Spring Lectures

All talks require a day admission to the castle. Talks will be held in the Chapel at Powderham Castle at 5pm.

These talks are run by an external team researching at Powderham Castle. 'Cornerstone at Powderham' is part of the University of Plymouth's wider on-site investigation of the castle's history this summer in collaboration with staff and students from the department of Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania.

Wed 16th May: 'Space, Place and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain' Daniel Maudlin, Professor of Early Modern History, University of Plymouth

Thurs 17 May: 'The Interior in the Eighteenth Century' Laura C. Keim, Penn Design, University of Pennsylvania

Fri 18 May: 'The Country House in Devon' Hugh Meller, former historian for the National Trust author The Country Houses of Devon (2015)

Tues 22 May: 'The Country House in Cornwall' Paul Holden, House and Collections Manager, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall (National Trust)

Wed 23 May: 'Traditional Devon Building Materials' Stuart Blaylock, Devon Buildings Group

Thurs 24 May: 'Eighteenth-Century Plasterwork' Geoffrey Preston, architectural sculptor