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Sir Christopher Wren and the English Baroque Jo Walton Thursday 04 April 2019

St. Paul’s Cathedral has become one of the icons of Britain; from the paintings of Canaletto to Photographs of the Blitz, it rises above London.  In this Lecture we look at the remarkable genius of its creator, St. Christopher Wren: scientist, anatomist, mathematician, architect and urban planner.  Set amidst the lively and vibrant period of the Restoration and the Great Fire, finding out how he transformed the skyline of London and created a new language for architects in England