Lecture Series

NOTICE:

In accordance with Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 guidelines, Heritage Ottawa has postponed our remaining lectures for the 2019-2020 season.  We will announce rescheduled dates when possible.

To help stay engaged during these challenging times, we have put together a selection of virtual tours and excellent lectures and films you can enjoy while staying at home. Click the links to see the options.

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Heritage Ottawa's popular Free Lecture Series runs from September to June every year, and features a wide range of interesting speakers and topics relating to Ottawa's history and heritage.  Each February, we present the Phillips Memorial Lecture in honour of Heritage Ottawa’s co-founders, Bob and Mary Anne Phillips, two pioneers of heritage conservation in Ottawa.

Unless otherwise noted, lectures are free and are held at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library located at 120 Metcalfe Street at the corner of Laurier Avenue.  Lectures begin at 7 pm, last approximately one hour and are followed by an informal gathering.  Elevators are available and the room is wheelchair accessible. 

There is no need to pre-register.  We look forward to welcoming you at our next Heritage Ottawa event!

Thank you to our Lecture Series sponsors:

ANDREX HOLDINGS and the OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Past Lectures

  • A.W.N. Pugin and the Revolution in Residential Architecture
    A.W.N. Pugin and the Revolution in Residential Architecture
    Friday, September 26, 2014 - 19:00
    Saint Alban’s Church
    454 King Edward Avenue (enter on Daly Ave)
    Ottawa, ON K1N 7M8
    Canada

    A.W.N. Pugin, best known as a designer of Gothic churches and the decoration of the Palace of Westminster, perhaps had his greatest impact designing residences that were completely different from...

  • The Origins and Significance of Residential Gothic Architecture in Ottawa
    The Origins and Significance of Residential Gothic Architecture in Ottawa
    Friday, September 26, 2014 - 09:00 to Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 17:00
    Carleton University, River Building
    Ottawa, ON
    Canada

    The competition for design of the Parliament Buildings in the late 1850s drew to Ottawa several English architects who introduced popular Gothic domestic forms that helped transform the housing...

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