The wider interest in the field of Classical architecture enables the directors to give talks and lectures to interest groups and at public events. Our directors strongly believe that architecture students should have an opportunity to learn the fundamental elements of Classical and Traditional architecture in any School of Architecture across the country. Unfortunately not all universities support this interest and so wherever possible the directors give lectures and offer course support.

Lectures & Talks

Hugh Petter, George Saumarez Smith, Robbie Kerr and Darren Price regularly give talks, lecture and take part in panel events on traditional architecture and urbanism. Their lectures and talks are informative, lively, full of illustrations to explain the topic and encourage interaction from the audience. Many of these lectures can include some examples of the director’s work to illustrate the topic or argument.

For more information on these lectures and talks or if you would like to organise for a director to visit and give a lecture, contact the relevant director directly on +44 (0) 1962 843843 or via email to

Hugh Petter with Nick Pollock, Duchy of Cornwall, gave masterclass 'How to Make People Friendly Places - on the Edge of Town' for Urban Design Group - 29 June 2022

Darren Price takes part in Architecture Today talk 'Adapt and reuse: Conservation versus decarbonisation' - 27 April 2022

‘Lessons in Classicism from the End of a Tape Measure’ by George Saumarez Smith for the University of Cambridge - February 2022

Robbie Kerr takes part in the London Design Week 2021 event, Conversations In Design: The English Renaissance hosted by Country Life

George Saumarez Smith takes part in INTBAU/TAG talk with Charles Hind on Measured Drawing - October 2021

Robbie Kerr takes part in Architecture Club talk - Gentle Radicalism - April 2021

Robbie Kerr takes part in talk for the ICAA 'The Architecture of Place: Filling the missing middle' - December 2020

Hugh Petter takes part in a discussion on 'Beauty in Development' organised by 3Fox for Montague Evans - November 2020

Diana Yu & George Saumarez Smith talk to INTBAU about 'The road to becoming a Classical architect' - September 2020

George Saumarez Smith gives talk for ICAA ' New Light on the Orders' - July 2020

Hugh Petter gives talk for INTBAU about Nansledan, Newquay - August 2020

Hugh Petter talks about Lutyens & The British School at Rome - June 2020

George Saumarez Smith drawing the Five Orders of Classical Architecture - March 2020

George Saumarez Smith lecture: The Romance of Classicism for the University of Notre Dame on 13th November 2017

George Saumarez Smith led 'Big (small) Draw' at the RIBA in London as part of their Architecture Drawing Day on Saturday 28th October 2017

Hugh Petter talks on 'Working With Tradition; Observation, Understanding And Innovation', for the University of Notre Dame on 30th September 2015

George Saumarez Smith talks about 'Classical Architecture in Modern Times' at TED talk, 12 June 2012

George Saumarez Smith at the Architectural Foundation, London on the 3rd November 2011 drawing a freeze from a Greek myth known as 'The Legend of The Winnowing Fan'

The Three Classicists - A 4m x 3m drawing at the RIBA by Ben Pentreath, George Saumarez Smith and Francis Terry, May 2010


Our Directors gives talks, lectures, take part in panel events and are closely involved with a number of UK and international schools, colleges and universities

ICAA New York

The mission of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is to advance the appreciation and practice of the principles of traditional architecture and its allied arts by engaging educators, professionals, students, and enthusiasts.

British School In Rome

The British School at Rome’s Architecture Programme creates a forum for research and discussion between British, Italian and other European and Commonwealth scholars and professionals


Taking place in Engelsberg, Sweden, The Engelsberg Summer School in Classical Architecture is a four-week intensive programme taught by leading practitioners and academics of modern classical architecture.

Kingston, London

The Department of Architecture & Landscape at Kingston University offers a breadth of built environment expertise and a unique educational experience.


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