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20 April 2005

Five eminent graduates of UCL's MSc in Light and Lighting, run by the Bartlett Graduate School, gave presentations at the annual LET Lighting Lecture on 21 April 2005.

Since 1995, the Lighting Education Trust (LET) has supported the work of Bartlett Lighting, UCL's centre for excellence in lighting research and teaching. This support includes the MSc in Light and Lighting, Europe's longest standing specialist graduate lighting programme. The event marked the launch of the LET's fundraising activities for 2005 and was sponsored by Thorn Lighting.

The speakers come from very different backgrounds, including architecture, drama and electrical engineering. Each one, however, has carved a successful career in the lighting industry following their studies at the Bartlett and they have subsequently worked on some very high profile projects. For example, Professor Dr Matia João Pinto- Coelho studied architecture in Lisbon before attending the Bartlett. She has been involved in a number of pivotal projects including UNESCO World Heritage monuments and founded lightmotif.architectura, the first company of its kind in Portugal. Mr Arfon Davies, an associate at Arup Lighting has particular interest in designing with natural light. Previous projects include the Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge, and he is currently working on the expansion to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with architect Renzo Piano.

As well as the MSc programme, Bartlett Lighting provides consultancy services to industry, and boasts a range of state-of-the-art facilities, such as the UK's first lighting simulator and variable luminance artificial sky, a geodesic hemispherical dome covered with an array of state of the art light sources and diffusers. From this year onwards, LET supporters will have priority access to the researchers at Bartlett Lighting for advice on lighting issues, online access to key resources and research findings from the MSc programme.

To find out more about Bartlett Lighting or the LET use the links below.

Bartlett Lighting
Thorn Lighting
Lighting Education Trust