an opportunity to preview Saving a Century / Achub Canrif a photographic exhibition celebrating the work of the Victorian Society being held at Cardiff's representative Library until 28 October. An illustrated catalogue is provided free.
A distinguished panel will then discuss the question: Why Conserve? focussing on recent and local examples of conservation issues including Bute Castle and Parks and the Vulcan public house in Cardiff. On the panel:
- Mark Baker PhD candidate at Cardiff Uni.
Author of 'A Royal Home in Wales, Llwynywermod', 'Hafodunos Hall' and
others and co-author of 'Forgotten Welsh Houses'
- Professor Judi Loach has held posts at Cambridge, Oxford Brookes and
Cardiff universities and has been campaigning to save buildings since a
student. Professor Loach is running the UK campaign to save Le Corbusier's
buildings at Firminy-Vert near St Etienne through DOCOMOMO International who campaign to save/record modernist buildings.
- John Edwards MA, DipBldgCons, CEnv, FRICS, FCIOB, IHBC
John was responsible for initiating and leading the award winning Cardiff Castle project where he developed and practiced an integrated approach to project and heritage management. John now works for the Conservation Skills Department of English Heritage.
- Elaine Davey qualified as a building surveyor, read a degree in
art/architectural history and is now a PhD candidate at Cardiff University.
Chair of the Victorian Society's Wales group, serves on the planning
committee of WHGT and other heritage groups, Deputy Area Chair for
Nadfas. Involved in many Welsh campaigns to save buildings/heritage at
- panel moderated by Peter D Cox, chair Cardiff Civic Society
The event is jointly organised by the Victorian Society and Cardiff Civic Society with the assistance of Cardiff Council who manage the Old Library. Tickets for the event can be obtained online and, subject to capacity, may be available on the door.
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Cardiff Civic Society
Cardiff Civic Society is a membership organisation and charity that aims to conserve, sustain and develop the natural and built environment of the city for the benefit of current and future generations.
It is a charity whose objects are improving the built and natural environment of the city. Its role is to provide information and support, research and debate and, where necessary, to lobby local authorities, government and private interests to ensure the achievement of its aims. It runs conferences, workshops, education events and acts as a catalyst for other organisations with similar objectives to exchange ideas and develop skills.
It also runs a programme of informal and social events. for its members in buildings and places that demonstrate concern for the built environment.