press release
Published: 25 September 2017

Annual Architecture Lecture to discuss Developing Historic Environments

The Guildford Society has today (25 September) released tickets for its free Annual Architecture Lecture.

Rik Medlik building

This year’s lecture will take place on Wednesday 8 November, from 7pm, in the University of Surrey’s Rik Medlik Building.

Chris Lamb, Director of Design South East, a design advocacy charity, will be the guest speaker at the lecture and will discuss the often controversial topic of developing historic environments.

Commenting on his theme, Mr Lamb said: “The South East plays a huge role in the UK economy and is the gateway to mainland Europe. The region is facing the enormous challenge of accommodating new homes and infrastructure while maintaining its status as one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Good design is at the heart of that conundrum, and the key to ensuring that the South East remains an exceptional place to live, work and visit.”

Patricia Grayburn MBE from the University of Surrey said: “The University is delighted to host the 11th Annual Architecture Lecture here on campus. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to The Guildford Society, Chris Lamb and to any other guests who wish to join us for one of the main events in the Society’s calendar.”

The Guildford Society is run by volunteers passionate about Guildford, past, present and future. The Society provides a forum for debate about the issues affecting Guildford and hosts lectures, events and public meetings related to planning issues. To find out more, please visit the website at

For information about membership of The Guildford Society, please email

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