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Sir Christopher Wren - HOA00015M

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  • Department: History of Art
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Anthony Geraghty
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2023-24

Module aims

This course will provide a detailed study of Wren's architectural career. It will be based on a detailed analysis of the surviving primary sources, with particular emphasis on the study of drawings. More generally, the course is intended to introduce students to archival research in English architectural history.

Module learning outcomes

  • A specialist knowledge of aspects of Wrens architecture
  • Experience of using primary sources, especially architectural drawings
  • A critical relationship to the existing Wren scholarship

Indicative assessment

Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules


Indicative reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

You will receive feedback on assessed work within the timeframes set out by the University - please check the Guide to Assessment, Standards, Marking and Feedback for more information.

The purpose of feedback is to help you to improve your future work. If you do not understand your feedback or want to talk about your ideas further, you are warmly encouraged to meet your Supervisor during their Office Hours.

Indicative reading

  • K Downes, The Architecture of Wren (Reading 1982/88)
  • L Jardine, On a Grander Scale (London 2002)
  • M Whinney, Wren (London 1971)

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