An Evening with Dan Cruickshank

october, 2023

13oct7:30 pmAn Evening with Dan CruickshankThe cultural historian and television presenter on why architecture matters.


Event Details

Friday 13th October 2023 at 7.30pm

Doors & bar open at 7.00pm

Tickets: £20

Tickets are available HERE

By phoning 01728 454022, or in person Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-12pm at the AJH corner office.

Why do history and culture (particularly architecture) matter?  Why should we fight for cultural treasures and historic buildings?  

Dan Cruickshank is an expert in world history and architecture and regularly appears on television, having presented numerous series on subjects as diverse as Britain’s coastal fortifications, railways and the  bridges of London, and most relevantly for tonight, the global surveys Around The World in 80 Treasures and Adventures in Architecture  

Here Dan revisits his surveys into the cultural history through architecture. Buildings give people a sense of identity and pride – particularly historic buildings and treasure houses such as Aldeburgh Moot Hall and Aldeburgh and Ipswich museums. These suggest longevity, continuity and civilized virtues, and it is for these reasons that historic buildings and museums are highly valued and also why they are attacked by forces that want to undermine a people’s pride, identity, sense of independence and even their will to fight.  

Dan will sign his books afterwards including A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings 

The event ends approx. 8.45pm (no interval).



(Friday) 7:30 pm