Wren Conversations

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


From India to the USA Wren’s influence can be seen in buildings around the world. Ranging from the clapboard churches of New England to the city halls of Belfast and Durban. In this conversation chaired by Edwin Heathcote, architecture critic at the Financial Times, speakers will discuss whether Wren was Britain’s first ‘starchitect’ and to what extent the international ‘Wrenaissance’ should be considered the language of British colonial architecture. The panel will also consider if 300 years after his death, Wren is still relevant to contemporary architecture.
Period27 Apr 2023
Event typeSymposium
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Christopher Wren
  • architecture
  • legacy
  • empire
  • Britain
  • relevance