Tickets are now on sale for the Society’s Lecture: The role of heritage and conservation in the future of London at 8.00pm in St Alban’s Church, South Parade, W4 5LG.
What does the future hold for London’s historic environment and for suburbs like Bedford Park? Emily Gee, London Planning Director for Historic England, will talk about the prospects for the conservation of key areas of London and Bedford Park in particular.
She will discuss the work of Historic England, including current priorities and pressures in the capital, and how we can all work together to celebrate and protect our historic environment. The talk will also focus on how people and societies can contribute their knowledge.
This special event has been arranged by the Society as part of this year’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the listing of 356 houses in Bedford Park, which led to the creation of the conservation area.
Emily has worked at Historic England since 2001 and was previously Head of Listing Advice. She has a degree from Smith College, an MA in architectural History from the University of Virginia and a diploma in Building Conservation from the Architectural Association. She has published on Victorian and Edwardian housing for working women and on listing, including post-war buildings and issues of diversity.
To reserve your place now: order your ticket at £10 per person, online plus a 70p administration fee per ticket or pick one up from Postmark in Turnham Green Terrace.
Drinks will be available from 7.00pm. This is an open event and all are welcome.
Our ever-popular Betjeman Lecture has been rescheduled for next spring/early summer. Details will be announced in the New Year.