Lectures

Held every spring and autumn in London, the SPAB’s popular lecture series offers three or four informal talks linked to an engaging historic building or conservation theme. Lectures are usually held on a weekday evening in Spitalfields and include a sociable drinks reception. Tickets are available on the door, but some lectures are very popular so it’s advisable to book in advance. Discounts are available for SPAB members.

Recent series included:

  • Spring 2018: Traditional & treasured: Heritage in Europe
  • Autumn 2017: Reach of hand, reach of soul - celebrating making
  • Spring 2017: Work worth doing, the SPAB & craft skills
  • Spring 2016: Handcrafted House: making beautiful places
  • Autumn 2015: Everyday Magic: symbol, ritual and atmosphere
  • Spring 2015: Philip Webb: celebrating the centenary of the SPAB’s co-founder

 

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Face to face courses and events due to run between now and the start of July will be rescheduled for later in the year wherever possible. Online events will take place as scheduled. Click to read more.

Date:
30/06/2020 - 30/06/2020
Audience:
Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced, General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
Location:
Nationwide
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Step into summer with architectural historian and seaside specialist Dr Kathryn Ferry on this virtual trip to the coast to explore some of the smaller structures that give the seaside its distinctive sense of place.

Date:
05/06/2020 - 05/06/2020
Audience:
Introductory, General Interest
REF:

SL/20

Price:

£5 pp SPAB members

£6 pp Non-members

Date:
11/06/2020 - 11/06/2020
Audience:
Introductory, General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
REF:

OE4/20

Location:
St Botolph's Church Hall, St Botolph Without Bishopsgate, London, , London
Price:

£15 pp

Find out how the unique Scottish Iron-Age brochs are constructed and conserved.

Date:
12/06/2020 - 12/06/2020
Audience:
General Interest
Price:

£5.00 SPAB Members, £6 Non-Members. Replay available to view until 19th June 2020.

Rachel Morley, Director of the Friends of Friendless Churches and SPAB Trustee, will take a look back over Betjeman's involvement with SPAB, highlighting his most influential conservation campaigning work and considering his legacy.

Date:
26/06/2020 - 26/06/2020
Audience:
Introductory, General Interest
REF:

SL/20

Price:

£5 pp SPAB Members and Betjeman Society Members

£6 pp Non-members