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The Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences includes staff with interests in biological sciences, conservation, ecology, environmental sciences, environmental statistics, geography and waste management. We offer a range of degree programmes and have a number of postgraduate research students. For more information about studying with us please visit http://www.northampton.ac.uk/.

Monday, 30 March 2015

First year Geographers learn about heritage tourism at 78 Derngate

In order to learn more about heritage tourism, our first year Geography students paid a visit to 78 Derngate.  78 Derngate  is located in Northampton town centre, and is a key tourist attraction in the town.  The house was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916.  It was Mackintosh’s final major commission, and the only house in England to be designed by him.

Students outside 78 Derngate

Distinctive Charles Rennie Mackintosh design
78 Derngate is now an award-winning tourist attraction.  Students went on a tour of the house and talked with staff to find out more about the house, the visitors, and how the site has been restored.  This field visit ties in with issues explored in class about heritage tourism and tourism management.

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