Barts 900 – William Aslet

Barts in the career of James Gibbs Historian and academic Will Aslet in conversation with Robert Treharne Jones.

Barts in the Career of James Gibbs

Our webinar featured historian William Aslet in conversation with Robert Treharne Jones.

William described the life and career of James Gibbs (1682-1754), from his birth in Scotland, to his training in Rome and the establishment of his practice in London, where his appointment as a hospital governor at Barts led to his position as architect of the 18th-century buildings that remain at the core of the hospital today.

William is one of the UK’s leading authorities on Sir James Gibbs, who was responsible for the complete redesign of Barts during the eighteenth century. A history graduate of Somerville College, Oxford, William went on to an MPhil in the History of Art and Architecture, focussing on Gibbs, at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he is currently researching for a PhD on Gibbs’ architecture.

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