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Clive Aslet hosts the 2014 Annual Lecture

On the 16 of October this year Clive Aslet – an award-winning writer and journalist will present The Churches Conservation Trust’s annual lecture in central London. The lecture has proved to be a popular event over the previous few years with speakers including Terry Jones, Candida Lycett Green and Ptolemy Dean.

The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) is the national charity protecting historic churches at risk. As part of the charity’s World War l commemorative events Clive will present his lecture on war memorials based on his book War Memorial about the people who laid down their lives for us, and who will always be remembered.

Clive says - ‘There are said to be 100,000 war memorials in this country. They’re such a familiar feature in the landscape of our lives that we don’t always ask how they came to be created or what they mean. Everyone’s attention, though, will be focused on these monuments – many in association with churches – during the four years of the First World War centenary. They are public documents but so often we have forgotten the way to read them, because the people behind the names have been lost.’

This informal event provides guests with the opportunity to learn more about CCT and meet with members of the charity’s board and the speaker as well as supporters and volunteers. The ticket price includes a complimentary pre-lecture drink and light refreshments. The lecture will be of interest to history enthusiasts, those that are interested in war memorials and historic churches.
Clive Aslet is an award-winning writer and journalist, acknowledged as a leading authority on Britain and its way of life. In 1977 he joined the magazine Country Life, was for 13 years its Editor and is now Editor at Large. He writes extensively for papers such as the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Spectator, and often broadcasts on television and radio.


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Date and Time:

16 October 2014 at 6:15 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



Sutton's Hospital
Charterhouse Square

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Organised by:

The Churches Conservation Trust
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Available from:

Book online; www.visitchurches.org.uk/annuallecture
Call; 0800 206 1463
Email; bookings@thecct.org.uk

Additional Information:

Corbel Conservation has sponsored 10 tickets for students of history, architecture and art. Students wishing to take up this opportunity should email lbailey@thecct.org.uk

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