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Pugin - God’s romantic Victorian Architect Hugh Ellwood Wednesday 11 September 2019

An extraordinary story of a self-educated man who was shipwrecked, bankrupted, widowed twice, yet kick-started the Gothic revival and changed the face of Victorian England before he went mad and died at the age of 40.

 

Hugh Ellwood

Hugh studied philosophy in Rome, followed by a degree in architecture at the University of Manchester. Previously he was an architect partner with Building Design Partnership, the largest multi-discipline design organisation in the UK, and was for some years an external examiner in architecture at the University of Manchester.   Hugh is a practising watercolourist, and has also lectured extensively to various societies and organisations, including cruises, on art and architecture