Diamond Jubilee Exhibition (A look Back) Part 18

To the left is an image of the Common Room in the early twentieth century. Having a drink in the former Students Union of the 1960s, subsequently the Senior Common Room and now Student Services by the Terrace. Entertaining in a study bedroom. In early days after the admission of women in 1960, Vice-Principal Robina … Continue reading Diamond Jubilee Exhibition (A look Back) Part 18

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Kirov Dancer Rehearsing Juliet

Artist: Donald Hamilton Fraser Born July 1929, in London. Fraser is mostly noted for his abstract landscape paintings. From 1949-52, he trained at London's Saint Martin's School of Art. He was awarded a one-year French government scholarship in Paris in 1953 while in the same year his premier solo exhibition was given at Gimpel Fils, a … Continue reading Kirov Dancer Rehearsing Juliet

Diamond Jubilee Exhibition (A look Back) Part 10

Medecroft from the south. A spacious villa of 1868 became a private school and was purchased by the College at auction in 1965. It opened the following year as an Art and Craft centre and, recently thoroughly refurbished, today houses the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The image to the right is of the … Continue reading Diamond Jubilee Exhibition (A look Back) Part 10

Diamond Jubilee Exhibition (A look Back) Part 9

A new Chapel, designed after plans for expansion to 400 students and more had been announced in 1958, was planned by 1960 and opened in 1964 when it was becoming apparent that numbers were swelling still further. With 630 students King Alfred's was in that year 'the largest Church of England College for men and … Continue reading Diamond Jubilee Exhibition (A look Back) Part 9