The Parish Church of St Peter Bradford became a cathedral in 1919 and plans were made for major extensions although it was 1963 before the masterly designs of Sir Edward Maufe were completed.
Tradition versus Modernity: Inter-war British Architecture is the rather grand title of the annual Friends of Bradford Cathedral lecture at 2.30pm this Sunday, 17th June which will be given by architect and academic Professor Peter Fawcett.
Prof Fawcett is an architect and academic educated at the Manchester School of Architecture who has, over four decades, combined teaching and writing with sporadic architectural practice. He has held chairs in Architecture at Queen’s University, Belfast, at the University of Nottingham, and was Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln.
Upon retirement he was appointed as Professor of Architectural Design at Sheffield Hallam University and Visiting Professor at Nottingham Trent University. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy, Piccadilly, and at the Royal Ulster Academy, where he is an Honorary Associate.
Maufe was one of the leading establishment figures of the inter-war period on the traditional side of the debate. This lecture will help us understand something of the context in which Maufe was working and the values and ideas his work expresses. Free entry – donations appreciated. Refreshments served from 2.15pm. For further information please contact the Cathedral Office on 01274 777720.