‘The Partners’: Seely & Paget, architects of the Harcourt Hill buildings

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Harcourt Hill

Who this event is for

  • Everyone

Location

Glasgow Room, B, Harcourt Hill Campus

Details

Seely and Paget’s story contributes to the architectural history of Harcourt Hill Campus.

Always known as ‘the partners’, their relationship went beyond a business arrangement: as Paget put it, ‘we became virtually one person’.

In the flat where they lived above their London offices they had a double bathroom; in the grounds of Mottistone Manor, on the Isle of Wight, they had a little ‘shack’ where they could retreat for privacy.

Yet, in a time when sexual activity between men was a serious criminal offence, it is impossible to know how intimate their relationship really was.

The talk will be followed by a tour of Harcourt Hill Campus.