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History Society Lecture
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'The Smirkes and the Inner Temple - The Building of the Victorian Inner Temple'

Speaker: Dr Geoffrey Tyack (Kellogg College, University of Oxford)

For fifty years in the middle of the 19th century, Sir Robert Smirke and his younger brother, Sydney, were responsible for the remodelling of the Inner Temple. By 1870, over half the Inn had been rebuilt to their plans. Much of it remains although the Hall, library and Treasury were destroyed in the fateful bombing of May 1941.

The brothers, particularly Sir Robert, were among the most significant architects of their time with buildings such as the British Museum and its reading-room to their credit. Their work reflected the changing tastes of the times from Classicism to the Gothic Revival and fine examples can still be seen in the Inn today.

In person and livestreamed from The Inner Temple, London
Doors open: 5.30pm
Lecture: 6pm - 7pm (GMT+1)
Reception: 7pm - 7.30pm

Non-Members: Please scroll beneath the Members Login box and click Add Ticket. If you experience any issues booking, please email members@innertemple.org.uk

Please note that a recording of this lecture will be made available on www.innertemple.org.uk/historylectures

Cancel by: 16/10/2023
Please note: cancellations made after this may not be refunded.


Start Date: 24th October 2023 at 6:00 pm


End Date: 24th October 2023 at 7:30 pm


Inner Temple Lecture Theatre


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