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Stirling's Red Buildings

The University of Leicester Engineering Building, Stirling and Gowan. Photo: Richard Einzig/

'Stirling's Red Buildings'

Conference dedicated to architect who co-designed Leicester's Engineering Building

A Twentieth Century Society conference with the Department of History of Art & Film on Saturday 28 March 2009 9.30am-5.00pm at the Engineering Building, University of Leicester.

An exploration of three famous early works by Sir James Stirling and James Gowan, and a reappraisal of their significance as architects.

  • Opening by Professor Robert Burgess (Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester)
  • Professor John McKean (University of Brighton) on the Leicester University Engineering Building, 1959-64
  • Mark Cannata (HOK Architects) on the History Faculty and Library, Cambridge, 1964-67
  • Alan Berman (Berman Guedes Stretton Architects) on the Florey Building, Queen's College, Oxford, 1966-71
  • Professor Robert Maxwell (author of James Stirling Michael Wilford)
  • Ellis Woodman (author of Modernity and Reinvention, The Architecture of James Gowan)
  • Edward Jones (Dixon Jones Architects)
  • John Tuomey (O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects)

Tickets £60 (C20 members £45), students £15, includes lunch.

Booking and membership: 70 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EJ 020 7250 3857,

Tour of Florey Building and 1960s Oxford on Sunday 29 March bookable separately.

Click here to view a poster for the conference.

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