Guest Lecture Series

Each semester the Liverpool School of Architecture holds a quest lecture series, with noted practitioners from the fields Architecture, Design and Art invited to speak to our undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts.

Any queries please contact Sandy Britton on

All lectures are free open access events, however in some cases prior booking via EventBrite is required. Unless othersiwse stated all lectures take place at 5.30 pm in the Budden Lecture Theatre, Leverhulme Building.

For information on previous years lectures, visit our archive.

Spring Semester Lectures 2018

Thursday 1st February

Shepard Robson Link

Sheppard Robson

Launch of their 2018 Jicwood prize 

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Thursday 15th February

Mark Swennarton Link

Professor Mark Swenarton

Cook’s Camden

The Making of Modern Housing

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Thursday 1st March

Liverpool Young Architects Link

Liverpool Young Architects    

Tales of postgradute paths

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Thursday 8th March


Emilio Caravatti


architecture and community

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Autumn Semester Lectures 2017

Thursday 28th September

A New Cathedral 1960

Dominic Wilkinson

A New Cathedral 1960

The competition for Liverpool's Catholic Cathedral

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Thursday 5th October

Inhabitable Infrastructures

CJ Lim

Inhabitable Infrastructures

Science fiction or urban future?

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Tuesday 10th October

Cultural Memory and Architecture

Robin Monotti RMA

Cultural Memory and Architecture

1.00pm Start

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Thursday 19th October



Everything Else is Still an Option

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Thursday 26th October

Ben Derbyshire Link

Ben Derbyshire RIBA President

'Change is necessary ' The future of the RIBA 

Talk with Q&A

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Thursday 9th November

Stephen Bayley Link

Stephen Bayley

Quentin Hughes Memorial Lecture

Seaport - Liverpool’s ineffable sense of place

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Thursday 16th November

Welsh Streets Link

Nina Edge and Dr Gareth Carr

The Welsh Streets of Liverpool 

5.30pm, Introduced by Neil Jackson

Talk with Q&A 

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Thursday 23rd November

Richard Pare Link

Richard Pare 

Architecture and Photography

From the lost vanguard to Le Corbusier

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Thursday 30th November

Caroline Voet

Caroline Voet

Dom Hans van der Laan

A House for the Mind

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Thursday 14th December

Professor George Baird

Professor George Baird

Japanness: Atelier Bow-Wow

Introduced by Michael Wilford

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