2017

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EXTERNAL VACANCIES

GLOBAL ACTION LTD - HEAD OF SALES AND MARKETING ROLE • Competitive salary and benefits• Ba...
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SAVE THE DATE - GUILD REUNION 2018

Saturday 19th May 2018 College Reunion for all Guild members, but especially those who lef...
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College News 2017

09/06/2017

DECEMBER AUTUMN TERM ROUND-UP It has been another busy and exciting term at College, with ...
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Festive Carols with College 03/12/17

Guild members joined College for a Festive Carol Service on Sunday 3rd December 2017. The ...
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Hinge and Bracket: "A Prize Performance" at Cheltenham Ladies' College

Hinge and Bracket: "A Prize Performance" at Cheltenham Ladies' College Dr Evadne Hinge and...
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Members' Occupations 2017

To complete your Record of Members' Occupations for 2017 please click here or go to the Me...
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Guild member Jo Skillman delivers PGC Talk

We were lucky enough to listen to a presentation by Ms Joanna Skillman (1982-1989, St Clar...
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Guild member Pippa Robinson delivers PGC Talk

Pippa Robinson on "Acing your interviews" This talk was the second in a series of talks by...
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Guild member Alice Garnier delivers rugby session

Guild member Alice Garnier (2012-2014, St Hilda's) visited College to deliver a rugby sess...
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DRINKS RECEPTION FOR GUILD IN HONG KONG NOVEMBER 2017

On Friday 3rd November, more than 40 Guild members got together for drinks at The Continen...
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GUILD DAISY LAPEL PIN BADGES

We have had some Daisy Lapel Pin Badges designed which we hope Guild members will buy to w...
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CIVIC PLAQUE TO HONOUR MISS DOROTHEA BEALE

Miss Dorothea Beale, pioneer of girls’ education, suffragist, and Principal of Cheltenham ...
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Guild Creative Drinks

45 Guild members aged 18-70 gathered in Chelsea for the Guild Creative Drinks in September...
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GUILD MALAYSIA RECEPTION

Guild members in Malaysia and Singapore in medicine or law were recently invited to an eve...
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Guild Reunion 2017

02/01/2017

Saturday 20th May over 330 Guild and Honorary members of all ages descended on Cheltenham ...
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Guild Members in the News 2017

JUNE Charlotte Collins (1985, Glenlee) - Congratulations to Charlotte Collins who has won ...
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CLC Golf Society 2017

TASSIE GOLF RESULTS This year again we had 8 willing golfers wanting to take part in The T...
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CLC ONLINE DIGITAL ARCHIVE

The College online archive is now live and available for Guild members to use. The funding...
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Claudia Clare: Exhibition - The Summer Pots

Claudia Clare (Stott) will be showing 'The Summer Pots,' in a two person show from 8th - 3...
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Guild Member Cycling 300 miles from Budapest to Zagreb

Guild member, Alice Garnier (2012-2014, St Hilda's ), will be cycling 300 miles this summe...
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Contemporary artists respond to Mappa Mundi

Mapping Inspirations Exhibition - Hereford Cathedral 10th April - 15th July 2017 (inc Gray...
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Guild Member running in the Marathon des Sables 07/04/17

Guild member, Georgie Peters (2000-2005, Sidney Lodge), is running in the Marathon des Sab...
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Walking and Talking From Dover to Iona - Guild member Pilgrimage

A LISTENING PILGRIMAGE APRIL-JUNE 2017 Can you walk or talk with us? Guild member, Isabel ...
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Women at the Royal Hospital Chelsea: 325 Years of History 23-29 March

01/03/2017

The Royal Hospital Chelsea will be holding an exhibition exploring the important role wome...
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Principal's Lecture Series: Education for Life 04/02/17

On Saturday 4th February, the UC and SFC girls were fortunate enough to attend the Princip...
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BEALE DEBATE 2016

The highly anticipated annual Beale Debate took place at College on Saturday 3rd December....
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Life According to Saki - New York 2017

Jessica Lazar (2005, Sidney Lodge) directed Life According to Saki at the Edinburgh Fringe...
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Snowdrops at Colesbourne Park

DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST WE WILL NOT BE ORGANISING A VISIT THIS YEAR There are a number of ...

Contemporary artists respond to Mappa Mundi

Mapping Inspirations Exhibition - Hereford Cathedral 10th April - 15th July 2017 (inc Grayson Perry and Guild member Charlie Calder-Potts)

The Hereford Mappa Mundi invites a response from everyone who views it, and each person brings to it their own experiences, memories, associations and interpretations.

The current special exhibition within the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library Exhibition is an exhibition of contemporary art, involving five established artists and fourteen degree students from Hereford College of Arts, all of whom have responded to Mappa Mundi in wonderfully varied and imaginative ways. The exhibition brings their work together to inspire visitors to consider the map’s meaning and artistry more deeply.

The best known artist is Grayson Perry, who has become an establishment figure (RA 2012, CBE 2013, BBC Reith Lecturer 2013, Trustee of the British Museum 2015) despite the fact that his work is often deeply subversive, parodying modern society and its mores with witty cynicism, heavy with historical references. Several of Perry’s works make reference to the world of the medieval mappa mundi, the most significant of them being his huge autobiographical etching, Map of Nowhere (2008), which is displayed opposite Mappa Mundi itself. It is a self-portrait which encompasses and categorises all the things that modern life throws at a person, in a similar way to how Mappa Mundi presents a huge variety of information drawn from much older sources. 'Map of Nowhere' is indebted both to the Hereford Mappa Mundi (see the podcast from BBC4’s The Beauty of Maps) and the Ebstorf World Map

Andrea McLean, who lives and works in Ledbury, was artist-in-residence at the cathedral in 2005, when she created a work which now hangs close to the entrance of the Map Room in the British Library. Her art is imbued with references to Mappa Mundi and she has created two new pieces especially for this exhibition which are wonderfully colourful and intricate. With them are two of her notebooks which are themselves beautiful works of art.

Genevieve Belgard started her artistic career as a designer for the theatre and theatricality is evident in her three-dimensional mixed-media diorama, which presents members of the monstrous races as if refugees, detained and shunned as outsiders. They are flanked by mandrakes who are resisting attempts to restrain them with threads and pins.

Charlie Calder-Potts (CLC 1996-2001, St Clare) is an intrepid traveller inspired especially by the art and poetry of the Middle East. She was one of the official British war artists in Afghanistan. Her work is exquisitely detailed and her autobiographical 'Mappa Aevum', mixed media (including gold leaf) on vellum, has almost as many images and references on it as Mappa Mundi. Alongside it are two works resulting from her recent British Council project working in Iran with the poet Rosa Jamali.

Ewan David Eason is well known for his pioneering technique of printing on to gold leaf, which features in many of his works. His 'Mappa Mundi' series of prints takes city maps and removes all the text, creating an abstract image. We are fortunate to have been loaned his prints of Jerusalem and of London, the latter centered on the spot where he proposed to his wife.

The student works resulted from modules within the 2nd-year BA (Hons) degree in artist blacksmithing, contemporary design crafts or jewellery design. Mappa Mundi was taken as the starting point for individual journeys of discovery: the results are extraordinarily diverse and astound with their creativity.

This special exhibition is on display within the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library Exhibition from 10 April to 15 July 2017, 10 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday (last admission 4.30 pm). Normal admission charges apply.