If you seek his monument, look around.
Celebrating the life and work of Sir Christopher Wren, a fascinating series of talks will take place across London in four of Wren’s greatest buildings, the Wren London Series, from July – October 2023. A speaker, or panel of speakers, will offer an in-depth perspective of Wren and his work at the Old Royal Naval College, St Paul’s Cathedral, Royal Hospital Chelsea, St James’s Piccadilly, and onboard a specially commissioned Uber Boat by Thames Clippers vessel. The Wren London Series is part of Wren 300, a year-long celebration of Wren’s tercentenary, life and works.
The Wren London Series starts at St Paul’s Cathedral on 4th July in the Wren Suite, with speakers Shahed Saleem, (architect and Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Cities, University of Westminster) and James Campbell (Professor of Architecture and Construction Theory, University of Cambridge; author of Building St Paul’s, Thames & Hudson) in conversation with St Paul’s Cathedral Head of Collections, Simon Carter. The talk will consider the practicalities and process of constructing Wren’s buildings, focusing on the remarkable craftsmen who made his designs a reality and underlining the collaborative nature of design and execution, as well as exploring what it means to build a dome in a place of worship.
Wren300 thanks Olivia Horsfall Turner for her assistance in putting this series together and Tony Hales CBE for his generous support.