, Royal Institute of British Architects and the Cornwall Architectural Trust. Burrell Theatre, Truro School, 7 April 2017.

 

 

 

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