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School of Material

Dean of School

Wendy Dagworthy
Professor Wendy Dagworthy

We encourage our students to challenge the norm, to question conventions and to respond with answers and possibilities driven by their own sense of curiosity. This is a positive and necessary challenge and an inspiration that leads to new ideas, materials, methods and design applications. We want them to move on from now and focus instead on the future.



Research Leader

Dr Peter Oakley
Dr Peter Oakley

Research across the School of Material is supported by a shared ethos of experimentation and innovation in design, studio practice and technology. Each programme in the School has a distinct identity, informed in part by the inherent differences between the specific materials they focus on. The common thread is in the importance of the qualities of materials in all the objects being created.