The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Bedales School Walk

Bedales Memorial Library

Bedales School Walk

Saturday 3 August 2024

Start time/place: 2pm/Front Entrance of Bedales School, Church Road, Steep, Petersfield GU32 2DG

Finish time/place: 4pm/Front Entrance of Bedales School, Church Road, Steep, Petersfield GU32 2DG

Tour of Bedales School, including Ernest Gimson’s Grade 1 listed Memorial Library with Otto Saumarez Smith and Alastair Langlands.

This is a tour of the buildings of Bedales School. The highlight is Ernest Gimson’s arts and crafts masterpiece Memorial Library of 1921. We will also see Gimson’s Lupton Hall. The event is to mark the publication of Alastair Langland’s new book The Buildings of Bedales. We will also see several other buildings, including the Art block (2016) by Fielden Clegg Bradley, and the Olivier Theatre (1996) by Hampshire County Architects. We will also see the first building built by Mary Medd, a former pupil. 

Otto Saumarez Smith teaches architectural history at the University of Warwick, and chairs the Twentieth Century Society Casework Committee.

Alastair Langlands taught at Bedales from 1973-2001, and has recently published a book on Bedales architecture.

C20 Members: £20 Non-members: £25

For travel information please go to the Bedales website: Information for Visitors | Bedales School

You may like to make a day of your visit to the area and there is a Peggy Guggenheim exhibition currently on at Petersfield Museum: Peggy Guggenheim: Petersfield to Palazzo | Petersfield Museum

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The Twentieth Century Society is an IHBC (Institute of Historic Building conservation) recognised CPD provider.

The Twentieth Century Society is a registered charity, no 1110244A

Above: Bedales Memorial Library (1922). Image credit: Bedales School

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