Geometry Summer School
|Dates:||7 September 2020 - 11 September 2020|
|Time:||10:30 - 17:30|
The School of Traditional Arts is pleased to announce the second Geometry Summer School at Dumfries House, 7 - 11 September 2020. This annual event brings together geometry practitioners and teachers to engage in positive dialogue, share insights, and exchange practical drawing methods.
Our five-day residential Geometry Summer School immerses the participant in a series of in-depth lectures, seminars and practical workshops. Our programme this year will look at geometry within the context of the Quadrivium. (Over the coming months, the programme description will be elaborated as it takes shape.)
The School of Traditional Arts recognises geometry as the link between all the sacred and traditional arts, which is why we emphasise its importance throughout our curriculum and teaching. It is the only higher learning institution dedicated to the teaching of traditional and creative geometry from first principles through to complex pattern creation. Our students learn the language, application and the metaphysical exploration of geometry.
This residential Geometry Summer School will take place in the beautiful setting of Dumfries House Estate, in Ayrshire, Scotland. In 2007, HRH Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay, intervened to save and restore Dumfries House, designed by Robert Adams. The house holds a unique collection of furniture by Thomas Chippendale and leading 18th-century cabinetmakers. His Royal Highness has developed the 2,000 acre estate as an educational resource for the public. It is a beautiful setting for teachers and students to explore the harmonies and patterns of nature.
Who will be presenting at the Summer School?
Do you offer concessions?
We are unable to offer concessions for this course.
Who is this programme for?
Some knowledge of geometry will be useful, but all are welcome to attend.
How much will it cost to participate?
Option A £775
- Participation fee and all course materials
- Accommodation (2 per room) at the Tamar Manoukian Outdoor Residential Centre.
- Check-in 6 September, Check-out 12 September
- Three meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner*
Option B £575
- Participation fee and all course materials
- No accommodation. Participants need to book their own local accommodation in Cumnock or Ayrshire and find their way to the venue each morning.
- Two meals: Lunch and dinner*
* Simple meals will be prepared by Dumfries House staff. Please do communicate to us any dietary needs you may have.
Can you tell me more about what is provided at the Residential Centre?
- Single bed, bunk bed style room
- Maximum two people per room
- Linens provided; Laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier
- Shared bathrooms; Towels and toiletries are not provided; Showers only
- Relaxation area with sofas and large screen tv
- Urn for hot water, tea, coffee all day
- Limited Wi-Fi access;
- 2 rooms with disabled access and en-suite facilities
- Induction loop for hearing aids
What is the best way to get to Dumfries House?
From Glasgow Airport
If arriving by plane, you can opt to journey on to Dumfries House via a combination of trains, buses and taxis.
There is a direct bus service between Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Central train station; The collection stand at the airport is at Stand 4, St Vincent Street .
From Glasgow Central Station you should proceed to the town of Auchinleck (please see below). Click for further information on the bus service. You can also take a taxi directly to Dumfries House. A car takes about an hour from Glasgow Airport and costs approximately £55. Dumfries House uses a car service called Scottish Transfers.
The nearest train station to Dumfries House is Auchinleck Station. If coming from London, opt for a train that goes via Carlisle. If coming from Glasgow, there are direct trains from Glasgow Central Station to Auchinleck. Further information on rail times, purchasing tickets etc can be done via the official National Rail website. As a note to non-UK visitors, National Rail may direct you to the website of a train operator to book your ticket.
Limited parking space is available at the Tamar Manoukian Outdoor Centre on the estate. Please do let us know in advance if you plan on driving, and provide us with the make of your vehicle and the registration number.
Once you arrive in Auchinleck, it is best to use the local taxi company, Cumnock Taxis, which will be no more than £10 (probably closer to £6 depending on the day and time). Cumnock Taxis, Tel: 01290 421010. It is advised to book in advance for early mornings and Sundays.