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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

About the Lecture: "The Case for Beauty"

Having spoken in 1997 at a previous Denman Lecture on "Environment and Economy in the New Millenium", Dame Fiona Reynolds 2014 lecture is entitled "The Case for Beauty". It will explore the intersect of conservation, town and rural planning policy, conservation policy and agricultural policy, and discuss why beauty has been taken into account (or not) over the past century, and provide some thoughts for the future.

About the Speaker

Dame Fiona Reynolds is currently Master of Emmanuel College, and was Director General of the National Trust from 2001-12. She is also a non-executive director of the BBC and Wessex Water. She held the position of Director of the Women’s Unit in the Cabinet Office, and held Directorships of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and Council for National Parks. More.

About the Lecture Series

Established in 1979, the Denman Lecture hosts leading academics from around the world, on topics across the built and natural environment, economics and planning. More


For current staff and students of the university, tickets are available here. For alumni and CULS members please see the CULS webpage.

The event will be followed by a reception with drinks and canapés


The Denman Lecture series is kindly supported by Savills and The Howard Group.

Thursday, 27 November, 2014 - 18:00 to 20:30
Contact name: 
Joseph Poore
Contact phone: 
07585 633381
Event location: 
Riley Auditorium, Clare College