Friends excursions: Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
Join fellow Friends for a talk about the history and work of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings by Director Matthew Slocombe, followed by a tour of the society’s wonderful Huguenot-era building in Spital Square.
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) was originally founded by William Morris and other notable members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, who were concerned that well-meaning architects were destroying the historic fabric of too many buildings in the process of restoring them.
Today, the society runs with the same ethos and manifesto, based in the historical Spital Square near Spitalfields market. Friends will learn about the society’s building and history as well as the practical services the society offers, such as courses for conservationists.
● Fully booked
Wednesday 1 November 2017
6.30 — 8.30pm
Meet at SPAB, 37 Spital Square, London E1
£33. Includes drinks and nibbles.