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Talks and lectures

RIBA Exeter Branch: Annual members forum with lecture

Join us for a round up of RIBA Exeter Branch activities followed by a lecture from James Robinson of Atkins Global discussing The Box, Plymouth.

RIBA Exeter invites you to its 2021 members forum. This event will be an opportunity to highlight the main activities that have kept the branch busy, as well as selecting a Branch Chair-Elect for the upcoming year.

Following the branch discussions will be a lecture by James Robinson of Atkins Global who will talk about The Box in Plymouth.

We look forward to seeing you online on 26 October at 4pm.

Steve Eastland, RIBA Exeter Chair 2020/22

James Robinson, Atkins Global

James is an experienced Associate Director with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Skilled in AutoCAD, Design Management, Feasibility Studies, Mixed-use, and Construction, James is a strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Arts PGDip Arch focused in Architecture from Birmingham School of Architecture.

The Box, Plymouth

The Box is Plymouth’s new £46 million cultural destination, proudly led by Plymouth City Council in Britain's Ocean City. The Box contains a museum, gallery and archive, a cafe, shop, and bar. it is a place that you can make your own, and where there's always something new to discover.

The opening of The Box was one of the most significant cultural events in the UK in 2020. Plymouth's former museum and art gallery, central library and St Luke's Church buildings were completely transformed with a series of new galleries and exhibition spaces. The Box also features a striking elevated "archive in the sky" with research and learning facilities, food, drink and retail spaces. It's also created a major new public square, Tavistock Place, for performances, events and artistic responses.

Plymouth has a fascinating past and a dynamic present. The Box's collections, programmes and commissions share stories of international and local significance. We also give contemporary artists the opportunity to create new work that responds to our historic collections.