Wren Talk: Rory Coonan – Christopher Wren before Architecture: the ‘British Leonardo’

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20 Oct 2022
St Bride Fleet Street


On the anniversary of Wren’s birth, this year’s annual Wren Talk will be given by Rory Coonan, former director of architecture at the Arts Council of Great Britain, and honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Coonan will focus on Wren’s extraordinary but little-known contributions to the scientific revolution from his youth at Wadham from 1640 until his emergence much later as our greatest architect. The lecture also looks forward to Wren’s tercentenary in 2023.

The event is free and will also be streamed live on the St Bride’s YouTube channel. Please register to attend or watch via https://www.stbrides.com/wren

The Talk and Q&A session will be chaired by Paul Finch, Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival.

This year’s lecture is the eleventh in the series. Coonan is a graduate of Wadham College, Oxford, and the Royal College of Art and has worked extensively in major projects in health and care with a current focus on creating affordable, sustainable smart homes for adults with care and support needs.

We are most grateful to the Wren Insurance Association for their generous support of this event.