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ONLINE EVENT: Monumentality on the Mersey: The Architecture of Herbert J. Rowse, Iain Jackson




ZOOM EVENT: Autumn Lecture Series 2023: Monumentality on the Mersey: The Architecture of Herbert J. Rowse, Iain Jackson

Thursday 19 October at 6.30 pm 

Iain Jackson will discuss some of the major projects designed by Rowse from the Portland stone moderne Mersey Tunnel, India Buildings and Martins bank, through to the giant brick tunnel extracts, Philharmonic Hall and ‘battle of the plans’ Woodchurch Estate.

Iain Jackson is professor at Liverpool School of Architecture and codirector of the AHUWA research group. He co-authored a monograph on Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew and one on Herbert J. Rowse in the series Twentieth Century Architects. He is currently researching the architecture of the United Africa Company with a focus on their projects across Western Africa

Zoom ticket price:  C20 Society Members- £6;    Non-Members- £8; Young C20 member + guest – Free; Student + guest- £4.

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Note: This event is hybrid and is being run both in-person at Cowcross Street Gallery and online via Zoom. The event will be recorded and offered as a catch-up lecture for those who have booked, and will be available for two weeks.

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The Twentieth Century Society is an IHBC (Institute of Historic Building conservation) recognised CPD provider.

The Twentieth Century Society is a registered charity, no 1110244

Above image: Ventilation Station, Woodside, Birkenhead, Wirral, Herbert Rowse, 1931-34. Photo: John East.