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Over 500 attend RIBA Annual Lectures at South West universities

Over 500 attend RIBA Annual Lectures at South West universities

Eric Parry speaking at University of Bath. Film courtesy of University of Bath.

Over 500 students and architects attended the RIBA Annual Lecture 2017 series at universities running RIBA validated courses across the south west from September to November. Seeking to inspire the next generation of architects through hearing the stories behind award-winning and innovative architecture, the lectures mixed up students and practicing RIBA architects to stimulate new student-professional connections, and provided a window into the work of the RIBA.

The 2017 series launched at Plymouth University on 28 September with former Mayor of Bristol and RIBA President George Ferguson CBE. This was followed on 10 October at University of Bath with Eric Parry, winner of the RIBA South West Building of the Year 2017 for the New Music Facilities at Wells Cathedral School.

On 19 October at UWE Bristol, we heard from Yasmin Al-Ani Spence from WilkinsonEyre, architect for the RIBA National Award 2017 winning Dyson Campus Expansion at Malmesbury. And the series was concluded at Arts University Bournemouth on 24 November with David Sheppard, double RIBA South West Award 2017 winning architect of Studio and Cob Corner.

Take another opportunity to hear from Eric Parry at University of Bath. Film courtesy of University of Bath.

Next year’s series will launch in September 2018 with a similarly inspiring and thought-provoking range of architects.

The series was supported by Fineline Aluminium and the RIBA Local Initiative Fund.

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