The 2018 Landmark Lecture focused on the restoration of Llwyn Celyn, a medieval hall house in the beautiful Llanthony Valley in Monmouthshire. Dr Anna Keay, Caroline Stanford, Professor Malcolm Airs and John Evetts discussed the discoveries, triumphs and challenges during Landmark's most complex restoration to date. You can watch a recording of the 2018 Landmark Lecture below.
Dr. Anna Keay is a writer, historian and curator, with a special interest in 17th-century British history. Anna became Director of Landmark in 2012. Anna has published several books, including The Magnificent Monarch: Charles II and the Ceremonies of Power and The Last Royal Rebel: The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth. She is also a regular contributor to TV and radio.
Caroline Stanford has been Landmark's Historian since 2000. Caroline writes, speaks and lectures extensively about Landmark’s buildings to a wide range of audiences, and oversees Landmark’s outreach programmes and archives. She writes the Landmark History Albums, and gathers the libraries in Landmarks. With Anna, she co-authored Landmark: A History of Britain in 50 Buildings.
Professor Malcolm Airs is Emeritus Professor of Conservation and the Historic Environment at Kellogg College, Oxford University. Malcolm joined the College in 1991 and was Vice-President of the College from 2006 to 2008 and supervised the building works which established the College on its Norham Manor site. From 2008 to 2012 he was Director of the Kellogg Centre for the Historic Environment. Malcolm is a big supporter of Landmark's work having previously served on our Board of Trustees.
John Evetts has shaped the presentation of Landmark’s buildings for over 40 years. Joining Landmark in 1976 following a career as a photographer, John worked closely with Landmark’s founders John and Christian Smith in the early days of the charity: he knows each building and its surroundings - including Llwyn Celyn - intimately.