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Britain’s Brilliant Art and Architecture: A Queen Mary 2 Voyage
Immerse yourself in British art and architecture as you learn about Baroque and Georgian sites, Victorian arts and national galleries alongside the esteemed Dr. Oliver Cox.
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Program No. 21283RJ
14 days
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Join Dr. Oliver Cox, architectural historian at the University of Oxford, for a voyage into the history and grandeur of England’s architecture and art. Delve into fascinating topics during your crossing on the magnificent Queen Mary 2 then spend four nights in Oxford to experience country manors, eccentric royal residences, outstanding museums and the architecture of the “City of Dreaming Spires.”
Activity Level
Walking and standing for up to three hours at a time. Some stairs in historic buildings.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Amid the opulent surroundings of Queen Mary 2, delve into topics like the Georgian and Victorian periods and the influence of art-loving British monarchs.
  • Discover the diverse architectural styles of Oxford, “The City of Dreaming Spires,” on expert-led walking excursions.
  • Take a field trip to the National Trust's Upton Park, the home of Lord and Lady Bearsted in the 1930s.
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Oliver Cox
Oliver Cox is a historian who is passionate about convincing the general public that heritage and history still matter in the 21st century. He is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow in the Humanities Division at the University of Oxford, and is the creator and manager of the Thames Valley Country House Partnership. Funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund, this partnership is busy finding new ways to engage wider audiences with country houses through exciting events and the innovative use of social media. Oliver’s research on “Rule, Britannia!” has seen coverage on BBC Radio’s Today program, BBC News, as well as in The Times, The Telegraph, The Australian and others. He recently filmed with Ian Hislop, Lucy Worsley, and the BBC’s The One Show. Oliver lives in Oxford and spends his spare time training for his second Ironman triathlon.
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