World Monument Fund Mellon Lecture

The prestigious annual World Monument Fund Mellon Lecture will be given on Thursday 1 February in London by sports historian, architectural historian, writer and broadcaster Simon Inglis on the subject of Moseley Road Baths in Birmingham.

The Edwardian baths, which is a member of Historic Pools of Britain, is the only grade II* listed public pool still in operation and one of only two UK buildings on the World Monument Fund Watch List 2016.

The talk, entitled ‘In at the Deep End – Securing a Future for Moseley Road Baths’, will focus on the ways in which the supporters of the Baths can take action to guarantee its survival for generations to come.

Simon Inglis is a wonderful supporter of Britain’s historic pools and the book he co-wrote with Dr Ian Gordon, Great Lengths, has been a great source of inspiration for the creation of Historic Pools of Britain. Being born in Birmingham and growing up around the corner from Moseley Road Baths, this is a pool he has an extra special connection to. It’s where he learned to swim and a place he has visited many times in recent years as it has faced its battle for survival, all of which gives him a uniquely personal insight as well as historical perspective.

The event takes place on Thursday 1 February 2017 (7pm to 8:30pm) at The Art Worker’s Guild in London. Tickets are free for WMF members and £10 for everyone else.

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