Second Tuesday Talks: 9th February

Second Tuesday Talks: 9th February 7pm

The last of our Winter series of Second Tuesday Talks, “St Paul’s Cathedral: Rescuing a lost architectural scheme. The Restoration of James Thornhill’s Tambour Decoration” will take place on Tuesday 9th February at 7pm.

Martin Stancliffe MA FSA, will discuss the project to restore the lost decorative scheme, carried out by Sir James Thornhill as part of his comprehensive treatment of the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral in the early eighteenth century.

As Surveyor to the Fabric, Martin Stancliffe was in overall charge of the project, executed between 2003 and 2005. Martin will explore the key stages of the project, from archival research and archaeological investigation, and obtaining the required formal consents, to devising a methodology for the selection of a contractor, and organising the execution of the work on site.

Martin’s talk will be followed by a Q&A session chaired by Rebecca Thompson. Participants will be able to submit questions for discussion, and are encouraged to send questions ahead of time, by emailing

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