The Society was established in the 1970s. It aims to encourage the study and enjoyment of architecture, buildings, their contents and settings by organising lectures and visits. It usually holds its lectures in the Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. and enjoys a close association with the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape of Newcastle University. (Read our constitution, revised October 2018).
Understanding Historic Ironwork
Our February speaker is Geoffrey Wallis, a metal conservator with four decades' experience who advises English Heritage on the conservation of historic metalwork. His lecture will illustrate how iron was made and shaped traditionally its different forms, and how it was used in architectural and structural applications. Geoff will also outline how and why it deteriorates and describe some conservation options.
All meetings are held in the Fine Arts Lecture Theatre at Newcastle University, with refreshments available from 7.00, 7.30 for start of lecture. (how to find the venue).
Please note that all access is now via the disabled access door on the Kings Road side of the building.
Members should now have received details of our Summer Away Days to County Down and South Belfast: the dates for this are Tuesday 2nd July to Friday 5th July. We will be staying in an award-winning, converted linen mill in the countryside near Downpatrick. Buildings to be visited in this 'Pale beyond the Pale' range from the Anglo-Norman castles and towers, mansions and churches, to buildings of the Queen's University of Belfast with Ireland's most modern library. More information here, and booking instructions.