06 Aug 2013
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The Twentieth Century Society is running a series of autumn events on the contribution played by engineers to the development of modern architecture in Britain.  'Unearthing the Engineer' events run on Thursday evenings from 31 October to 5 December 2013 at 6.30pm:

  • 31 October - Declan O'Carrol of Arup Associates will look at the collaboration between architects and engineers and the strength of multi-disciplinary working in Arup
  • 7 November - David Yeomans will talk about Felix Samuely, the refugee engineer behind the De La Warr Pavilion, Simpsons in Piccadilly and the Skylon.  David Yeomans is the author of a forthcoming biography of Samuely
  • 14 November - Tony Hunt will talk about his work with Richard Rogers, and on engineering the steel-framed house
  • 21 November - Mark Whitby will focus on Wilem Frischmann, the engineer behind such office buildings as Centre Point
  • 28 November - Elain Harwood on Sir Owen Williams, engineer at Wembley and the Daily Express Building
  • 5 December - Peter Jones on Sir Ove Arup, the leading force of twentieth-century engineering.  Peter is the author of a major biography of Arup.

All events will be held at 6.30pm in The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1 6EJ.  Members of the Twentieth Century Society £8, non-members £10, students £5, all including a glass of wine.  Season tickets are available for the whole series.  Bookings via the Twentieth Century Society website

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