First-year Architecture and Interior Design students from the University of Portsmouth kick-started a day of site visits across London with a stop at the RIBA this morning. RIBA Information Officers Karen Wilman and Jason Canham led students on exclusive guided tours of the RIBA’s Art Deco headquarters. Students also heard presentations by John-Paul Nunes, Head of Education Projects, and Elizabeth Grant, Education Curator for the British Architectural Library. Students had an opportunity to explore highlights from the Library’s collections and ask questions about student membership, competitions, awards and scholarships. As they left the RIBA this afternoon, students were heading off to do presentations at sites in Regent’s Park, Bloomsbury, Lincoln’s Inn, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly, Parliament Square and the South Bank. Good luck!

If you would like to make arrangements for a free education programme for your students or colleagues, please email the Education Curator at or phone (0)20 7307 3732 to discuss your visit.

About Wilson Yau
I work for the British Architectural Library at the RIBA as part of a team to share news, images and information online about the activities of the Library and the fascinating items we have in our architectural collections – it contains over four million items, so there's plenty to see! If you’re curious about what we do at the Library and with the collections, or want to discover the latest about our education programmes, public events and exhibitions at the RIBA, please visit

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  1. Oxford Architects

    May 23, 2011

    What a great day out for the students. Budding architects will have loved it

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