I’ve just been to a focus group (I know: groan) about evaluating thefancy teaching spaces the University has launched recently: the TeachingGrid, the Learning Grad, the Reinvention Centre, and the Capital Centre.All are very shiny lovely new spaces, but I don’t know how useful theyare for us in Computer Science. I guess the Learning Grid is quitepopular with our students – but what makes it so? I would like feedbackfrom students who use it.I am not sure many of us have actually seen the other spaces. TheTeaaching Grid occupies half of the first floor of the library, and hassome nice equipment but also space for seminars and round tablediscussions, with facilities to tape/video the session and… otherstuff. The Reinvention Centre has the famous Bean Bag Room, where peoplecan hang loose while having the teaching session. The Capital Centre….well, I’ve never been.Maybe it’s time for me to try these places. Any feedback from anyone?