Veronica Thornton (BEd Art and Design, 1974) taught art throughout southeast London for 30 years and is currently based in Cambridge. She tells us about her time teaching and her first novel The Screaming Alice (rhyming slang for the Crystal Palace). I was inspired to write The Screaming Alice based on my experiences as an art teacher […]Read more "Guest Post: The Screaming Alice"
Dr John Woolf (PhD History, 2016) is a historian and researcher who has recently co-written the bestselling audiobook Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets. Having read history at the University of Cambridge, John went on to obtain a Goldsmiths PhD on nineteenth-century freak shows. Since then John has developed the BBC4 series The Real Tom Thumb: History’s […]Read more "Guest Post: Dr John Woolf’s The Wonders"
Heath Pennington (MA Performance and Culture, 2013) received their second MA in Gender Studies from Central European University in 2018. Their cross-cultural thesis explores affective bonds around belonging and gender amongst BDSM practitioners in London and Budapest. Their interdisciplinary research interests include affect and queer theories; gender and performance studies; and embodiment. Read more about […]Read more "Guest Post: Alumnx Heath Pennington publishes BDSM research"
Producer of ‘Trans in America: Texas Strong’ Media & Communications graduate Lindsey Dryden and team have been awarded Best Video Documentary: Longform and the People’s Voice in the same category, at the 23rd Annual Webby Awards – the awards ‘celebrate the best of the internet’. The Webby Award Winners are nominated and selected by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).Read more "Graduate News: Double win at Webby Awards for ‘Trans in America’, produced by alumna Lindsey Dryden"
Zarina Bhimji was born in Mbarara, Uganda in 1963. She received a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London and an MA from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2007, Bhimji has had major solo exhibitions in the UK and internationally. Her work is […]Read more "In conversation with Zarina Bhimji on her exhibition Lead White"
Rohith S. Katbamna (MA Television Journalism, 2010) is a filmmaker, journalist and author based in London. His most recent work is the hybrid novel, Down and Rising, which was released in January 2019. Born in Hammersmith, England, Rohith began his writing career in the film and television industry. Following on from his work with the BBC, […]Read more "Guest Post: Down and Rising by Rohith S. Katbamna"
Fine Art graduate Mohammed Sami Al Amili was awarded the annual Hottinger Prize for Excellence – the award, now in its second year, aims to support emerging artists in the regions in which the Hottinger works. Mohammed trained in fine arts in Baghdad before attending Ulster University, going on to graduate from MFA Fine Art […]Read more "Graduate News: Mohammed Sami wins Hottinger Prize for Excellence 2019"