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£70/£35 (student ticket)

The Georgian Group’s 2023 Symposium, led by Geoffrey Tyack of Oxford University, will form a central focus of the Wren 300 Festival.

Across an immersive full day, Wren’s late work from 1690 to 1723, his subsequent reputation and design legacy will be considered by leading scholars.

Saturday 15 April 2023, The Auditorium, The Levine Building, Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BH

Arrival and Registration – 10.15 for 10.45 start.

First Session:

Geoffrey Tyack – Introduction & Wren’s work in Oxford

Rory Coonan – Wren before Architecture

Jennifer Mitchell – Wren and the Gothic: New Light on the Design and Construction of Tom Tower

Mark Kirby -The furnishing of Wren’s churches


Lunch – 12.45-1.45

Second Session:

Anya Lucas – Wren’s design for the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich

Elizabeth Dean & Matthew Walker – Hawksmoor contra mundum. Criticism, Integrity, and the Memory of Wren in the 1730s

Will Aslet – The “Delayed Fulfilment of Wren”? Wren and the Work of James Gibbs


Break– 3.30 – 4.00

Third Session

Charles Hind – The Sale Catalogues of Sir Christopher Wren and his son Christopher Junior

David McKinstry – From Grudged to Greatness; Wren in the Nineteenth-century


Drinks reception, The Levine Cafe, Trinity – 5.45 to 6.30

Public tickets include a buffet lunch and drinks reception. A limited number of student tickets are available here.

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If tickets have sold out for this event, please email members@georgiangroup.org.uk to be added to the waiting list.


All Day (Saturday)


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