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In at the deep end: Securing a future for Moseley Road Baths

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The Art Workers' Guild

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Our annual Mellon Lecture this year will be by Simon Inglis, specialist on the architecture and heritage of sport and recreation.

Since 2004 he has edited the Played in Britain series for English Heritage (now Historic England). Born in Birmingham, not far from Moseley Road Baths (where he first learned to swim), Inglis studied history and history of architecture at University College London, then freelanced for various publications, including the Guardian, Observer and Radio Times. He has curated exhibitions for the Building Centre and the British Council, been a regular contributor to radio and television, has travelled and lectured extensively, and written a number of books. Two of his titles – Engineering Archie, the biography of the football ground designer Archibald Leitch, and Played in London – were shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, while another, on British football grounds, was chosen by journalist Frank Keating as the best sports book of the 20th century. Other titles include Played in Manchester, Played in Birmingham (co-written with Steve Beauchampe), A Load of Old Balls (on the design and manufacture of balls in sport) and Great Lengths - on the historic indoor swimming pools of Britain (co-written with Dr Ian Gordon). A recent highpoint in his work for English Heritage was the listing of a 1970s skatepark in Essex, a world first that made the 10 o'clock news. The Daily Telegraph described Inglis as 'an iconoclastic historian' and 'a living national treasure' who should 'be encouraged at all costs'.

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