Tomlinson Centre Events

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Forty Years of MA Furniture Design Conference 1976-2016

A unique opportunity to look back on 40 years of the MA Furniture course, celebrate the achievements of both students and staff and reflect on the state of furniture now and in the future.

And meet up and catch up!

And have dinner together!


To be held on Friday 27 September 2019 - –

The Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Road, London E8 3ND


Early Bird - £36 until Tuesday 17 September 2019 £45 thereafter 


Dietary Requirements?

If you have dietary requirements, please specify in an email to Lynn Jones


Getting there

The Tomlinson Centre is within walking distance of Haggerston Overground station. The Centre is less than one mile from the City, conveniently located between Shoreditch and Dalston. It is serviced by several bus routes passing through Kingsland Road (A10). It is less than five minutes’ walk from the nearest bus stop.

There are some pay-and-display parking bays close to the centre, in Albion Drive and Middleton Road. The nearest car park is on Bentley Road, which is a short walk from the centre.

Directions from the car park to the Centre


Schedule for the Event                Arrival refreshments

3.30pm            Dr Lynn Jones & Rick Levene: Welcome


3.50pm            Joe Bray: The Future of Furniture Craft Education - Churchill Fellowship Tour, 2019 

4.10pm            Rachel Hicks:  Case Study - Chandlings Primary School

4.30pm            Dr Paul Stead:  ‘It Was Never Really About Furniture'

4.50pm            Q&A

5.10pm            Tea & Coffee – with 'Where Are they Now?’ Skype interventions!

5.45pm            Dr Ray Batchelor and Dylan Stone: ‘Queer Tango, Weird Tables & the Pursuit of Joy!’

6.10pm            Short Networking Break

6.30pm            Dinner! …and networking                Close



(incl. VAT)