Nick Shoolingin-Jordan (B1 1987-92)

Nick Shoolingin-Jordan (B1 1987-92) is an EMMY-nominated Director and Producer with a particular focus on blue-chip science, natural history and conservation films for clients such as Netflix, BBC, PBS, and Discovery. He directed three episodes of One Strange Rock; Genesis, Survival and Awakening, for National Geographic. The series is available on Amazon Prime. His most […]

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Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman.

Having debuted at Sundance last year, Promising Young Woman, written and directed by Emerald Fennell (NC 1998-2003) was due for release in April 2020 but was, for obvious reasons, delayed. The film is now due out on 12 February 2021 in the UK. You can see the trailer here and read interviews with Emerald and […]

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On the Shelves – The Art Museum in Modern Times

Charles Saumarez Smith (C1 1967-71) has written a book The Art Museum in Modern Times looking at how art museums changed in the past century and where they are heading in the future due to be published in March 2021. “A compelling examination of the art museum, this sweeping book explores how the architecture, vision, […]

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Simon Mordant (B1 1973-77) new appointment

Congratulations to Simon Mordant (B1 1973-77) who has been appointed as the new (Honorary) Enterprise Professor at the Center of Visual Arts at the University of Melbourne. “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Mordant as our new Enterprise Professor,” said Professor Su Baker, Director of the Centre of Visual Art and Pro-Vice […]

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A Live Streamed Pico Christmas!!

For any OMs who are missing the opportunity to sing in a carol service this year, Rosie Wintour (MM 1996-2001), founder of the Pico Players & the Pico Singers would love to invite you to join forces and be a part of the Pico Live-Streamed Christmas Concert. She writes, “We will be holding rehearsals for […]

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Bill Bankes-Jones (TU 1976-80) awarded the BEM

We’re delighted to announce that Bill Bankes-Jones (TU 1976-80), Artistic Director of Tête à Tête Opera Company, has been awarded the BEM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for “services to opera and diversity.” Tête à Tête said of the award, “After 20 years at the helm of Tête à Tête, it’s a well-deserved recognition of […]

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Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77)

Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77) wrote in to tell us the latest exciting news regarding his podcast: “Just a quick update concerning my latest podcast series, available via BBC Sounds: “Manhunt: Finding Kevin Parle“. I am delighted to say the first series of the podcast has won an Award at the annual New York Festivals Radio […]

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A Tribute to Derek Hill (LI 1930-33) by Edward Twohig

The tribute to artist Derek Hill (LI 1930-33) delivered by presenter/producer John Bowman on RTE Radio 1 on Bowman: Sunday broadcast on 19th July at 8.30am propelled me to write the below and share with you. This radio programme was fortified by reading ‘Derek Hill, An Appreciation’ by the Earl of Gowrie, autographed by Derek Hill and inscribed ‘for […]

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Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-03) to return as Artist-in-Residence

“…Katyuli Lloyd’s work had hints of Matisse and [is] beautifully executed…” Rafi Romaya, Art Director at Canongate Books Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-03) is returning to the College as Artist-in-Residence from September. Here, Edward Twohig, Head of Art, elucidates as to why Katyuli’s creativity is enduring and why it will add a compelling chapter to the […]

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