Winter Lectures Series 2020/21

Winter Lectures Series 2020/21

AHSS Strathclyde Group publish their programme of online talks!

Because of the continuing uncertainty about safe use of public meeting spaces, we are scheduling our entire season of winter lectures as online talks via Zoom. Tickets will be available in due course on Eventbrite.


Thursday 22nd October. 7.30pm
Liverpool Architecture

Joseph Sharples, Curator of Mackintosh Collections at the Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery and author of the Pevsner Architectural Guide to Liverpool, gives an introduction to the buildings of the great Victorian city on the Mersey, Glasgow’s rival to the title, Second City of the Empire.


Thursday 19th November. 7.30pm
Scottish Architecture’s Pioneering Women

Rachael Purse discusses the life and work of Scotland’s pioneering women architects, celebrating their achievements, and shedding light on the struggles they faced.


Thursday 21st January. 7.30pm
A Symphony in Stone

Tony Burton, Director of the Planning Exchange Foundation, presents his film on Glasgow’s magnificent and unique Victorian and Edwardian architecture and townscape, introduced by Bill Paterson and dedicated to the late Gavin Stamp.


Thursday 18th February. 7.30pm
Scottish Traditional Shopfronts: benefit or burden?

Dr Lindsay Lennie looks at the architecture of Scottish shopfronts and considers how we can make the most of them in the challenging circumstances facing town centres.


Thursday 18th March. 7.30pm
Buildings of the University of Glasgow, 1451-2020

Nick Haynes, historic environment consultant, traces the architectural history of the University from its origins in the High Street to the most recent developments at Gilmorehill.
This talk was postponed from last year.