Saving a Century: Pevsner, Conservation & the Victorians
- What:Membership Events
- Where:The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Historian Nikolaus Pevsner reserved some of his best adjectives for Victorian architecture: “ham-fisted”, “distressing”, “flabby”, “noisy”, and “rum”.
But he also considered it indispensable, being the most vivid record of a period when Britain led the civilised world. Under his leadership, the Victorian Society fought to conserve these buildings to such an extent that it is credited with having saved a whole century. Join writer Susie Harries as she looks at Pevsner’s views on the Victorians, the battles he won, and those he lost.
15.00 – 16.00
£10 (no refreshments)