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Fellowship created in memory of critic Worsley

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The RIBA and the British School at Rome (BSR) have announced the creation of a new travel fellowship in memory of architectural historian and critic Giles Worsley.

Worsley, who died in 2006 at the age of 44, was a believer in the importance of Italian architecture and its influence.

He was also concerned that architectural schools did not give adequate emphasis to history, believing that architectural historians and students should be encouraged to experience the reality of influential Italian buildings.

The Giles Worsley Travel Fellowship will be awarded each year to an architect or architectural historian, who will then spend three months at the BSR studying a topic of their choice.

Travel, board, accommodation and an allowance will be provided to the chosen architect who, on his or her return, will be expected to give a public presentation.

Contenders for the 2008 fellowship should apply to The Giles Worsley Fellowship, British School at Rome, c/0 The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH.

The deadline for applications 29 February. For entry requirements contact the BSR on 020 7969 5202.

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