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IN PERSON: Austen St Barbe Harrison: The Un-Englishman: An architect at Empire's End - Ellis Woodman



The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street

IN PERSON: Autumn Lecture Series 2023: Austen St Barbe Harrison: The Un-Englishman: An architect at Empire's End - Ellis Woodman

Thursday 16 November  at 6.30 pm 

The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6E  

Born in London in 1891, Austen St Barbe Harrison worked extensively across the British Empire during its final turbulent decades.  His major realised projects include the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem (1927-35) and the University of Ghana in Accra (1948-60). One of the most gifted and original English architects of his generation, Harrison had a complex relationship to the political contexts of the countries for which his work was designed.

Ellis Woodman is the director of the Architecture Foundation.  His biography of Austen St Barbe Harrison, The Un-Englishman: An architect at Empire's End will be published by MACK in 2024.

In Person ticket price: C20 Society Members -  £10;  Non-Members - £ 15;  Young C20 member + guest- Free;  Student + guest- £5.

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Includes a glass of wine

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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.

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Above image: Austen St Barbe Harrison, Archaeological Museum, Jerusalem, 1930-38