St Paul’s Cathedral is an icon of Britain. This lecture tells the story of its creator – the mathematical genius who became Britain’s greatest architect – Sir Christopher Wren.
St Paul’s Cathedral has become one of the icons of Britain; from the paintings of Canaletto to photographs of the Blitz, it rises above London. In this lecture we look at the remarkable genius of its creator, Sir Christopher Wren: scientist, anatomist, mathematician, architect and urban planner. Set amidst the lively and vibrant period of the Restoration and the Great Fire, find out how he transformed the skyline of London and created a new language for architects in England.