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Edinburgh Gardens & Squares Conference 2014



DATE: 26 September 2014
LOCATION: George Hotel, 19-21 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PB.
ENTRY: 60.00
CONTACT: For more information on ticketing please contact Hazel Johnson: hazel.johnson2@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
or call on 0131 668 8683

TYPE: Conference
CATEGORY: Site Management Materials Building Management Structures & Components Research


The Scottish Enlightenment as manifested in the Gardens and Squares of Edinburgh’s New Town

Edinburgh’s historic gardens and squares are a result of the development of the city following late 18th century ideals of town planning. This was part of the philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment. These landscapes form an important and integral part of the Edinburgh World Heritage site.

The aim of the conference is to explain their significance, to celebrate them and to demonstrate how they can be maximised for the benefit of the social, economic and cultural life of the city in the 21st century.

The first two sessions in the morning with a coffee break will be devoted to setting the scene describing the history, philosophy and development of the spaces within the city. The third session in the afternoon will be about the practical aspects of managing these spaces in the 21st century. A Reception in the banking hall of Royal Bank of Scotland, St Andrews Square, will conclude the day.

The conference was conceived by the Garden History Society in Scotland and organised by Historic Scotland in association with other partner organisations (EWHT/Cockburn/AHSS/BEFS).

Cost: £60.00 (limted availability student tickets at £20.00)

Time: 9.00 – 17.30. Please note all tickets include drinks reception in the banking hall at Dundas House, St Andrews Square from 17:45 – 19:15

Edinburgh Gardens & Squares Conference Programme [pdf, 248kb] - please note that the programme may be subject to change.

For more information on the event, please contact Peter Ranson: Peter.Ranson@scotland.gsi.gov.uk


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