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The Pre-Raphaelites in Oxford

5 Oct — 8 Oct 2021 | Tour Director: Christopher Bourne

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Christopher Bourne,

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expert on the art and architecture of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles 1545 at Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel, Oxford, for three nights.  Afternoon lecture: The Radical & Scandalous Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Day

2

Morning: Oxford Union (library and debating chamber including Pre-Raphaelite murals) followed by Ashmolean Museum (Pre-Raphaelite gallery and Print Room). Afternoon: Oxford Museum of Natural History and Exeter College Chapel. Option to attend Choral Evensong at Merton College (chapel ceiling painted by John Hungerford Pollen).

Day

3

Morning visits to the Oratory Church and St Barnabas Church followed by lecture. Afternoon excursion to see William Morris’s grave at Kelmscott Manor followed by visits to Buscot Park (spectacular works by Burne-Jones and Rossetti) and Great Coxwell Barn.

Day

4

Morning: Oxford Botanic Garden. Tour disperses c 1200.

Tour Dates

5 Oct — 8 Oct 2021

Days

4

Cost

£995

Tour Code

PRE2-21

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FITNESS/PRACTICALITIES

This tour requires a good level of fitness, and participants must meet ACE’s usual fitness criteria, as found in our Booking Terms & Conditions. Please note that this tour will involve a fair amount of walking across flat cobbled ground. Some chapels will require careful navigation of steps and can be dimly lit.

Cost of £995 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded privilege room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, privilege double room for single use supplement £225.

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