SPAB Celebrates the Centenary of Architect Philip Webb in 2015

Throughout 2015, Britain’s longest established heritage body, SPAB (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) will mark the centenary of the death of its co-founder Philip Webb with a series of events, activities and the re-launch of a major award open to architectural students.

Philip Speakman Webb is often referred to as the Father of Arts and Crafts Architecture. He was the co-founder of SPAB with William Morris and in 2015 the Society will join forces with other organisations and individuals to increase awareness of his important legacy. Webb and Morris were key figures in the Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts movements of the late 19th century.

The events programme includes great events for members:

Who was Philip Webb?
Exploring Webb’s life and work and why he remains so important to the SPAB
Peter Burman (SPAB Guardian)
Thursday 5 March 2015

Philip Webb and Red House
Designing William Morris’s beautifullest place on earth
Tessa Wild (National Trust)
Thursday 12 March 2015

Webb in his own words
Thoughts on editing Philip Webb’s letters
John Aplin (Editor of Webb’s collected letters)
Thursday 19 March 2015

Philip Webb and the Wandering Architects
Webb’s influence on generations of conservation architects
Michael Drury (architect and author)
Wednesday 25 March 2015

Members can book tickets to one or all of these talks by downloading their booking form and returning it to the Education Team, The SPAB, 37 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY or email to Become a member or follow SPAB on Twitter @SPAB1877 and on Facebook.


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