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Mid-Century Dulwich College

Wednesday 22 June 2022  
6.30pm - 9pm 

Dulwich College and Virtual
(Open to all)

Following the widespread wartime destruction of College buildings at the southern end of the campus, a programme of reconstruction followed from 1948-67. This included the Christison Hall and related Art and DT classrooms, the original Lower School block, and the PE Centre - and not forgetting the former science laboratories and the old swimming pool.  

Local expert Ian McInnes will present an illustrated talk on the mid-century modern architecture at Dulwich College. The talk will take place in the Christison Hall, named after McCulloch Christison, Secretary of the Alleyn Club from 1906 till 1967, and long-time College and Estate Governor. The building was designed by architects Russell Vernon and Manfred Bregen of Austin Vernon & Partners between 1965 and 69. It is a light and bright building and a fine example of the British architectural Brutalism movement of the 1950s and 60s.  

Ian McInnes is a retired architect. He is the current chair of the Twentieth Century Society and also chair of the Dulwich Society local history group. He has a particular interest in mid-century modern housing and lives on one of Dulwich's '60s Estates'. As well as giving talks and leading walks in the area, he researches and writes articles on a wide range of local history subjects. 

This event will take place at Dulwich College, however, a live stream beginning at 7pm will also be available to those who can not make it in person. Please click here to register to attend virtually via Zoom. 

If you would like to join us in person at the College, please register below. 



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