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Dave Richardson From BRE to Chair Donovan Purcell Lecture

This year's Donovan Purcell lecture, organised by The Stone Federation will be given by Ptolemy Dean, the architect who is historic buildings adviser to the BBC's Restoration series and Hank Dittmar from the Prince's Foundation. The topic will be Stone: Sustainability and Tradition in the 21st Century. BRE's Dave Richardson who is President of the Stone Federation will chair the event. The lecture is on 3 October, at 1 Whitehall Place in London, starting at 6.30 pm. Tickets are £10 each plus VAT and are available from [email protected]

The Stone Federation now administer the SJCNS and organise  the Donovan Purcell Lecture. Now in its 33rd year, the Donovan Purcell Lecture was started in 1969 to commemorate Donovan Purcell who was the founder Chairman of the Standing Joint Committee on Natural Stones. The SJCNS was set up in 1974 to provide a forum to increase the awareness of natural stone at all levels and to work for a wider knowledge of the use of stone. Its members range from the RIBA and ICE to SPAB and English Heritage but all have an interest in natural stone in one way or another.

For this years lecture  'Promoting a greater understanding of the use of natural stone' the Stone Federation Chairman Dave Richardson of BRE is joined by  Hank Dittmar became Chief Executive of The Prince's Foundation speaking on 'Stone: Sustainability and tradition the 21st Century' and  Ptolemy Dean is the founder of Ptolemy Dean Architects speaking on 'Exploiting the use of indigenous stone in the 21st Century'.

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