As part of Architecture Week, which runs from 20-27 November, Glasgow 1999 presents a series of lectures. Architectural historian Charles McKean considers how people’s perceptions of Glasgow are formed by its architecture in the first lecture, Glasgow’s Grandeur – Dressing Up for Show on 20 November, at the Caledonian University, Glasgow.

Contact: 0141-248 6994 for further information on all lectures.

International Symposium on Ecstatic Space at the Royal Academy of Arts raises the question of how far the accentuation of the sensual and the sensational can legitimise an architectural work. Speakers include Ron Arad and Nigel Coates, with Paola Portoghesi introducing the event by discussing the historical background of the psychology of space, on 17 November.

Contact: 0171-300 5687.

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