In Memoriam: Elena Mourdjis

Elena Mourdjis graduated from Goldsmiths with a 2:1 BA in Design on 13 September 2013. Her achievements include: February 2014: Worked for Technology Will Save Us, a company that makes DIY gadget kits, and represented them at a Qatar fair in November 2014. April 2015: Completed a three-month course at Shillington College in Graphic Design. […]

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Reblog: History in fiction – why it matters

Valeria Vescina (MA Creative Writing, 2012) and Amy Sackville (MA Creative Writing, 2008) were invited back to campus to speak at the Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre on the topic of ‘Fiction and History’ with reference to their novels.

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Vase of Talos, Jatta Museum, Ruvo di Puglia

Valeria recently wrote about this experience, which you can read on her blog:

Valeria Vescina

Recently, Amy Sackville and I were invited to speak at the Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre on the topic of ‘Fiction and History’ with reference to our novels. Amy presented Painter to the King (Granta), where she brings to life Diego Velazequez and the Court of Philip IV of Spain; I spoke about That Summer in Puglia (Eyewear Publishing), to which layers of history and diverse cultures are integral.

The Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre is ‘the home of new writing, debate about literature and more’, so the questions from writer and lecturer Ardu Vakil, our interviewer, were duly stimulating. My thanks to Prof. Blake Morrison: it was an honour to be invited to Goldsmiths, having been there years ago as a Creative & Life Writing MA student, and a pleasure to see some of my former tutors, including Ardu. This blog post is in response to requests, on the night…

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Graduate News: Jordan Akisanya

The Goldsmiths Confucius Institute and the Department of Politics and International Relations would like to congratulate Jordan Akisanya (BA International Studies and Chinese, 2018) for his new role as Chinese Research Analyst in the Corporate Intelligence Division at KPMG. Jordan said, “I’m very grateful for the opportunities this degree provided me throughout my studies; they were […]

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In Memoriam: Stanley Glasser

Stanley Glasser, Emeritus Professor of Music at Goldsmiths and Honorary Fellow of the College I first met Stanley Glasser – who has died on 5 August, aged 92 – at my interview for a Lectureship in Music at Goldsmiths. Even though some things were conducted less formally in those far-off days, it was still a […]

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Interview with alumni Paule Constable & Adrian Sutton

Professor Mark d’Inverno, Pro-Warden (International), caught up with alumni Paule Constable and Adrian Sutton in New York to talk about their work on ‘Angels in America’, which is currently on Broadway, and their Goldsmiths experience. This year, the National Theatre production of ‘Angels in America’ broke the record for the most Tony Award nominations for a play in Broadway […]

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Peter Moorse Obituary

  Peter Moorse was a champion of church music. He was a musical mover and shaker. He moved us, he shook us. He took us through a hundred shades of every emotional colour of the rainbow and brought us to a peak of performance practice that few have ever or will ever match. Peter was […]

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