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Past Events (FOLAR)

2017 FOLAR AGM/ Annual Seminar at MERL, University of Reading

Landscape Architecture & Management Education in the UK: past present and future

SATURDAY 1 APRIL 2017

2016 FOLAR AGM/Study Session

New Towns, Landscape & Gordon Patterson - Celebrating mid 20C Design

SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2016

2015 FOLAR AGM/Talks

Brenda Colvin and the Colvin & Moggridge practice; Archival issues relating to the Brenda Colvin Collection

SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2015

2014 FOLAR Inaugural Meeting

SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2014



Past Events (other): April to June 2017

1 April 2017 FOLAR Seminar: Landscape Architecture & Management Education in the UK: past, present & future (see above for details)

5 April 2017 6.30pm. 'Drawing on Denmark – the mid to late 20 C landscape practice of Preben Jakobsen in Britain'. Speaker: Karen Fitzsimon, chartered landscape architect, garden historian and horticulturalist. Venue: The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London (A Gardens Trusts Lecture)

3- 5 May 2017 'Landscape & Life: From Youth to Old Age. The Impact of Landscape on our Lives'. International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal

5 June 2017 'Mid to late 20 C designed landscapes: Overlooked, undervalued and at risk?' A Gardens Trust conference at the Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB.

7-11 June, 2017, Glasgow. Annual International Conference of the American Society of Architectural Historians

Archived FOLAR Events

March 2016

Half day study session on' New Towns, Landscape & Gordon Patterson - Celebrating mid 20th C design'. Sadly, Gordon Patterson was unable to join FOLAR but otherwise the event was a huge success. There was a good turn out members and judging by the number of congratulatory emails that have come in since, the day was enjoyed by all.

Programme: Chair: Robert Holden 14.00 Landscape planning for London and the New Towns in the 1940s. Tom Turner,landscape architect & garden historian; 14.40 Housing, Traffic and Landscape – detailed urban planning in the New Towns. Elain Harwood, senior architectural advisor, Heritage England;15.10 Stevenage New Town & landscape architecture. GP's written answers delivered by Annabel Downs; 15.40 Landscape without boundaries Oliver Rock, HTA Design;16.10 New Town material from MERL's collections. Caroline Gould, deputy university archivist, University of Reading; 16.40 General Discussion; 17.00 Event close

October 2015

MERL and the Landscape Institute came together to organise a joint conference this year, combining the annual MERL lecture with the LI's Jellicoe lecture. Landscape architect, James Corner, best known for his work on the High Line in New York, gave the lecture. A full account of the day can be found on the MERL blog 'Our Country Lives'/Discovering the Landscape #20

March 2015

Talk on Brenda Colvin and her collection at MERL by Hal Moggridge, PPLI andCaroline Gould, Deputy University Archivist, University of Reading