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Jeremy Gould Returns to Talk to the Coventry Society

Following the success of the talk given by Jeremy Gould in November 2016, Jeremy has agreed to return to Coventry to  talk about post-war development in Coventry, this time focusing on buildings outside the Ring Road. The talk is titled "Coventry the Suburbs" and Jeremy writes:

"The architectural history of British post-war cities has focused on the rebuilding of city centres. This lecture looks at the suburbs where the new Coventrians lived,worked and played. Here, architects and planners tried to create egalitarian, social democratic utopias against a background of political change and financial restriction. The suburbs were at once experimental and traditional; at best forming new communities and places, at worst creating remote, mono-cultural ghettos. Amongst it all was some of the best post-war architecture in Britain."

Jeremy Gould - the making of modern Coventry

Jeremy is a well known arthitectural historian and together with his wife Caroline are the authors of Historic England's book "Coventry: The making of a modern city 1939-73". 

The talk will take place on Monday 13th November 2017 at 6.30 p.m. at the Priory Visitor Centre. Members should note the earlier start time and the change of venue.

The talk is open to non members for a contribution of £2, which includes refreshments. 

Reader Comments (2)

Jeremy's talk last year on the City Centre was superb - and his book on post war Coventry is a must have for anyone interested in the development of the city. Looking forward to this year's presentation.

By Peter Hunter on Monday, November 6, 2017

I am sorry I was not able to make it to the meeting tonight. I have their book and hope they produce one on this subject. I have David McGrory's book on the suburbs, & I would love an update.

By sheila bates on Monday, November 13, 2017

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