Innovative School Design

Eton goes modern

The Tony Little Centre for Innovation and Research in Learning (CIRL) at Eton College has now been open just over a year. The vision of outgoing Head Master Tony Little, CIRL was designed to develop Eton’s expertise in teaching and learning.
The Tony Little Centre for Innovation and Research in Learning (CIRL) at Eton College

The Tony Little Centre is located in an existing building at the college, redesigned by local architect firm Lewandowski.  The Edwardian façade gives way to a truly 21st century interior.  Spaceoasis, learning space designer and furniture manufacturer, worked alongside Lewandowski and with a senior master from the College, Simon Hearsey, to design and install the new learning spaces at CIRL.  The centre will act as a research hub, allowing experimentation with cutting-edge innovations in teaching and learning and a greater emphasis on evidence-based practice.  Masters will use the centre to try new methods of teaching and to share best practice, while Eton’s students will experience new ways of learning in a non-traditional environment that is unlike any other in the school. Here we take a closer look at the design features in three of the teaching and learning spaces.  

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