1. Wanstead Park "At Risk" Meeting


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    Since Wanstead Park was placed on English Heritage’s “At Risk” register, the City of London has set up a programme aimed at obtaining lottery money restore the Park. On January 13th…

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    • The Fabrication of Medieval History: Archaeology and artifice at the Office of Works - Dr Simon Thurley


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      The Colin Matthew Memorial Lecture for the Public Understanding of Heritage by Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive, English Heritage This is the 2007 Joint Royal Historical Society/Gresham College Annual…

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      • How the Middle Ages were Built: Exuberance to Crisis, 1300-1408 - Professor Simon Thurley


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        England's economic success peaked in 1300 amidst a riot of architectural excess and was followed by a series of disasters which lasted much of the fourteenth century. Yet against a catastrophic…

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        • The End of the Old World Order, 1530 to 1650 - Dr Simon Thurley


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          The Reformation and the Civil War, two events a century apart, created an astonishing originality and independence in English Building. This is a part of the lecture series 'From Architectural…

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          • English Architecture: Engine House, 1760 to 1830 - Professor Simon Thurley


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            England?s take off as the first industrial nation created a whole new language of building underpinned by technology and by an emerging view of the rest of the world. All our lectures are available…

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            • The Survey of London - Professor Andrew Saint


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              The Survey of London is the closest thing we have to an 'official' history of London, providing a fascinating insight into some of the City's most famous and characteristic districts…

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              • English Architecture, 1830 to 1914: On Top of the World - Dr Simon Thurley


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                Economic dominance brings cultural dominance and the architecture of Empire was, in part, a template for the world. But as the century turned there were already signs of big changes which were to…

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                • Making England: The Shadow of Rome, 410-1130 - Professor Simon Thurley - Gresham College lecture


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                  When the English nation rose out of the ruins of the Roman Province of Britannia, people remained obsessed with their Roman past. Seismic social and political change in 1066 barely upset the vision…

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                  • A New Jerusalem: Reaching for Heaven, 1130-1300 - Professor Simon Thurley - Gresham Collge


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                    During the thirteenth century Jerusalem surplanted Rome as the inspiration for English architecture. Huge national wealth led to an outburst of building of great creativity and individuality. The…

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                    • Building the Victorian City: Splendour and Squalour - Professor Simon Thurley


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                      By 1900 Britain had produced the world’s largest cities and the first industrial cities. These phenomena led to vast technical, social and architectural challenges. Victorian architects and…

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