15 June 2015
Architectural Association, London
The penultimate week of term is host to AA Conversations’ all-time favourite event of the year: the Diploma Honours presentations. As the best way to experience a cross-section through the work of the Diploma School through a selection of the very best projects of this academic year, it is exciting on many levels. As students and staff from across the school pack into the Lecture Hall to watch, nervous nominated students chant their presentations under their breath in preparation and the panel of Diploma tutors studiously listen and surreptitiously take notes, while the audience takes bets and whispers rumours about who is in the running to receive the AA’s highest accolade at the end of five years in the Undergraduate School. A day of excitement, fun and conviviality, it is above all a celebration of academic excellence that is not to be missed this Friday from 1pm.
Also this week is an exciting tour of 20 Fenchurch Street (more commonly known as the City of London’s iconic Walkie Talkie) led by former city planner officer for the City of London and AA Honorary Member Peter Rees on Tuesday afternoon. Tickets for this tour are currently sold out but email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be placed on the reserve list. On Wednesday evening Night School hosts a noctural walking tour of Bloomsbury and St. Giles led by Matthew Beaumont, author of the aptly titled book Nightwalking that launched in the AA Bookshop earlier this term. The AA Film Club continues their Running series with Zabriskie Point also on Wednesday in the AA Cinema where Membership will host a screening of a documentary on Oscar Niemeyer titled Life is a Breath of Air on Thursday evening.