20 June 2022 - 20 June 2022
4:00PM - 5:30PM
Please join us for an online panel discussion of the old County Hall, its merits, flaws, and its role in Durham’s environment
The CVAC (Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at Durham University) Community Conversations series was started in 2020, with informal online presentations by members of the North East’s community, on ‘Meaningful Monuments’.
As a continuation and expansion of this series, the Community Conversations will encompass the built and visual environment more broadly, starting with Durham’s environment, in view of City of Culture bid.
Please join us for an online panel discussion of the old County Hall, its merits, flaws, and its role in Durham’s environment. What should we know about this building? How is it valued, and by whom? Panelists will offer their insights and opinions and attendees will be welcome to offer their views or ask questions.
• Martin Roberts, former Conservation Officer for Durham City Council and Historic Buildings Inspector for English Heritage, author of Durham: 1000 Years of History, and the revised Pevsner guide to County Durham.
• David Butler, Durham County Record Office archivist and historian.
• Justine T. Wolfenden, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ancient History and Classics, co-director of Asterion, celebrating neurodiversity in classics, and modernist architecture enthusiast.
• Mary Brooks, Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Co-director of the International Cultural Heritage Management MA programme.
The Zoom link will be sent to those registering.
Register here: Durham’s Built Environment: the old County Hall Tickets, Mon 20 Jun 2022 at 16:00 | Eventbrite