Oxford & The English Countryside: Featuring Downton Abbey

August 21-29, 2015

Blenheim Castle-CotswoldsWEB
Discover the true character and timeless charm of the storybook villages of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.Exclusive visit with Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill at Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a private lunch. Accommodations in the charming Old Swan & Minster Mill in the quaint Cotswolds village of Minster Lovell. Accommodations in Oxford’s landmark Macdonald Randolph Hotel. Stroll Oxford University’s historic college buildings and inviting quads. Private Farewell Dinner in one of the oldest colleges. Enriching educational lectures. Exclusive Town & Country Forum™ for discussion with locals.

Study Leader Information

Excursions Led by Local Experts Accredited by the British Guild of Guides and Richard Wagner, Ph.D., AIA, is founding director and professor of the Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program at Goucher College. He is also a principal with David H. Gleason Associates, Inc., Architects where he specializes in historic preservation and rehabilitation projects. He earned his Ph.D. in architecture from the University of Edinburgh and his B.A. in Architecture from the University of Virginia. Dr. Wagner previously served as Urban Program Manager and Director of Special Initiatives for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center.

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