Living in the European Higher Education Area


The ongoing collaboration of Continuity in Architecture with Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and other architectural and archaeological schools coordinated by Margherita Vanore of IUAV reaches a new audience via the ministerial launch of the European Higher Education Area

Archaeology’s places and contemporary uses

(a link for which appears at the bottom of this page)

This collaborative project was funded by a grant from the Lifelong Learning, Erasmus Intensive Programme and it started with a two-week international student design workshop in the early Autumn of 2009. The workshop proposals were then exhibited at a conference at the IUAV in November 2009 and will form the basis of a travelling exhibition that will be in Manchester in the spring of 2010. The design workshop was based in Venice and the students and their tutors lived in the city for the two week period. The results of the workshop, and a compilation of papers written by the lecturers who were directly involved in the project will be published in May 2010.

The project is covered under the Bologna Process Aims on this website: European Higher Education Area: celebrating a decade of UK engagement

Behind the scenes at the library


Aidan Turner-Bishop of the C20 Society NW Group writes:

Manchester Central Library (E Vincent Harris, 1934+) is closing very soon for a major reconstruction. The Library has arranged closedown tours which are listed below. A special tour by the NW group of the C20 Society would probably be difficult to arrange within these dates, times and numbers so I suggest that anyone who is interested books directly with the Library. This will be your *Last Chance* to visit behind the scenes of Vincent Harris’s Central Library for some years. *Book now* if you’re interested. Places are sure to go quickly. The contact details are:

Libby Tempest
Cultural Services Manager,
Manchester Library & Information Service,
Central Library,
St. Peter’s Square,
M2 5PD



Wed 17th March @ 10.30am; Thur 18th March @ 2pm; Sat 20th March @ 11am; Tues 23rd March @ 4.30pm; Wed 24th March @ 6pm; Thur 25th March @ 2.30pm; Thur 25th March @ 6pm; Sat 27th March @ 2pm; Mon 29th March @ 10.30am; Tues 30th March @ 5.30pm

Maximum of 15 places on each tour.

Be Head


The details for the selection and appointment of the new Head of the Manchester School of Architecture can be found HERE … Do you have (and/or):

National/international reputation for academic leadership in the field

International research standing

Professional achievements and recognition

The job description mentions outstanding management and interpersonal skills and successful leadership particularly related to the management of change. A Professorship is available for an appropriately qualified candidate.

Picture: ‘Light & Darkness’ by Rob Krier, The Hague, Netherlands