Over the past year or so and mainly as a result of the present economic crisis there has been considerable interest in architectural education, including the question of control and cute in student numbers. Inevitably the question of 'education' as opposed to 'training' is being reassessed at the moment and s quarters are calling for a return to the Architects' traditional role while others advocate changes that capitalize on his or her newly acquired skills and education. We now have a-'history' of change, in architectural education, particularly in the Polytechnics, since the old Intrnedate RIBS Examination was replaced in most by the CNAA BA(Hons) Degree in Architectural Studies in the early lOs,-a period long enough to allow, a critical analysis.