1666 and all that

Wren, the Great Fire and its Global Legacies

This year’s Wren Talk is will be given by Professor Elizabeth McKellar, author of The birth of modern London: the development and design of the city, on Tuesday 17th October at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street.

McKellar will consider how London was remodelled in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London in 1666, exploring Wren’s contribution, the influence of his City plan, and key buildings in places as diverse as Washington, Pretoria and New Delhi.

This year’s lecture is the twelfth in the series. McKellar is Professor Emerita in Architecture and Design History at the Open University, and president of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

The Talk and Q&A session will be chaired by Paul Finch, Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival.

Registration for this event is free, but we hope you might consider making a suggested donation of £10 towards the upkeep and maintenance of this historic building.

You can do so at the Talk or via our St Bride’s JustGiving page. Alternatively, in the UK, text 10STBRIDES or 20STBRIDES to 70470 to donate £10 or £20.

We are most grateful to the Wren Insurance Association for their generous support of this event.

Find out more about the history of the Wren Talk together with an archive of past speakers → https://www.stbrides.com/about-us/wren-talk/

17th October 2023

19:00 - 20:30

St Bride’s Church
Fleet Street EC4Y 8AU


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