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Sir Christopher Wren - HOA00015M

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  • Department: History of Art
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Joshua Mardell
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21
    • See module specification for other years: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2020-21

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


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will receive feedback on their summative work within 20 working days.

Indicative reading

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

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.

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