BUILDING On philanthropy: the modern Victorians
ANNUAL LONDON CONSERVATION CONFERENCE
Friday 30 June 2017, 9.30 – 17.00 Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London W1J 0BE
London in the 1800s struggled with poverty, dire sanitation, an acutely expanding population and housing shortages. Much of London was overcrowded slums and progress seemed impossible for many. A handful of notable figures led campaigns for change in different ways. By World War I, the city had been transformed by new working standards, educational reforms and exemplary building schemes.
This conference looks at the role of philanthropy in driving change, inspiration and lessons from the past, and realistic expectations for the future.
The Heritage of London Trust’s Conservation Conference has been held every year since 1983 and is a unique occasion when all London local authorities are represented and the latest planning ideas and developments discussed.
The theme for the morning session this year is Victorian philanthropy and its impact; in the afternoon, the theme is evolving models to meet today’s challenges.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: William Shawcross CVO, Chairman, Charity Commission
CHAIRS to include: David Goldberg, Founder & CEO, Founders Pledge
The 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, Nicholas Ashley-Cooper
The 7th Earl of Shaftesbury and his legacy
Prof Jerry White, Professor of History, Birkbeck, University of London
Slums and homelessness in the 19th century – the London housing problem
Martin Stilwell MA, historian
Housing the workers – the birth of London’s council housing
Dr Peter Mitchell, Research Fellow, Sussex University
The Victorian philanthropists
Damian Brady, Chief Operating Officer, Toynbee Hall
Arnold Toynbee and Toynbee Hall
Prof Peter Catterall, Professor of History & Policy, University of Westminster
Sewage and the City: Bazalgette & Crossness Pumping Station
Prof Avner Offer, Chichele Professor Emeritus of Economic History, University of Oxford
The economics of Victorian philanthropy
Stephen Howlett, Chief Executive, Peabody
Peabody and affordable housing
Dr Roger Bowdler, Director of Listing, Historic England
London Pride: identifying the special places of London
Dr Nicola Stacey, Director, Heritage of London Trust
Keeping London’s history alive
Ken Rorrison, Design Manager, Hackney Council
Regeneration in Hackney
Dr Beth Breeze, Director, Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent
Prof Cathy Pharoah, Director, Centre of Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, Cass Business School
Evolving philanthropy: emerging trends
Dr Jonathan Bone, Quantitative Researcher, NESTA
Crowdfunding for good causes
This conference is generously supported by:
BELGRAVIA IN BLOOM: GARDENS OF THE GROSVENOR ESTATE
Wednesday 24 May 2017, 12.00 – 1.30 pm
133 Ebury Street, SW1W 9QU
Join us for a rare glimpse into the private gardens and squares of the Grosvenor Estate in Belgravia. These are magnificent examples of a late Georgian picturesque townscape and have a fascinating 20th century history too.
We will meet at the headquarters of the Grosvenor landscape team in Ebury Street at 12 pm for a short talk on the development of Belgravia. We’ll then have a walking tour around Eaton Square, Chester Square and Belgrave Square.
The visit has been arranged to coincide with ‘Belgravia in Bloom’, Grosvenor’s contribution to the Chelsea Flower Show Fringe. The tour will be led by Tim Jones, Associate Director of the London Estate.
We will finish with a light lunch in the gardens of Belgrave Square.
Tickets are £15 and can be booked online here.
Emery Walker’s House tour
Tuesday 4 July 2017, 10.00 – 11.30 am
7 Hammersmith Terrace, W6 9TS
Emery Walker was one of the most important early typographers, collaborator of William Morris and influential member of the Arts & Crafts movement. His house in Hammersmith, lined with Morris wallpaper and textiles, 17th and 18th century furniture and ceramics and Arts & Crafts treasures, has been unaltered since the 1930s. It was saved as a private house museum by Sir John Betjeman, who believed it ‘a kingdom that can never be created again’.
HOLT gave a grant towards the ceramics in the conservatory in 2014; the house has just reopened after major restoration work.
Join us for a tour by Helen Elletson, Manager & Curator of the house, and Simon Daykin who has led the restoration project.
Tickets are £10.
THe Charterhouse tour
Friday 14 July 2017, 9.30- 10.45 am
Charterhouse Square, EC1M 6AN
Monastery, Tudor mansion, boys’ school and almshouse, The Charterhouse now has its own museum which tells the history of this fascinating corner of London from the 14th century onwards. The Charterhouse is still in use as an almshouse, but opened to the public for the first time in its history in January.
HOLT has recently supported the restoration of the Sir Henry Havelock memorial in the 17th century cloister. Our tour will include a visit to the Museum, with collections from both the Charterhouse and the Museum of London, and a tour of the main rooms – the Great Chamber on the first floor, where Queen Elizabeth I once held court, the Great Hall, cloisters and chapel. There is a cafe on site where the tour will end at 10.45.
Tickets are £10 and can be booked online here.