Rowlandson Comforts of Bath

BATH250: Evening Public Lecture and Dance Display

5:45pm - 8:10pm / Thursday 30th September 2021
Type: Other / Category: Department
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30th September 2021 marks the 250th anniversary of the opening of Bath’s magnificent Assembly Rooms. As the queen of the eighteenth century spas, Bath’s healing waters attracted far more than the seriously ill and the worried well: the town offered the visiting Company luxury, culture, diversion and pleasure. The evening’s entertainment will comprise a PUBLIC LECTURE, a Historical Introduction to the 1771 RIDOTTO, 18th century DANCE displays, & a DRINKS reception.

Evening Schedule
17.45–18.00 Welcome and Introduction

Public Lecture
18.00–19.00 Dr Jonathan Foyle (Visiting Professor in Conservation at the University of Lincoln; Director, Built Heritage, Ltd):
The Upper Assembly Rooms: Assembling the Influences on John Wood The Younger’s Design
19.00–19.15 Hillary Burlock (PGR, QMUL): Ridotto Redux, 1771 in 2021
19.25–20.10 Dance Display, Ball Room: Bath Minuet Company
20.10 – Dispersal to a local hostelry for a commemorative tipple!