An important branch of the full-time course is Town Planning and Civic Design, which receives due recognition by means of lectures by a prac- tising town planner, who supervises the work of the students in this branch. The students also make use of the specialised instruction which is available in the Technical College in such subjects as applied Mathematics, chemistry of building materials, material testing, drawing from the antique and life. Thanks to the activities of the School, Wales was enabled to take a good place in the great International Congress in Architectural Education held in London in 1924. On that occasion the exhibition of students' work from a large number of countries included an excellent set from the Welsh School, while its Head was chairman of the Teachers' Conference. With reference to extra-mural work, readers of the "Welsh Outlook" will be interested to learn that the School of Architecture at Cardiff has already done much useful service. Mr. Purchon, who is well-known in this connection, has given many public lectures in Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and other centres. The School has also collaborated with the South Wales Institute of Architects in arranging public lectures, exhibitions, etc. Finally, may I say that while in the opinion of those competent to judge, the School of Archi- tecture at the Technical College, Cardiff, would gain by such an association with the University as would lead to its students being able to obtain the degrees they have undoubtedly earned, it seems clear that the University's gain would be even greater. For such an association would also result in the Arts students being enabled to study architecture as part of a course for either an ordinary or an honours degree. There is little doubt that the lectures now being given at the School of Architecture on such subjects as the history of architectural development and the theory of design have a breadth and cultural value at least equal to those given in other subjects in the Arts faculties. The advantage, too, to the other Arts students of association with a group of students studying a great and living art for a period of five years, would surely be no small matter. This new Welsh School of Architecture would indeed appear to be a force to be reckoned with, and those who are interested in educational matters in Wales will be well advised to give it support. I feel sure that the Head of the School would gladly give further particulars to any who may apply to him for them. He would also arrange to show any visitors the work which his School is doing. It might even be possible for a selection of this work to be sent to various Welsh centres for exhibition purposes. SOME OF OUR CONTRIBUTORS THE REV. GWILYM DA VIES. Formerly Baptist Minister. Now Organ- ising Secretary to the Welsh Branch of the League of Nations Union. Has always been the life of the Welsh School of Social Service. ALFRED PERCEVAL GRAVES. A man of genius and sensibility, who has specialised in Welsh cultural studies. The author of many books and articles. T. ALIVYN LLOYD. Director of the Welsh Housing and Town Planning Association. A recognised authority on architecture and town planning. D. HENRY REES. A veteran student of Politics and Sociology. Contributor of articles to the Fort- nightly Review," etc. TUDOR DAVIES. Barrister and journalist. Formerly on the staff of the Manchester Guardian."
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