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Events London Chapter: BELFAST: AN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

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Wednesday February 07, 19:00 P.M.

Dr Paul Larmour is an architectural historian and former Reader in Architecture at Queen's University, Belfast. He is author of many books on Irish architecture and design, including ‘Belfast: an Illustrated Architectural Guide’ (1987), ‘Belfast City Hall: An Architectural History’ (2010), ‘The Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland’ (1992), and ‘Free State Architecture’ (2002). Larmour’s forthcoming lecture for the Irish Georgian Society will focus on the architectural history of the great city of Belfast, with a particular focus on Sir Charles Lanyon and the Victorian era, and buildings such as the magnificent Baroque revival style Belfast City Hall, completed in 1906, following the award of city status to Belfast by Queen Victoria.

Sir Charles Lanyon, architect, engineer, and conservative MP for Belfast city, was closely associated with Belfast throughout his career. His influence and contribution during the late 19th century is evident throughout the whole of Northern Ireland. 

Our Winter lecture will be held at Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street W.1. Doors open at 6.30pm, with wine served on the first floor. The lecture starts at 7.00pm and will last approximately one hour, with a further 20 minutes for questions.

The lecture costs £15 per person (YIGs £10). If you would like to attend, please send your completed application form and cheque, together with an email address or SAE, to Lucy O’Connor, Donald Insall Associates, 12 Devonshire Street, W1G 7AB

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