Alistair Fair and Diane Watters discuss twentieth century Scottish architecture
Venue: LT2, Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, University of Dundee, DD1 4EN
Cost: Free – all welcome!
Scotland’s theatres 1951-95
Dr Alistair Fair, University of Edinburgh
St Peter’s, Cardross
Diane Watters, Historic Environment Scotland
Alistair Fair is Chancellor’s Fellow & lecturer in architectural history at the University of Edinburgh. He specialises in twentieth-century architecture in Britain, drawing on original archive sources to place architecture in context and to understand how buildings were conceived, constructed, understood and used. He is currently completing a substantial book on the new theatres built across Britain between the 1950s and the 1980s, and another on contemporary theatre design.
Diane Watters is an architectural historian at Historic Environment Scotland (HES), and teaches at the University of Edinburgh. A specialist in nineteenth and twentieth century architecture and conservation in Scotland, she has undertaken a succession of research based publications and is currently researching the history of Edinburgh’s school architecture.