Join us for this lecture by local historian, author and speaker, Mark Davies. Tea and cake will be served after the lecture and questions.
The celebrated designer, writer and illustrator Matthew Rice will talk about why St Barnabas looks the way it does, and will examine some specifics of the neo-byzantine architecture of the Church and then will take everyone on virtual trip to Torcello, Venice.
Matthew Rice has written several unique books on architecture, including Rice’s Church Primer, and Rice’s Language of Buildings. His distinctive attractive style is well known through his illustrations on Emma Bridgewater pottery.
In topaz and beryl: Byzantine St Barnabas. Music, ritual and repertoire in this 'notorious' Oxford church 1869-1919
Taking the inspiration of the title of his lecture from John Betjeman’s famous poem ‘St Barnabas Oxford’, Director of Music of St Barnabas Dr Tom Edwards delves into some of the controversial musical and liturgical history of the church. Followed by questions and tea and cake.