Our next lecture on on Tuesday 3rd July when Oliver Everett will speak on  THE TAJ MAHAL: ITS ARCHITECTURE, ORIGINS, CONSTRUCTION, INTERIORS AND SURROUNDINGSThe Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The lecture traces the origins of its design, its site in Agra, how it was built, the craftsmen, the interiors and its surrounding buildings and gardens.