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NVA’s the Invisible College: Next steps in the reinvention of St Peter’s Seminary and Kilmahew

Angus Farquhar shares NVA’s future plans for St Peter’s Seminary/Kilmahew.

NVA’s the Invisible College: Next steps in the reinvention of St Peter’s Seminary and Kilmahew

Angus Farquhar of NVA presents briefly the ideas of horizontal learning and multiple voices. Time to revive the inspiring, true purpose of education..

NVA’s the Invisible College: Next steps in the reinvention of St Peter’s Seminary and Kilmahew.

NVA’s Angus Farquhar shares his beliefs for the contribution of dissent, spirit & community towards the Invisible College.

The Concrete and The Divine →

Jonathan Glancey explores Scotland’s physical and spiritual landscape to discover more about the extraordinary lives of two of Britain’s most talented architects, Andy Macmillan and Isi Metzstein. Their masterpiece was St Peter’s Seminary at Cardross, which NVA is working towards partly consolidating as part of the Invisible College project based at Kilmahew.

Thanks to Tahira and the other hardy souls who braved the cold on Saturday to listen to Kilmahew Audio Drift No.1 up at the site. Here’s a short piece about the work from Radio Scotland’s ‘Good Morning Scotland’ programme. To find out more click the ‘Audio drifts’ link in the menu at the top. submitted by Michael Gallagher, Invisible College team

Audio Drift No.1: launch event

Saturday 23rd March 2013, 3-5pm
 Meet at Cardoss Primary School

We here at The Invisible College invite you to join our team for a unique walking-and-listening event in the heart of Kilmahew woods. The starting point for this atmospheric, social experience is Cardross Primary School (G82 5PN), where there is limited parking available in the playground. Participants should gather from 2.30pm, for a 3pm walked departure.

Kilmahew Audio Drift No.1 is a sound work designed to be listened to on a portable MP3 player (such as ipod or smartphone) whilst walking around the former Kilmahew estate. The drift was produced in 2012 by Michael Gallagher, working with volunteers from the local Heritage and Landscape & Conservation Groups. It mixes together sound recordings and stories about the past, present and possible future of Kilmahew/St Peter’s.

Before the event you will need to download the audio drift to your MP3 player. Don’t worry, this is easy! You can access instructions and the Audio Drift file online

If you have any problems downloading please email Michael on

If you do not own an MP3 player and would still like to participate this may be possible. A limited supply of players and headphone sets will be available to borrow on the day. More information about the Audio Drift is available by downloading the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’:
Audio Drift FAQ’s (pdf 82kb)

The event will go ahead whatever the weather, so if you wish to join us, please wear weatherproof clothing and sensible footwear. Wellies or walking boots are best as Kilmahew is very muddy. Post-drift biscuits will be served in the Kilmahew Productive Garden at 4.30pm; please bring a flask of tea or coffee to go with them.

Ed Hollis from the Invisible College project team answers a common question: why not just leave St. Peter’s as it is? It’s pretty amazing in it’s current ruined state - why do anything to change that? Ed’s answer is that ruins are not static. St. Peter’s is falling apart - no change is not an option. He thinks stabilising it will ensure that there is enough of the building left to be interesting.

posted by Michael Gallagher, Glasgow University

Short clip about Kilmahew/St. Peter’s from BBC Radio Scotland’s Out Of Doors programme, July 2012, featuring some bits from Kilmahew Audio Drift No.1.