Lecture, Central London, Tuesday, 14 Mar 2023 - 18:00

Picturesque Engineering: Telford's Highland Roads and Bridges

Bridge across river

In partnership with the Fulbright Commission.

In 1819, Thomas Telford and Robert Southey went on a six-week tour of the Scottish Highlands to inspect the region’s newly built roads, bridges and canals. What compelled this unlikely duo, the “Colossus of Roads” and Britain’s Poet Laureate, to undertake one of the greatest road trips of the Picturesque era?

Landscape historian and Fulbright scholar Paul Daniel Marriott explores the legacy of their extraordinary journey, meticulously chronicled by Southey, on travel, transport and design in the twenty-first century.

Dan Marriott

Professor Paul Daniel Marriott

Paul Daniel Marriott (Dan) is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed landscape architect and is Principal...

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