Simon Thurley, architectural historian and former head of English Heritage, will be our guest speaker. 

Our AGM is held in the Town Hall’s Great Hall, as usual. Get a closer or more distant view by clicking on the plus or minus signs, and get a full screen map by clicking on the open square in the upper right-hand corner.

The Kensington Society AGM 2019

Monday 29 April 2019, 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

Kensington Town Hall, the Great Hall, Hornton Street

The Kensington Society 2019 annual general meeting will be held on Monday 29 April and our guest speaker will be Dr Simon Thurley, the architectural historian who was the head of English Heritage from 2002 to 2015. Before English Heritage, he was the director of the Museum of London 1997 – 2002.

Simon Thurley has published 11 books about historic British buildings since 1993, was appointed CBE in 2011, is a visiting professor of the Built Environment at Gresham College and of London Medieval History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He also holds three fellowships and is active in a number of societies and trusts dealing with historical buildings and building conservation.

The general public mainly know him as presenter or guest in several TV series about historical buildings and building archeology for both BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

The AGM will begin at 7.30pm with doors opening at 7.00pm. The mayor, Councillor Marie-Therese Rossi, has invited all attendees to join her afterwards in the Mayor’s Parlour for a wine reception.

Kensington Society members attend for free, while non-members wishing to attend are kindly asked to make a donation towards the costs for the event.

Online bookings

Please use our online booking system to register, in order to give us an idea of how many will come. Members simply select required number of free tickets, while non-members select tickets matching their desired donation.

When booking online, non-member donations are paid through PayPal, with credit card, debit card or a PayPal account. You do not need a PayPal account to do so.

Unfortunately, our ticketing system  doesn’t allow donation amounts to be set or modified by the end users, so we have created a few popular donation amounts to choose from.

Page updated 29/04/2019