Temple Bar Talks

An engaging and stimulating programme of talks about diverse subjects concerning the built environment covering architecture, planning, transport, history, art and economics in the City of London aimed at visitors, the City community, young people and built environment professionals.

Forthcoming Talks

Below are evening talks which are being planned for the  2023 season of talks.  Keep an eye out for when details are released.
Monday, 17 July – Ben Derbyshire, Chair of HTA Design LLP, in conversation with Peter Murray OBE about his book Home Truths.
Monday, 11 September – Architect Reinier de Graaf, partner in the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and co-founder of its think tank AMO, discussing his new book, ‘architect, verb’ (Verso, 2023) with Peter Murray OBE, Chair of Temple Bar London.
Monday, 9 October – John McElgunn, Senior Partner, RSHP.
Monday, 20 November – Rory Coonan, former director of architecture at the Arts Council of Great Britain, and honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.


Engaging speaker with a wealth of knowledge and a delivery that made you feel you were being talked to rather than lectured at. Really good .

Previous attendee of Alison Woolard Talk

Overall – excellent lecture – the graphics and photographs which were also excellent

Previous attendee of Pat Langford Talk

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