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"
S K Perry’s (MA Writer / Teacher, 2015) debut novel Let Me Be Like Water was shortlisted for the Mslexia Award and was published by Melville House this month. Sarah was longlisted for the inaugural London’s Young Poet Laureate and was Cityread Young Writer in Residence. She co-founded the masculinities project Great Men in 2012 and has worked on initiatives […]Read more "Guest Post: Debut novel by alumna S K Perry"
Book Launch: Learning and Teaching British Values by Sadia Habib Date: Thursday, 30 November 2017 Time: 4.30-6.30pm Location: Rooms 109 & 110, Ground Floor, Margaret McMillan Building On Thursday 30 November, Sadia Habib will be speaking about her book, ‘Learning and Teaching British Values’ at a joint event with her esteemed colleague from the Department of […]Read more "Guest Post: Book Launch"
On Thursday 8 September 2016, Goldsmiths welcomed back to campus a small group of alumnae who studied teaching training at Goldsmiths in the 1950s. The group, who met while living together at Grove Hall from 1954 to 1956, have been meeting for the last 26 years and were celebrating 60 years since they left Goldsmiths. […]Read more "Back to Goldsmiths (after graduating 60 years ago)"
Out of the frying pan into the fire? – A tale of two 1960’s halls of residence – I arrived at Bennett Park, Blackheath, as a very green Goldsmiths’ fresher in the late 1960’s, having never lived away from home, let alone having experienced the delights of the Big Smoke. At the time Bennett Park […]Read more "Guest Post: Out of the frying pan into the fire?"
Ngapartji Ngapartji 2005. Lee traces the story in the sand outlining the different moiety and kinship groups explaining to us the complex Anangu lores and relationships. The Sydney city high school girls listen with respect and intrigue … A few days later, we are sitting in the red dirt with Mildred and her sister as […]Read more "Guest Post: Ngapartji Ngapartji"
Exhibition: And The Dark And The Dark Artist Gemma Kauffman invites you to And The Dark And The Dark. This three-person exhibition of painting and sculpture addresses themes of the visionary and the other-worldly and features Gemma Kauffman, Lana Locke and Vanessa Mitter. Private view (first Thursdays): Thursday 5 November 2015, 6.00pm – 9.00pm A-side B-side Gallery, Hackney […]Read more "Guest Post: And the Dark…"
Care leavers and former young offenders have found confidence, inspiration and a sense of control over their lives, thanks to a filmmaking project co-run by Goldsmiths academic Dr Anna Carlile from the Department of Educational Studies. Dr Carlile has worked with non-profit community group Shootstraight to help deliver a three-month improvisation and film workshop for young people […]Read more "Lives changed through filmmaking scheme"
The Queen Mother and You Calling all 1970s Goldsmiths graduates! Do you remember when we had the degree ceremonies at The Royal Albert Hall? The Queen Mother was Vice Chancellor and I remember walking across to curtsey in front of her when I was awarded my BEd (Hons) in 1973. Unfortunately, Goldsmiths’ Archivist does not have […]Read more "Guest Post: The Queen Mother"