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The 2023 City of Bath UNESCO World Heritage Talks

February 26, 2023 Published by Alex McCoskrie

Six sublime talks that tell the story of Bath through its architecture and history. Chaired by Prof. Barry Gilbertson.

Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (founded 1824), 16-18 Queen Street, Bath.

22nd March @ 7pm: The World Heritage Status of Roman Baths. What is it about Roman remains that keeps them culturally significant? With Peter Davenport BA, MPhil, MIFA, FSA

29th March @ 7pm: Georgian Architecture & The Language of Classicalism. How did the architects of Bath translate classicalism into modern design? With Dr Amy Frost, Senior Curator, Bath Preservation Trust

5th April @ 7pm: Georgian Town Planning – Bath and the Druid Connection. What was it about John Wood, and what does Bath owe to Stonehenge? With Prof Timothy Mowl FSA

19th April @ 7pm: The Bath Hot Springs. Are Bath’s hot springs the source of its magic? With Paul Saynor, Director of Water Production at Wessex Water

26th April @ 7pm: 18th Century Social Ambition. Have Austenite notions of good company something to say about the essential character of Bath? With Prof Elaine Chalus FRHISTS

3rd May @ 7pm: The Landscape of Bath. How do we integrate the landscape of Bath into the OUV? With Andrew Grant (Grant Associates), Chair of the Bathscape Landscape Partnership

Tickets are £4 for members, £7 for non-members, and available here, both in-person and online.