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Building St.Paul's Cathedral

A lunchtime lecture presented by author and architect James W.P. Campbell.

James W.P. Campbell is the first historian to have written a book concentrating on the men who actually built St.Paul’s Cathedral. Join us for this author talk about those ordinary craftsmen whose work on St Paul’s have previously received less attention: the contractors and overseers, the quarrymen on the Isle of Portland, the humble stonemasons and carpenters who shaped the materials. The story of the building of St.Paul’s also unravels the complicated tangle of the cathedral’s finances and the struggle for money that at one time threatened to undermine the whole enterprise of Sir Christopher Wren. Campbell’s account reaffirms St Paul’s not only as one mans masterwork, but as an incredible collaborative achievement.


James W.P. Campbell | talks


Date and Time:

24 June 2008 at 12:30 pm


30 minutes



Shoe Lane Library
Hill House
1 Little New Street
020 75837178

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Contact: 020 7583 7178 or shoelane@cityoflondon.gov.uk


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