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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The Modernist Masterpiece 'In a Box'
A lecture and site visit presented by Bryan Dickson (National Trust for Scotland)

Date:
09/05/2020 - 09/05/2020
Audience:
General Interest, Leisure Learning
Location:
Hill House, Upper Calquhoun Street, Helensburgh, , Helensburgh
Price:

SPAB Members: £11.00

Non-Members: £12.00

Join us for this evening event where the joint winners of the SPAB’s 2019 Philip Webb Award will present their schemes, both re-introducing semi-industrial uses to former manufacturing sites in an advanced state of dereliction.

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

Join the SPAB and the Betjeman Society for a visit to the remarkable church of St Anne's, Limehouse, with a talk by architect Julian Harrap.

Date:
16/06/2020 - 16/06/2020
Course Type:
Evening Course
Audience:
Introductory, General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
REF:

OE2/20

Location:
St Anne's Church, London, , London
Price:

SPAB or Betjeman Society Member £15 pp
St Anne’s Church/Care for St Anne’s members £15 pp
Non-member £20 pp

Join the SPAB and the Betjeman Society for an evening lecture by Professor Frances Spalding CBE.

Date:
10/09/2020 - 10/09/2020
Audience:
Introductory, General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
REF:

OE3/20

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

SPAB or Betjeman Society Member £11 pp
Non-member £12 pp

Castle House, Bridgwater
Rescuing early concrete from ruin
A lecture presented by Henrietta Billings (SAVE) and Chris Balme (Ferguson Mann Architects)

Date:
24/09/2020 - 24/09/2020
Audience:
General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
REF:

SL3/20

Location:
The Society For The Protection Of Ancient Buildings, 37 Spital Square, LONDON, , LONDON
Price:

SPAB Member £11 pp
Non-member £12 pp