- Wednesday, 14 November, 2018
18:00 - 19:30
The Inaugural Colin Amery Memorial Lecture on “The Fabric of the City” delivered by Sir Roger Scruton.
About Sir Roger Scruton
Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher. He is the author of over 40 books and has specialised in aesthetics with particular attention to music and architecture. His key works include The Meaning of Conservatism, The Aesthetics of Architecture and How to Be a Conservative. He is currently senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and Professor in the Humanities Research Institute at Buckingham University. Sir Roger is also is a regular contributor to The Spectator Life magazine and has made documentaries for television and radio, namely Why Beauty Matters for the BBC.
About Colin Amery
Colin Amery was a pre-eminent architectural historian. Through his journalism and books, he championed popular architecture and campaigned for the preservation of historic buildings. Colin was Assistant Editor of the Architectural Review and then architectural critic of the Financial Times for 20 years. His books include The Lost World of Pompeii and, co-authored with Dan Cruikshank, The Rape of Britain. He was an architectural adviser to the Prince of Wales and also a Director of the World Monuments Fund in Britain. Colin died in August 2018.