Talk Monday, 1 October 2018

Earl of Shaftesbury and St Giles

Learn about the thirteen-year restoration of the historic manor house in Dorset with the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury

  • Monday, 1 October 2018

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £18.00

    Includes wine reception.

Earl of Shaftesbury and St Giles photo

When Nicholas Ashley-Cooper unexpectedly became the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury he inherited a house in the idyllic Dorset countryside that his family had owned for 600 years but which had fallen into disrepair. Join him for a discussion of how, over the last 13 years, Nick has brilliantly brought St Giles House and the surrounding landscape back to life, creating spaces that honour the past while being suited to twenty first century living, working with the world's top artisans and craftspeople on this award-winning restoration.