**Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, no offline events are planned for the year 2020**

Further talks & events are planned for the near future. In the meantime, the Urban Conservatory continues to foster local collaboration, provide a space for promoting research excellence and bringing interesting content to a diverse audience online.


The City Series

“Towards Disaster Resilient Cities”

Thursday 9th August 2018 at 5:30pm / Central Baptist Church, Charles Street.

Dr Ksenia Chmutina (Loughborough University) and Jon Vann (Riverscape Environmental Consultants) will give talk about the causes of disasters impacting on urban environments around the world, and detail ways in which risk can be reduced.

Dr Ksenia will provide a global perspective and John will focus more locally on the challenges facing Leicester as one of the country’s cities most exposed to flood risk.

Free to attend – book at:


“From country house to Viceroys house: A journey with Sir Edwin Lutyens”

Wednesday 27th June at 6:00pm / Victorian Art Gallery at New Walk Museum.

Martin Lutyens, Chair of the Lutyens Trust and descendant of Sir Edwin Lutyens, will give a talk about this famous architect, renowned for designing many famous war memorials, including Leicester’s Arch of Remembrance in Victoria Park.

Free to attend – book at:


Later in the year:

Thursday 9th August 2018: ‘Disaster risk reduction for cities – urbanisation & climate change’ (Dr Ksenia Chmutina, Loughborough University & Jon Vann, Environment Agency). 5:30pm / Central Baptist Church.

Thursday 1st November: John Dean (former President of the Royal Town Planning Institute and Chief Planner of Leicester) on legacy of post-war planning. 5:30pm / City Hall.


Past Events

See articles on main blog page for details.

Satellite Seminars- see main blog page for details of these partner led events

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