The events that led to the Londonderry Plantation had momentous consequences, not only for Ireland, but also for the political development of England. The far-reaching effects are still very much with us today. Professor James Stevens Curl will consider the Londonderry Plantation from 1641 to the end of the nineteenth century, demonstrating how the behaviour of the King led to the alienation of the City of London and its support for Parliament, and explaining the long period of disillusion in the face of the Land Agitation and political ferment of the latter part of the 19th century.
Professor James Stevens Curl has held Chairs in Architectural History at threeUniversities. He is Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture and Design,Ulster University. He read for his Doctorate at University College London, and in 1991-2 and 2002 was Visiting Fellow at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge.
In 2017, Professor Curl was awarded the British Academy's President's Medal for his contributions to the study of the History of Architecture in Britain and Ireland.The Medal is only awarded to those who have made an ‘outstanding contribution’ to the Humanities in these islands.
Further information about Professor James Stevens Curl, as well as other public engagements or publications, can be found on www.jamesstevenscurl.com.