3 November 2017
The Traditional Paint Forum is pleased to announce our annual conference will be held on Friday 3rd November 2017 at the Admiral’s House, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. The topic for the conference is ‘The Triumph of Illusion’. We will be examining the historic and contemporary use of paint to deceive the eye!
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to take a tour of the ongoing restoration works at the Painted Hall.
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28 November 2017
This national networking forum underlines our role as a key conservation organisation and statutory consultee, working with the County Gardens Trusts to protect designed landscapes. The Assembly provides a perfect opportunity for representatives from across the heritage and landscape sector to network with each other and with members of the County Gardens Trusts; to hear, first-hand, the latest news on issues affecting historic designed landscapes; and to share knowledge and discuss key issues in landscape research, conservation and management.
We anticipate that this event will grow over time to become an annual highlight for the heritage and conservation sector. Do please take the time to attend this event to not only keep yourselves briefed and further explore the role of the Gardens Trust in heritage conservation; but also to share your knowledge and experience, helping our County Gardens Trust volunteers to become even more effective allies in the protection of historic landscapes.
If you would like to book a place,you can do so via the Gardens Trust website, at http://thegardenstrust.org/events/. Tickets are £12 each and include admission to both the Assembly and the evening presentation.
16 October 2017
How can we balance World Heritage Site protection with the demands of a living, breathing city – or are the two hopelessly incompatible? Is World Heritage status an essential brake on steroidal development, or is it, in the words of the mayor of Liverpool, “just a certificate on the wall”? Variously attacked for leading to the “museumification” of sites, the mass influx of tourists, the displacement of local residents, and for being toothless to enforce protection anyhow, is UNESCO listing fit for purpose, or is it an outmoded hangover from another age?
Oliver Wainwright is the architecture and design critic of the Guardian. Trained as an architect at the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Art, he worked for a number of practices, including OMA in Rotterdam and muf in London, as well as in strategic urban planning for the mayor of London’s Architecture and Urbanism Unit. He has written extensively on architecture and design for a wide range of publications and is a regular visiting critic and lecturer at architecture schools internationally.
23 November 2017
The Tale of Three Spiritual Cities
Join us this November as our Vice President, acclaimed historian and broadcaster, Dr Bettany Hughes, weaves a tale of one the world’s greatest – and most ancient – cities.
The city with three names – Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – resonates as an idea, as well as a place. Standing as the gateway between the East and West, this city has served as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires.
Bettany’s lecture is based on the extensive research undertaken to write her epic biography of Istanbul from 6,000BC to 1924. In particular, she will investigate the story of religion and faith in this, the centre of Christendom, and civilisation’s desire to understand the world in spiritual terms.
The audience will have a chance to ask Bettany their questions, purchase a copy of her latest book Istanbul and enjoy light refreshments during a drinks reception included in the ticket price.
Our members receive a special rate on tickets. If you’d like to become a member to enjoy this special rate click here or call us on 0800 206 1463.
Our Annual Lecture is held each year in celebration of the life and work of the late Candida Lycett Green, a passionate champion of historic English churches and former Vice President of The Churches Conservation Trust.
8 November 2017
Planning for Sustainable Development
Professor Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA – Founder and Chief Executive, The Ecological Sequestration Trust
193 UN member states, including UK, adopted the Sustainable Development Goals on September 25th 2015.These 17 goals and objectives are transformational with respect to inclusive growth-leaving no-one behind in having access to basic services, education and healthcare plus transforming energy systems to avert climate change, adapting to climate change risks like intense rainfall and the critical management of resources to allow ecological systems to recover. A target is set to achieve the outcomes by 2030. Click here to read more.
Tickets £15 inc. VAT Book here
The RTPI’s Annual Lecture is widely anticipated and attracts a large and diverse audience. A generous endowment for the lecture was received from Dalia Lichfield in 2011 and this has ensured that the particular contribution of the late Professor Nathaniel Lichfield, in developing approaches to planning that cross boundaries and integrate different fields of thinking and research, is also reflected and celebrated.