Invitation to the Durham World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series

John Grundy: “What makes a good townscape?”

Tuesday 29th April, 5.30 p.m.
VENUE: Room ER140, Elvet Riverside I, New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JT

John Grundy, well-known architectural historian, writer and broadcaster, was born in Cumberland and has lived in the north all his life. He worked for the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission (English Heritage) on the National Re-survey of Listed Buildings. For many years he has written and presented various architectural programmes for both radio and television, and for the past seven years he has had his own television series on architecture. Through his tireless efforts he has introduced thousands of people to the unique and often breath-taking architecture of the North and has become one of the most popular presenters on local television.

In this fascinating talk he will explore issues of architecture, taste and urban planning, with examples taken directly from Durham City and from the North East of England.

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the Birley Room, Hatfield College.

To book a place, and confirm attendance at the reception, please email Raffaella Aliprandi at:

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