Contextual Lecture: A History of Built London
With Sir Simon Jenkins
Throughout its history the capital has been a battleground between a free market in property and attempts to curb and corral it. The attempts have always failed. Is that a good thing, or is it a pity?
Sir Simon Jenkins
Sir Simon Jenkins is Chairman of the National Trust and one of Britain's most prominent journalists. He writes a column for the Guardian, has edited both the Evening Standard and The Times, and has written many books on politics, history and architecture. His recent books include England's Hundred Best Views, and Mission Accomplished? The Crisis of International Intervention.