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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.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services