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Critic's Choice: London's Most Important Building

The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP argues that the Houses of Parliament comprise London's most important building.

Dominating the Thames at Westminster, the Houses of Parliament is viewed by Attorney General, the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, as a building of world renown. “Revolutionary in design at the time, it was a motor force of the Gothic Revival while its interior decorations and furnishings inspired new concepts in decorative art, heralding the coming of the Arts and Crafts Movement. 171 years after the building works started, the Houses of Parliament remain the definitive symbol of the British constitution in which some 7,000 people carry out their business daily.” Respondents include Spencer de Grey RA, Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC and Jeremy Melvin. Chaired by Margaret Richardson.


The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP | talks
Spencer de Grey RA | talks
Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC | talks
Jeremy Melvin | talks
Margaret Richardson | talks


Date and Time:

5 March 2012 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Geological Society
Burlington House

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Organised by:

Royal Academy of Arts
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