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"Great Lengths" Simon Inglis Thursday 27 February 2020

This lecture will highlight the art and architecture of historic swimming pools from the late Victorian and Edwardian era, rich with decorative tilework, stained glass and terracotta detailing. This sense of municipal pride continued into the 1920s and 30s when Art Deco and Modernist lidos became the urban beaches of their day. Simon considers how the pools of today compare.