Book tickets to our lecture: Country Life and the English Country House

Our Architectural Editor will be giving an illustrated talk on Thursday October 8th, 2015.

An illustrated talk entitled ‘Country Life and the English Country House’ will be given by the magazine’s Architectural Editor, John Goodall on Thursday, October 8, at 6.30pm. He will examine the role of Country Life in documenting the changing face of the Country House since 1897.

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Dr John Goodall, Architectural Editor of Country Life

John Goodall is the Architectural Editor of Country Life. He is responsible for writing and commissioning the celebrated series of architectural features published in the magazine every week. This autumn his collected articles from the magazine on the contents of parish churches will be published in extended form as Parish Church Treasures. Previous to his present post, John worked as a historian at English Heritage (2003-7), where he was involved in launching the new guidebook series known as the Red Guides and worked on the public presentation of several buildings and monuments. His last book The English Castle (2011) won several awards. John is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, sits on the Fabric Advisory Committees of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Salisbury Cathedral and St Albans Abbey. He has been involved in various television series on history and architecture.

The talk will take place at the Country Life office in the Bluefin Building on Thursday, October 8, at 6.30pm. Tickets, which include a free glass of prosecco, cost £35 each.

To book tickets, visit

Alternatively, send a cheque to: Claire Thompson, 8th Floor, Bluefin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SU

Terms and conditions
Full payment must be made to confirm a place on the trip. Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy apply.

The organiser reserves the right to cancel upon reasonable notice and issue refunds. If the lecture needs to be cancelled, it will be announced two months prior to the event by 1 August 2015. Full refunds will be given if the lecture is cancelled.