Category: Student and Course News

Cirencester practice visits

We met Jane Fitzgerald White and David Bailey from PortusWhitton in Cirencester market square. They gave us a potted history of the place from the Roman days, through the Dark Ages to the time of the medieval abbey,…

An inspiring talk about landscape inspiration

Jane Fitzgerald White, with the Portus Whitton practice in Cirencester, explained, indeed emphasised, the importance of the why and not just the how of landscape architecture. She herself has always taken delight in gardens and plants and has…

LVIA is more interesting than design. Discuss.

The last session of the Professional Practice module comprised a double act from Kathryn Ball and Radek Chanas who both work as landscape architects at Pegasus in Cirencester. Initially they revealed how they got into the profession themselves…

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE TALKS

Students on the AD5000 module have recently had lectures from Mark Cowell and Dan Bowles. Mark talked about the development of professionalism and the history and role of the Landscape Institute and Dan about his current work at…

A STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE

“A STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE” These were the words that Dennis Potter, British dramatist born in the FOREST of DEAN, chose to describe his home area. He went on to say it contained “rather ugly villages in a…

DISCOVER LI CPD DAYS

Having recently launched a comprehensive LI CPD and events programme, I wanted to draw your attention to our latest offer for students. Going forward, there will be a limited sale of significantly discounted student tickets to the majority…

Landscape and Infrastructure

LANDSCAPE AND INFRASTRUCTURE The annual John Simpson Memorial lecture was given this year by Professor Kathryn Moore of Birmingham City University. To view the lecture use this video link on Planet eStream: CLICK HERE

ROCK ON!

The Appraising Landscapes session last week (18th October) consisted of laboratory work investigating the qualities of natural rocks from Britain and Europe then some local soil samples which were tested for texture and pH values. A basic knowledge…

INTERNSHIP IN NEW YORK

We are starting our search for a 2019 Spring intern that will be working with us for 6 month period from the beginning of January to end of June. See poster for more details at the following link:…

DERIVE DELIGHTS

New students to the landscape architecture course in Cheltenham have been introduced to the delights of the dérive. From the French and literally meaning ‘drifting’, the dérives we have undertaken have included wandering around the town centre during…