The Wren Talk was established in 2012 as part of the Inspire! Appeal to carry out essential restoration to preserve the spire and ensure the future of St Bride’s.
The Talk, which has become an annual event in the church’s cultural calendar, has celebrated Wren’s many achievements, not only as an architect, but also in the fields of astronomy, mathematics and physics.
Whilst focussing on his many church spires, which still provide the vital glue to the City of London’s skyline, Wren Talks have also discussed contemporary issues, such as transport, infrastructure and the management of the City urban landscape that affects our lives, work and play in the sprawling City and its environs.
Paul Finch, editor of the Architectural Review and former editor of the Architects’ Journal, was instrumental in establishing this annual lecture; we are delighted that he continues to chair the event each year.
Painting Credit: Sir Christopher Wren, by Godfrey Kneller, 1711, oil on canvas, National Portrait Gallery, NPG 113