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Access

Hooke Park is located about 3 miles south-east of the town of Beaminster, close to the village of Hooke.
By car: Road access is via the main entrance gate on the north-east side of the site, close to Hooke village. Approach from Crewkerne via the A303 and A3066, from Beaminster via the B3163, or from Dorchester via the A37 and A356. The approach road to Hooke Park is narrow and single-track in places.
By train:
The most convenient train station for travel from London is Crewkerne (2.5 hours, trains typically every 2 hours from London Waterloo). Dorchester, Yeovil and Maiden Newton stations are also near by. Taxis for transfer to Hooke Park should be pre-booked (Just Drive Taxis: 0800 062 2111 justdrivetaxis.co.uk, Craig’s taxis: 01308 861 000).
See nationalrail.co.uk.for details of train departure times.
Public access:
A public right-of-way bridleway runs across the site from the main entrance to the village of South Poorton. There is also a way-marked permissive path that passes through the campus. All visitors are requested to be aware that Hooke Park is a private working forest with tree-felling and other potentially dangerous activities.

There is no public access to the buildings or the teaching facilities. Visitors are welcome, by prior arrangement only.

Contacts

Hooke Park
Beaminster
Dorset DT8 3PH
T: 01308 863 588
E: hookepark@aaschool.ac.uk

Hooke Park Warden

Zachary Mollica

Administrator

Laura Kaddey

Workshop Manager

Charlie Corry-Wright

Forester

Christopher Sadd

Architectural Robotics Developer

Jean-Nicolas Alois Dackiw

Workshop Technician

Edward Coe

Catering Manager

Georgie Corry-Wright

Links

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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Certificate), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.

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