Sir Christopher Wren and the City of London Churches
Wednesday 6 June 2018
Tony Tucker has MA in Modern History from Oriel College, Oxford, is a qualified City Guide and former Chairman of the City of London Guide Lecturers Association, and Trustee of the Friends of the City Churches (FCC). He lectures to various City institutions, the FCC, U3A, and various historical associations. Tony leads regular guided walks for the City of London Corporation, the Friends of the City Churches and numerous private groups. Publications include The Visitor’s Guide to the City of London Churches (2006) and regular contributions to Cityguide magazine and the FCC Newsletter.
This lecture analyses Wren’s life and his career as a scientist, astronomer and architect. It features all his buildings in London, Oxford and Cambridge, before focusing on his City of London churches. In addition to photographs of most of Wren’s buildings, the lecture includes original research into the work of architects in Rome and Paris, which influenced Wren and provided much of his inspiration.
Caption: St Paul’s Cathedral