Dame Fiona Reynolds, former Director-General of the National Trust, on 'The Fight For Beauty'

Dame Fiona Reynolds
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Doctorow Hall
St Edmund Hall
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Lectures and seminars
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Free for staff, members and alumni of the University of Oxford; otherwise, please consult the link below
Disabled access?
Booking required

Booking  Staff, members and alumni of the University of Oxford need only send an email message to pjcoll@maths.ox.ac.uk confirming their attendance.  Others wishing to attend should consult the link below.

Disabled Access  There is a lift to take those requiring assistance to reach the first-floor Doctorow Hall to let us know beforehand on pjcoll@maths.ox.ac.uk

Concerning the Duncan-Sandys Lecture  Dame Fiona ReynoldsMaster of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, and formerly Director-General of the National Trust, will deliver this year's Duncan-Sandys Lecture on 'The Fight for Beauty'. Her writings on the topic, including her recent book, have given timely impetus to the importance of 'beauty' as a central concern in current discussions on the protection and enhancement of our natural and cultural heritage.

The lecture series commemorates Lord Duncan-Sandys, who was for many years President of Europa Nostra and led the cultural heritage organisation during its formative years. More information about Europa Nostra (President: Maestro Placido Domingo) can be found at www.europanostra.org/. The University has received Europa Nostra international awards in the past, for example for its restoration and development of Duke Humfrey’s Library in the Bodleian and the Ashmolean Museum.

The talk will be followed by a Reception with canapés and wine, for which there is a charge.

Reception Registration: please send a cheque for £25 to Dr P.J. Collins, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, OX1 4AR made out to ‘Europa Nostra UK’ and marked ‘Reception’ together with your name and email address (for confirmation) to arrive by 15th August. (See above for Registration for the Lecture only.)

The lecture is part of the Europa Nostra UK Annual Meeting, 17th-20th September 2018.  Its one-day conference on 19th September will concentrate on a new initiative to promote the cultural heritage of Europe's historic universities. Further details of this one-day conference can be found listed on this website, entitled ‘European Historic Universities as World Heritage Sites’.

For further information about all events during the meeting, please consult the following link: http://www.europanostra.org/events/europa-nostra-uk-annual-meeting-in-oxford/