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James-stourton
James Stourton

Master of St Cross Lecture. British Embassies: Their Diplomatic and Architectural History

James Stourton

Thursday, 22 March 2018

2:00pm

1 hour

St Cross College

£7 - £12.50

Art historian and writer James Stourton looks at how Britain has expressed its character to foreign nationals through its embassies abroad.

Stourton says Britain’s embassies all have a story to tell, whether they are Lutyens buildings in Washington, grand palaces in Europe, lovely old colonial buildings in Asia or a secure compound in the Middle East. Stourton’s book is a mixture of history, architecture, diplomacy and gossip and is accompanied by newly commissioned photographs by Luke White.

Stourton spent 30 years at Sotheby’s after graduating as an art historian. He organised many famous sales before becoming chairman of Sotheby’s in 2007. He left in 2012 to pursue academic interests. He is author of several books, including Great Collectors of Our Time: Art Collecting since 1945 and Great Houses of London.

Stourton will be introduced by Carole Souter, master of St Cross, and a former chief executive of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund.

Art, Architecture and Design

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine