Friends’ Autumn Lecture 28th October 2022: Sir George Gilbert Scott – Hero or Villain?

Sir George Gilbert Scott is recognised as one of the most significant figures in Victorian church restoration. He and his practice undertook works at most English Cathedrals and major churches during the nineteenth century.

In this lecture Mr Tim Bridges, Conservation Adviser for the Victorian Society, will consider whether Scott’s restoration work at Tewkesbury Abbey and other great church buildings was necessary or over-zealous as some critics would suggest. Mr Bridges will also look at his legacy in both the buildings which he restored and the work of members of his family who followed him in to architecture.

The lecture will be held in the Parish Hall, Tewkesbury Abbey on Friday 28th October, 7pm-9pm. The ticket price of £8 includes refreshments. To book your place and pay on the door (cash or card) please click here or on the title in the ‘Upcoming Events’ box. If you would like to purchase your ticket in advance of the event tickets will be on sale in the Abbey shop from Tuesday 4th October.