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£25/student ticket £15

Following the successful conferences run by the Georgian Group in previous years on Women and Architecture, on the architecture of James Gibbs and on the work of the Adam brothers, our symposium for 2021 will highlight changing perspectives and new research on the architecture of London undertaken since the publication of the latest edition of Sir John Summerson’s Georgian London (1988, reissued 2003). A series of short papers by both established and younger scholars will cover aspects of housing and estate development, public and commercial architecture, places of entertainment and related topics.

This year’s symposium will take place online over Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May. The full programme can be viewed below.

Joining details for the symposium will be sent to ticket holders on Friday 21st May.

Students can purchase a discounted ticket (£15) by clicking here.

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9.30am: Welcome  

9.40: Keynote talk: Elizabeth McKellar Georgian London after Summerson  

10.10-11.25: Session 1 The Restoration and After 

Frank Kelsall – ‘Nicholas Barbon in Holborn’ 

India Wright – The Redevelopment of Middle Temple in the Late Seventeenth Century  

Charlotte Davis – ‘Restoration London Reconsidered: Edward Pearce and Carved Ornament’ 

Helen Lawrence-Beaton – ‘The remodelling of Monmouth House, Soho Square by Thomas Archer’ 


11.25-11.40: Break 

11.40-12.55: Session 2 Eighteenth-century town houses and estate development 

Juliet Learmouth – Living amidst the ruins: Eighteenth-century Whitehall and the Bentinck family’ 

Melanie Hayes – ‘A cultural exchange: The Anglo-Irish in Hanoverian London’  

Rory Lamb – ‘Scottish property in Georgian London: George Steuart and the Duke of Buccleuch’s urban estates’ 

Sarah Milne – ‘Merchants’ houses of Goodman’s Fields Whitechapel’ 


12.55: Closing remarks 



10.30am: Welcome 

10.35-11.35: Session 3 The early nineteenth century 

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan – Charlotte Girdlestone’s early nineteenth-century panorama of Regent’s Park 

Geoffrey Tyack – Beyond the Park: John Nash, the Park Village and Cumberland Market’  

Amy Spencer – ‘Architectural competition and its values at the London University, 1825–6’ 


11.35-11.50: Break 

11.50-12.50: Session 4 Miscellany 

Michael Burdon – ‘A ‘vile and absurd edifice of brick’: London’s Opera House in the Haymarket’ 

Gillian Williamson – ‘Life in Lodgings in Georgian London’ 

Caroline Stanford – ‘The Resurrection is upon us!’ The role of sculpture in Georgian London 


12.50: Closing remarks  


(Image: Regent Street, c.1822, from The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics)


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