Annual Lectures


Revisiting the Studies in Conservation, 1968: Bath, Chester, Chichester and York

Prof. John Penlebury (University of Newcastle


The legacies of Ireland's eighteenth century urban renaissance

Prof. David Dickson (Trinity College, Dublin)


'Chongqing in darkness and light': how the history of a World War II capital is changing China's present and future

Prof. Rana Mitter (Oxford University)


Making the Fabric of History: Asa Briggs and Jim Dyos as Urban Historians

Prof. Sir David Cannadine (Princeton University)


Nature, the Past and the English Town: A Counter Cultural History

Prof. Peter Borsay (University of Aberystwyth)


New Perspectives on Patrick Geddes' Indian Reports
Helen Meller (Emeritus Professor of Urban History at the University of Nottingham)


The Heritage Industry Revisited
Professor Robert Hewison (The Ruskin Research Centre, Lancaster University)

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Black Baudelaires, Bohemias and the Bronx: Experiences and Perceptions of South African Cities, 1940s to 1960s
Professor Vivian Bickford-Smith, University of Cape Town

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The Architecture of Hurry
Professor Richard Dennis (UCL)


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