Free to members; $30 non-members
Almost exactly 125 years to the day after the first National Trust was founded in London, Catherine Leonard will speak about its modest beginnings, how it has grown and developed over the years and ultimately how it has inspired a whole global preservation and conservation movement that now comes together as INTO, the International National Trusts Organization, which she now leads.
Catherine Leonard joined the National Trust (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) in 1999 from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with a background in modern languages and international public and cultural relations. Over the years, she has worked with National Trusts and similar organizations all over the world (from Australia, Bavaria and China to Trinidad, USA and Zimbabwe). She studied Russian
and German at university and has spent time living and traveling in several European countries.