ThompsonDr Ian Thompson
Reader in Landscape Architecture
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape; Newcastle University
Ian is Reader in Landscape Architecture at Newcastle University. In addition to a B.Phil and a PhD in landscape architecture, he holds a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Photography. In the 1980s he was a practising landscape architect. From 1986-92 he worked for Gateshead MBC and was one of the team working on the site of the National Garden Festival in Dunston (1990). He is the author of several books, including ‘The Sun King’s Garden’ (2006) an account of the creation of the gardens at Versailles for Louis XIV, and ‘The English Lakes, A History’ (2010) a narrative cultural history of the Lake District. Most recently he wrote ‘Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction’ for Oxford University Press.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts
Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Find a list of all our previous championship events here.
SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS
Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters.
To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s
Wonderful fundraising page.