Cathedrals and Major Churches Close up and in Detail

121 TUTOR: Mike Hope (BA Hons MA MiSTD MCSD FRSA FRGS)

Visit cathedrals and churches across the region with a view to gaining, through comprehensive and detailed tours of each site, their monuments, stained glass, libraries and related buildings, a complete overview of the architectural, artistic and stylistic developments of the past 1,100 years. Discover how fan vaulting, a West Country speciality, developed and spread as well as viewing a large range of stained glass from all periods, including the work of Tom Denny, arguably the most influential and creative stained glass artist currently at work in this country. Meanwhile, you will discover the important role these spectacular buildings continue to play in the life of the region and the nation at large. Destinations may include Gloucester Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey, Worcester Cathedral, Hereford Cathedral, Great Malvern Priory, Pershore Abbey and Bristol Cathedral.

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Mike Hope

BA Hons MA MiSTD MCSD FRSA FRGS

About Mike

Mike Hope is an author, lecturer, curator and designer, he spent over twenty-five years lecturing and holding senior management posts in four universities (Staffordshire, Portsmouth, Nottingham Trent and Plymouth) His last post was as founder Director of Peninsula Arts at the University of Plymouth. In addition he has spent nearly thirty years delivering Summer School Programmes. He has lectured around the world and was a founder board member of The European Academy of Design. He is the Diocesan Advisor for Stained Glass to the Diocese of Exeter. He is a guest academic lecturer for Travel Editions Art & History Abroad programmes. In additions to their cultural tours abroad, he has just embarked on an ambitious five year programme of tours (in conjunction with Travel Editions) to run specialist visits to all 100 of the Cathedrals and Major Churches of England.

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