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DOD Lecture Series: Edinburgh and the Origins of Global Conservation

Thursday 26 September 12:00-13:00


Dr Sean O’Reilly, Director of The Institute of Historic Building Conservation will discuss how approaches to conservation vary on a global scale and the influence of Edinburgh in the global conservation movement.

This lecture is part of the week-long Doors Open Days lecture series, organised by the Cockburn Association. Each day there are two lectures exploring different aspects of Edinburgh’s architectural heritage and global connections. On 28th and 29th September, 149 buildings across Edinburgh and East Lothian will be open to you to explore for free. Check out the programme on our website, or drop into your local library to pick up a physical copy.

About the Cockburn Association - The Edinburgh Civic Trust
The Cockburn Association, established in 1875, is the oldest civic amenity body in the UK and we are entirely independent from local and national government. We are regarded as an influential and authoritative charity and enjoy the support of a diverse range of individual, affiliate and corporate members. We are active throughout Edinburgh and work, largely through volunteers, to protect and enhance our outstanding environment for everyone.

About the Speaker
Seán O’Reilly (BA, MURP, PhD, FSA Scot, FInstLM, FRSA, IHBC) is director of The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), the UK’s professional body for built and historic environment conservation practitioners (https://www.ihbc.org.uk). In this role he helps shape professional conservation standards, training and services across industry, government and education.

An architectural historian with a Masters in Planning (MURP), he holds Fellowships with the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Royal Society of Arts, and has worked in private and NGO sectors, and at universities in London (UCL); Edinburgh, Sheffield and Dublin and elsewhere. He works extensively on conservation, history and planning, with recent papers on conservation history for a Chinese journal and a US conference.

Event Details

Doors Open Days Lecture Series: Edinburgh and the Origins of Global Conservation
Dr Sean O’Reilly
Thursday, 26 July 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00
£3 (£2 students) | Tickets available online

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (first floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

Image: The stable block at Redhall House in Edinburgh
Credit: The Scotsman

Institut Français Écosse 2019