16 Sep 2012
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Europa Nostra UK's Duncan Sandys Lecture will this year be held at Spencer House, London on Tuesday 30 October, and will be given by Sir Donald Insall, CBE, who will speak on 'Living Buildings'.  Sir Donald, an ICOMOS-UK Trustee, has been a defining influence on the conservation of historic buildings throughout the world for over 50 years, both in private practice and in a number of public and advisory appointments.  He has been the recipient of an Europa Nostra Award for Dedicated Service to the Heritage.  His book on the philosophy, principles and practice of conserving historic buildings and towns, published in 2008, carries the same title as the Lecture. Spencer House is widely regarded as London's most magnificent 18th century private palace and is the only one to have survived intact.

The Lecture will be followed by a Reception (wine and dinner, served as canapes) during which guests will be able to tour the House.  The evening starts from 6pm with Tea, followed by the lecture at 6.30pm and the Reception at 7.45pm.  The charge per person is £55 (or £45 for Europa Nostra members). Numbers are limited, so to reserve a place, send details of your name, address and email, together with a cheque payable to ENUK, to Peter Collins, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR as soon as possible.

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