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

 

Filter lectures:

Ruskin was an early advocate for vernacular buildings - not least for the local associations and hereditary skills they embody in their materials and construction. Peter Burman explores this aspect of Ruskin’s thought and its influence.

Date:
07/03/2019 - 07/03/2019
Audience:
Introductory, General Interest, Leisure Learning
Location:
St. Botolph Without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, LONDON, , LONDON
Price:

£11 per person per lecture for non-members or £10 per person per lecture for members. The fee includes an informal wine reception after the lecture.

In 1877, when vicar, the Revd P N Leakey, enlisted the SPAB’s support to build a new church to save historic St Petrock’s from damaging alterations, Ruskin was among the subscribers. Meriel O’Dowd takes up the story of the church’s rescue and long term care.

Date:
14/03/2019 - 14/03/2019
Audience:
Introductory, General Interest, Leisure Learning
Location:
St. Botolph Without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, LONDON, , LONDON
Price:

£11 per person per lecture for non-members or £10 per person per lecture for members. The fee includes an informal wine reception after the lecture.

Here we explore Ruskin’s attitude to the land, seen in his establishment of a utopian agricultural community in the Wyre Forest near Bewdley as a practical alternative to mass production and mechanisation.

Date:
21/03/2019 - 21/03/2019
Audience:
Introductory, General Interest, Leisure Learning
Location:
St. Botolph Without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, LONDON, , LONDON
Price:

£11 per person per lecture for non-members or £10 per person per lecture for members. The fee includes an informal wine reception after the lecture.

A dialogue exploring the influence and continued relevance of Ruskin’s writings about Venice to conservation in the city - and on the development of the conservation movement world-wide.

Date:
28/03/2019 - 28/03/2019
Audience:
Introductory, General Interest, Leisure Learning
Location:
St. Botolph Without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, LONDON, , LONDON
Price:

£11 per person per lecture for non-members or £10 per person per lecture for members. The fee includes an informal wine reception after the lecture.