George Edmund Street Bicentenary Symposium – Day 2

G E Street (1824-1881), the bicentenary of whose birth we celebrate this year, was one of the most prolific architects of the nineteenth-century gothic revival. Best known today for his design of the Royal Courts of Justice on The Strand in London, he was principally an architect of churches and parochial buildings, which ran into the hundreds.

He was an accomplished designer of church plate, ironwork, stained glass and textiles and published frequently on gothic architecture. He became President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a Royal Academician and Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy.

This symposium at St James the Less, celebrates Street’s work and achievements through a programme of talks in the morning, and visits to his works in the afternoon.

The second day of events will comprise of a morning of talks with three papers on G. E. Street’s church of St James the Less, Pimlico:

Neil Jackson (Professor Emeritus, University of Liverpool): An Architect Abroad: Mr Street en vacances

Colin Kerr (formerly architect to St James the Less): The Urban Church: G. E. Street the designer

Revd Lis Goddard (vicar at St James the Less): The iconography of G. E. Street in St James the Less, Pimlico

The doors will open at 09.30 and coffee/tea and biscuits will be served then and at the mid-morning break. The session will end at 12.45

Second Walking Tour of Victorian architecture relating to G.E. Street

The afternoon walk shall comprise visits to three local churches: St Barnabas, Pimlico; St Stephen, Rochester Row; and St James the Less, Pimlico.

Ticket Price: £30 in the morning and £20 for the afternoon
Date: June 22nd, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Venue: St James the Less church, Thorndike Street, London SW1V 2PS. - View on map