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When Ruskin meets Thunberg: historic buildings in the age of climate crisis

9 October @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

The President’s Address, to be given by  Mr Michael Taylor, BA, DipTP, MA, MRTPI, IHBC.  Town planner and conservation specialist

The lecture will  trace the origins of British conservation philosophy in the work of John Ruskin and William Morris and the long shadow that they cast over practice to the present day. Can those ideas from the 19th century survive the challenges of the 21st, particularly the urgent imperatives of the climate crisis?

Michael Taylor is a town planner and building conservation specialist with many years’ experience in local government, English Heritage, freelance consultancy, teaching and lecturing.

This event is open to both members and non-members to attend in person. The event will also be streamed using Zoom.

Members: Members will receive an email about a week before the event providing them with the information required to listen to the lecture using Zoom.

Non-members: Non-members may attend either on Zoom or in-person on payment of £5 (student non-members £3) by booking through EventBrite:



New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk
Leicester, LE1 7EA
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