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The Martin Centre Research Seminar Series

The Martin Centre Research Seminar Series is one of the longest running in the field (50th annual series), and is hosted and supported by the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies; the research arm of the Department of Architecture.

The seminars are informal in format and include a 45-minute talk from the invited speaker, followed by 15-minutes of questions and answers. They are typically well-attended by both staff and students of the Department, as well as members from the wider University and Cambridge community. The seminars are video recorded for Martin Centre records, and subject to the speaker’s approval may be released to either University members only or the general public.

Theme for the 50th annual series

The topic for this forthcoming series will frame the discussions around the common ground between theory and practice, with particular focus on ‘Cambridge master-planning and urban design’. Please find Term Cards and seminar posters posted on the righthand side of this page.

Time and Location

The seminars are held every Wednesday during full term from 1:15 to 2:15 pm, at the Department of Architecture, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PX; typically in Lecture Room 1.


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