Pevsner, Nairn and Chichester: revising ‘The Buildings of England’

Tuesday 22 September 2020


The Talk

The lecture deals with the Buildings of England project as a whole since its foundation by the art and architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner in the 1940s;  the two editions of Sussex/ West Sussex (1965 and 2019); and in particular the speaker’s part in the revision of the Chichester article, which was originally written chiefly by Ian Nairn, the crusading architectural journalist of the 1950s and 60s.

The Speaker

Dr Tim Hudson, FRHistS, read Classics and Art History at Cambridge, and gained a PhD there in 18th-century architectural history. He lives in Chichester, and was Editor of the Victoria County History for Sussex for 23 years, contributing 57 articles. He has also written on architectural subjects for Country Life and the Burlington Magazine.


Participant information

Talks start at 6.30pm and last for about one to one and a half hours.  Tea, coffee and cake will be available between 6pm and 6.30pm.  If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.

Please note that three different locations may be used for the evening talks, so please follow signs on arrival.  We have accessible locations for the talks; please let us know on booking if level access is useful.

Fee and refreshments

£14 per person; £12 for Museum Annual Members; £5 for Weald & Downland Museum volunteers. Online booking via   Book five places and get the sixth place free.

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