Fairfield House

For Bath Spa students, working with Fairfield House represents an opportunity to collaborate with an internationally significant community resource.

About Fairfield House

Located in Newbridge, Bath, Fairfield House was the home of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie 1 during his years spent in exile (1936-1941). Upon leaving Bath to return to Ethiopia, he donated Fairfield House to the city of Bath in 1958 to be used as a house for the elderly.

Today it is still used in this way, but it is also hugely significant to the Ethiopian community, as well as the Rastafari community globally. Bath Spa University is currently working in partnership with Fairfield House, and together, we've identified a series of activities that will provide benefit to both organisations.

Opportunities for students

Working with Farifield House, our students can undertake credit-bearing projects, work experience placements and extra-curricular activities.

Projects may be based around:

  • Marketing
  • Publishing
  • World music
  • Photography
  • Food and nutrition
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Museum, library and art exhibitions
  • Opportunities to work with Imperial Voice Radio.


Please send any enquiries to daro@bathspa.ac.uk

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