George Gilbert Scott: Restorer of Major Churches
Tuesday 23rd October 2012
One of the most prolific architects and church restorers of the nineteenth century, George Gilbert Scott (1811-78) was responsible for the restoration of numerous English cathedrals and abbeys.
Towards the end of his life Scott's restoration practice came under attack from the newly founded S.P.A.B. who accused him of destroying major historical monuments. This lecture explored some of Scott's work at greater churches and his approach to restoration, offering a fresh perspective on his achievement. Our lecturer, Claudia Marx, completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge and works at a London architectural practice specialising in restoration and conservation.