Our annual Mellon Lecture will be by Simon Inglis, specialist on the architecture and heritage of sport and recreation.
Born in Birmingham, not far from Moseley Road Baths (where he first learned to swim), Inglis studied history and history of architecture at University College London, then freelanced for various publications, including the Guardian, Observer and Radio Times. He has curated exhibitions for the Building Centre and the British Council, been a regular contributor to radio and television, has travelled and lectured extensively, and written many books. A recent highpoint in his work for English Heritage was the listing of a 1970s skatepark in Essex, a world first that made the 10 o’clock news. The Daily Telegraph described Inglis as ‘an iconoclastic historian’ and ‘a living national treasure’ who should ‘be encouraged at all costs’.
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