The Huddersfield Civic, Modernist and C20th societies will be hosting a talk on the respected architect, Peter Womersley this May.

Best known for his modernist-style work, this lecture, The Best House In Britain, promises to explore Womersley’s architecture throughout his career, moving from houses and government buildings to sports stadia and medical structures.

While his output was limited, nine of his creations are now listed buildings, six in Scotland and three in England. Despite this, Womersley’s name often flies under the radar. This lecture coincides with the public of the first book on the architect, authored by the lecture’s speaker, Professor Neil Jackson.

Neil Jackson is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Liverpool and a Past-President of the SAHGB. An architect and a historian of nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture, he is the author of Pierre Koenig: A View from the Archive (2019), Japan and the West: An Architectural Dialogue (2019) and the award-winning Craig Ellwood (2002).

The lecture will be hosted at the New North Road Baptist Church in Huddersfield on Wed 24 May. Talks will get underway at 7pm, with a £5 donation on the door.

Wed 24 May, New North Road Baptist Church,
New North Parade, Huddersfield HD1 5JU
Brad Lengden
Published on:
Fri 31 Mar 2023