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Michael Gove and architecture

Rowan Moore in Sunday’s Observer: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/mar/06/michael-gove-architecture-in-schools.

So let’s see now, what kind of built environment assisted Michael Gove’s education? This, maybe?

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usbiography/g/images/robertgordon-450.jpg

Followed by this?

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/2951878639_05e4185ddd.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.qype.co.uk/ukj14-oxford/tag/old%2520lady&usg=___yPjincwXd6kKg-PbFn32Cj8MHM=&h=314&w=500&sz=108&hl=en&start=0&sig2=bk0r5yWINKr22ilgO_oqfw&zoom=1&tbnid=Bv3PaEQYYJ3sEM:&tbnh=122&tbnw=194&ei=VvN1TcKQMJG1hAfdv5mJBg&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlady%2Bmargaret%2Bhall%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4GGLL_enGB400GB400%26biw%3D1154%26bih%3D490%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=122&vpy=272&dur=890&hovh=178&hovw=283&tx=164&ty=93&oei=VvN1TcKQMJG1hAfdv5mJBg&page=1&ndsp=9&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0

And Gove is comparitively underpriveleged compared to many of his peers in Cabinet.

Clearly, architecture has no connection to education, and to create a flat playing field of opportunity we first have to create a flat field where certain rather fine buildings now stand, or at least replace such structures with 1950s concrete hulks that smell of mouldy baked beans, being kneed in the groin behind the bike sheds, and generally put you in your place before you’ve even found it. Vive the architect-free revoution!

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  1. March 8, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Jon! Did we go to the same school? Oh no, mine was built in the 60s and smelt of despair.

    By the way, to embed a picture into your blog, right click on it, save to disc (in My Blog Pictures or somewhere) then insert from there to blog. Bingo – lots of URLS avoided.

    xxx

    • March 8, 2011 at 9:29 am

      really? thought it was so much more complicated than that on wordpress! Have friend in US who keeps begging for pics — if it’s that easy I’ll do it much more!

      you’re an e-star, as ever… J

    • March 9, 2011 at 8:21 am

      err… when you say ‘and then insert from there to blog’, this isn’t just cut and paste, is it? WordPress seems to involve making some kind of a library within wordpress and hten linking to it; have done it but just too slow and fiddly… unless you know a quick way??

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