Wednesday 18th October 2017
EDGAR WOOD – A REMARKABLE MANCHESTER ARCHITECT
David Morris, the Chair of the Edgar Wood Society, will give an illustrated talk on the architect who practised in Manchester at the turn of the 20th century and is regarded as a leading proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement. The talk will look at Edgar Wood’slife, architecture and some recent attempts at conserving his buildings.
Wednesday 15th November 2017
OUTSKIRTS – LIFE IN THE GREEN BELT
John Grindrod, an acclaimed author, will talk about his latest book, ‘Outskirts’ that is both a personal account of growing up on the fringes of London and a meditation on the past and future of Britain’s green belts. A timely talk as it is 70 years since the pioneering 1947 Town and Country Planning Act established the concept of green belts.
Wednesday 17th January 2018
BRITAIN’S NEW TOWNS
Dr Elain Harwood, Senior Architectural Investigator at Historic England, specialises in post-war architecture. She will give a presentation on the history of the New Town movement in Britain between 1940-1970.
Wednesday 21 st February 2018
THE LEGACY OF ZAHA HADID
Melodie Leung is a Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects. Melodie was awarded a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University, New York in 2005. Dame Zaha Hadid is acknowledged as the greatest female architect of all time. She is best known in Britain for her design of the Aquatic Centre for the London Olympics and, before her untimely death in 2016, she had designed the Stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Melodie worked closely with Zaha on a number of her most challenging projects.
Wednesday 21 st March 2018
RETHINKING HERITAGE IN CHESTER
Dean Paton, Managing Director of Big Heritage
Wednesday 18th April 2018
To be confirmed