Restoration at St Paul's

Throughout its history, St Paul's Cathedral has frequently needed restoration. This talk, by Derek Keene, Leverhulme Professor of Comparative Metropolitan History at the University of London, looks at the political and cultural context of these restorations.

Opinions on the structural stability of the present cathedral have changed in dramatic ways. There have also been different views on its internal decoration, many of them based on the perception that Wren's work was 'unfinished'.

Successive attempts to remedy this have left a legacy of uncompleted and conflicting schemes, the aesthetic resolution of which is one of the principal challenges of the recent programme of restoration.

Booking information: please call 0870 050 3688 for tickets.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Entry details

Tickets 10 2.30pm

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