Autumn Magazine 2012

The New Face of Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

In this issue, we learn about a community development trust that has purchased a former POW camp, complete with a number of listed buildings. Hopefully we will be able to see this project develop through future issues – watch this space! We also have news from a sister organisation, the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society.

Our members inform us that casework is the bedrock of the Society, but we wouldn’t be a Society without our members! In an effort to introduce the Society to new audiences, we will be including a number of new features focussing on education in future issues. Two Edinburgh College of Art academics have provided their ‘key texts’ for those dipping toes into the field of architectural history. We also have the pleasure of including a submission from the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship winner, which covers entirely new and foreign territory. Also, looking to the next generation of architects and architectural historians, we will be taking a closer look at the Scottish university degree shows.

Since the last issue, it has not been all work and no play. The annual Spring Study Tour took place this May and was a great success for everyone involved once again. You can learn more about it in our members’ review on page 38.

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