Every year The Guildford Society holds its Annual Architecture Lecture hosted by the University of Surrey. Run by volunteers to provide a forum for debate about the issues affecting Guildford Town and Borough, the Society is known for holding lectures, events and public meetings related to planning issues.

This year’s Annual Lecture will take place on Wednesday 8 November at 7pm at the Rik Medlik Building on the University’s Stag Hill campus. The Society will be pleased to welcome guest speaker, Chris Lamb, Director of the environment design advice service, Design South East, who will discuss the often controversial topic of developing historic environments.

Commenting on his theme, Mr Lamb said: “The South East plays a huge role in the UK economy and is the gateway to mainland Europe. The region is facing the enormous challenge of accommodating new homes and infrastructure while maintaining its status as one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Good design is at the heart of that conundrum, and the key to ensuring that the South East remains an exceptional place to live, work and visit.”

Patricia Grayburn MBE from the University of Surrey said: “The University is delighted to host the 11th Annual Architecture Lecture here on campus. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to The Guildford Society, Chris Lamb and to any other guests who wish to join us for one of the main events in The Society’s calendar.”

To register for a free ticket for the lecture, please contact the University of Surrey Box Office on 01483 686876 or email:  boxoffice@surrey.ac.uk

Annual Architecture Lecture Information 

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For information about membership of The Guildford Society, please email:  membership@guildfordsociety.org.uk