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Spring Lecture Series: Cities of the British Isles

18/02/2021 – 01/04/2021



Complete Lecture Series, Cities of the British Isles Thursdays 18 February - 25 March 2020 starting each week at 18.30

With travel remaining restricted, the Spring lecture series will take a tour of the British Isles. Each lecture will consider key twentieth-century developments in one location, offering a mixture of the familiar and the unexpected. From the 'new city' of Milton Keynes to Dublin and Edinburgh, where new buildings sat alongside historic architecture, we'll explore the modern urban landscape in all its variety.

18 February - Edinburgh, Dr Alistair Fair

25 February - Oxford,  Professor William Whyte

4 March - Liverpool,  Dr Joseph Sharples

11 March - Nottingham,  Dr Elain Harwood

18 March - Dublin, Dr Erika Hanna

25 March - Milton Keynes,  Professor Guy Ortolano

1 April - Swansea, Catrin Sarah James 

We’ll send you a Zoom link by email after you book, which will enable you to “join” the event, and we’ll be using the Q&A function to take questions at the end. If you’ve not used Zoom before, clicking on the Zoom link will take you through the set-up process, hopefully simply and smoothly! You should receive an automated link within an hour of booking so please check your spam/junk emails if you haven't received this. Any further problems please contact

Members: £18, non-members £30

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