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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Lecture: Modern schools in Belfast: The work of RS Wilshere | Thursday 23 October 6pm - 7.30pm

Modern schools in Belfast: The work of RS Wilshere is an illustrated talk by Dr. Paul Larmour, Architectural Historian & Reader in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast. Dr Larmour will explore the work of the English-born Belfast architect, RS Wilshere who is best remembered for his Belfast schools of the 1920s and 1930s. Overseeing the design and construction of 26 new schools, Wilshere was recognised in his time as having designed the first modern schools anywhere in Ireland. 




Modern schools in Belfast: The work of RS Wilshere is part of Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014 a series of events celebrating modernist architecture in Northern Ireland as part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queens inspired by this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale and the British Pavilion’s A Clockwork Jerusalem. In partnership with & supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council. For more information on Absorbing Modernity events please visit the Belfast Festival at Queens website.

Date: Thursday 23 October
Time: 6pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Ulster Museum
Booking: No registration necessary. Free to attend.

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