Illustrated lecture by Martin Roberts: “The Riverbanks of the Durham Peninsula: From Defensive Moat to Romantic Landscape”.
2pm Saturday 11th December, Elvet Riverside room 141. All are welcome.
To request a link to watch by zoom, email beforehand.
Martin writes: “Durham’s wooded Riverbanks are no accident of nature, but the changing reflection of the thousand-year history of the city that stands above. In the past three centuries those changes have been led more by aesthetic considerations than by the demands of defence and this talk will chart the transformation. The Riverbanks are an important planned historic landscape in need of a long overdue recognition.”