Debate: What’s the point of Listing Buildings?

Thursday 27th September 2018 | 6.30-8.30pm | Teacher Building, St Enoch Square, Glasgow

There are over 1,800 listed buildings in Glasgow. The main criteria for listing are: age and rarity; architectural or historic interest; close historical association.

Our panel will consider whether these designations fully reflect what the city and its people value about the historic built environment. Should we be trying to save historic buildings which are unlisted and outside of conservation areas? Who might they be valuable to?

This is the latest in our series of quarterly debates called ‘The City Talks’. As opposed to the more traditional format of our monthly lecture series, The City Talks are two-way debates between a specially selected panel of experts and the audience.

Panellists will include:

  • Elizabeth McCrone, Head of Designations, Historic Environment Scotland
  • Linda Shetabi, PhD Candiate, University of Glasgow
  • Rebecca Madgin, Senior Lecturer in Urban Development and Management, University of Glasgow
  • Alan Leslie, Director, Inherit (The Institute for Heritage and Sustainable Human Development)

Chair: Niall Murphy, Glasgow City Heritage Trust


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About the venue

The location of the Teacher Building in the heart of the city’s St Enoch Square means that the venue is fully accessible by all major transport links. Please use the map below to get directions.

The Teacher Building provides full accessibility throughout the venue with ground-level access into reception and lift access to every floor for easy access to any and every meeting space.

This event will take place in the Laphroaig Lecture Theatre, which has disabled access for up to 8 guests as well as a removable ramp on request to reach the staging area. Back seat rows can also be removed to allow further comfort and space for wheelchairs as well as an alternative side entrance to the theatre’s lower level.

If you require specific information about access, please contact the office – we will be happy to help.

Lift measurements: Width 42” 67cm
Door opening: Width 27” 67cm, Height 78” 198cm

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