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ONLINE EVENT: Monumental Designs on Democracy: Wembley to Waterloo - Neal Shasore




ZOOM EVENT: Autumn Lecture Series 2023: Monumental Designs on Democracy: Wembley to Waterloo - Neal Shasore

Thursday 9 November  at 6.30 pm 

Neal will reflect on his recent book, Designs on Democracy, including the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, Grey Wornum's headquarters for the RIBA at 66 Portland Place, and Giles Gilbert Scott's visions of the Thames riverside.

Neal Shasore is Head of School and Chief Executive of the London School of Architecture. Designs on Democracy: Architecture and the Public in Interwar London was published by Oxford University Press. A co-edited volume (with Jessica Kelly), Reconstruction: Architecture, Society and the Aftermath of the First World War, was published by Bloomsbury Academic earlier this year. He is a trustee of the Architectural Heritage Fund and the Twentieth Century Society.

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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Above image: British Empire Exhibition Wembley Poster.