Tony Travers gives the 2021 Wren Talk at St Bride's Church

Wren Talk: Professor Tony Travers

Thursday 28th October, 2021, at 7:00 pm

The 2021 Wren Talk will be given by Professor Tony Travers, Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE London, who will deliver the tenth annual Wren Talk.

After the Great Plague of London in 1665 and the Great Fire the following year, Sir Christopher Wren designed a grand plan for rebuilding the capital. This was never realised; however, he was commissioned to build 51 City churches, of which St Bride’s is one of the finest examples.

Some 450 years later, Professor Travers addresses the question of what the impact on the built environment and governance of London might be as we continue to emerge from the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Travers’ key research interests include local and regional government, elections and public service reform. He is frequently consulted by policy-makers and has advised a range of select committees and think-tanks.

The Talk and Q&A session will be chaired by Paul Finch, Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival.

The event will also be streamed live on the St Bride’s YouTube channel. Please register to be sent the event link.

St Bride’s has earned Visit England’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ kite mark so visitors can rest assured their visit will be COVID safe.

Registration for this event is free, but we hope you might consider making a suggested donation of £10 towards the upkeep and maintenance of this historic building. You can do so at JustGiving. Alternatively, in the UK, text 10STBRIDES or 20STBRIDES to 70470 to donate £10 or £20.

We are most grateful to the Wren Insurance Association for their generous support of this event.

Find out more about the history of the Wren Talk.

Wren Talk Prof Tony Travers and Paul Finch
congregation sitting for service


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