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

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Harcourt Hill

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Glasgow Room, B, Harcourt Hill Campus


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.