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School Design Study Group: Exploring Education and Design through School Spaces

Fortnightly on Wednesdays: 25 January, 8 & 22 February, 8 March

Hughes Hall is proud to be collaborating with the Faculty of Education and Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge .

The School Design Study Group (SDSG)  create a space for educationalists, spatial practitioners, academics and students to engage in discussion, test theories, share ideas and learn about school design in an interdisciplinary environment. It operates though a variety of formats, including invited guest speakers, reading sessions and site visits.

Lent Term Programme

  • Session 1: 25 January, 5.30 pm to 6.45 pm, Peter Richards Room
    Pizza and Readings (not necessarily in that order) A seriously social start to the term, combining Hughes Hall pizzas with two readings about experiencing school buildings.
  • Session 2: 8 February, 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, Council Room
    Seminar A seminar led by Design Anthropologist, Ziona Strelitz, on researching the user experience of buildings, focussing on education spaces.
  • Session 3: 22 February, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
    School visit Join us for a tour of the Cambridge Academy of Science & Technology, guided by its architect Carol Lees, along with school staff and pupils.
  • Session 4: 8 March, 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, Peter Richards Room
    Film Festival A relaxed session to end the term; join our micro-festival of short, inspirational videos about the future of schools and school design; and maybe some popcorn.

For further information, check out the SDSG Facebook page.


All welcome, whatever your discipline. To attend, please register (as early as possible) using the following Eventbrite link. SDSGCU.eventbrite.com. click here


Contact David Baker (db798) in Education or Juliet Harrison-Egan (jath3) in Architecture