Communities of Practice LO27116

Date: 08/07/01

Replying to LO27101 --

Dear Barry,

The way we build cities here in the UK is to build a Cathedral. Oxford is
a city because it has Christ Church (College) Cathedral. Cambridge is a
town because it does not have a Cathedral. I think now that may change
under commercial pressures, like Honda may want Swindon to become a city
because they built a massive car factory which is the new Cathedral of the
twentieth century. A study of the late middle ages and beyond affords much
as to understanding CoP's and other so called modern preoccupations.

My uncle was an architect. I wanted to become an architect but my CoP's
would not let me indulge for a lack of I build mud huts
inside my head and call them hives;-)

Love and best wishes to you and your family,



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