Capability Brown Conference: Moving Heaven and Earth

05 August - 07 August 2016
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2016 marks the tercentenary of the birth of 'Capability' Brown, England’s Shakespeare of Gardening.  The setting of Madingley Hall illustrates just one of his earth-moving projects. His inspirations as well as his engineering, hydraulic, architectural and artistic skills will be analysed through his major works. And still capable? This weekend conference will explore his ongoing relevance to landscape and water management

The conference is open to the general public and advanced pre-booking advised:

  • £300  non-resident
  • £420 – including single accommodation
  • £400 – including twin or double (per person, 2 people sharing. 

Online booking available  -
To book by telephone - 01223 746262
Enquires – Public Programmes Co-ordinator, Clare Kerr, 01223 746237


Further Details

  • Event type:  Conference
  • Cost:  £300 - £420
  • Location:  University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge, CB23 8AQ
  • Opening times: 

    Arrival from 16.30 on Friday with dinner at 7pm.
    First lecture at 20.30 on Friday evening
    All day Saturday
    Depart after lunch on Sunday

  • Accessibility Details:  Madingley Hall offers parking at the front of the Hall for people with mobility impairments where level access is provided to the building, dining room, bar and ground-floor teaching rooms. A platform lift provides access to the rooms on the first-floor b
  • Telephone:  01223 746262
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