How many more “old dinosaur[s are still] learning the new ways”?* St Swithun’s has been considering what we can all do to tackle everyday sexism.
St Swithun's is holding a drinks reception in Singapore on Friday 27th October 2017. All Old Girls, former parents and former staff are invited.
Are you off to university? Or do you have children / grandchildren who are off to university? A recent OG offers top tips for the transition between school and life in halls of residence.
Old Girls and former staff are able to access The Chain 2017 online.
Old Girls introduce Lower 5 to career speed dating and attract many potential matches for their professions.
"Standing on the table, toasting marshmallows, dancing to Elvis" is just one of the memories Jane Rundle (nee Vigor, HA, 1964) shared with the current pupils on a recent visit (25 May 2017).
Domini Hogg (2007) offers an excellent opportunity for someone looking to start a career in journalism, social media, jewellery or fashion.
Christmas Concert Friday 8 December 7:30pm Performances from a selection of St Swithun’s musical ensembles including Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band and Strictly Strings. The concert starts at 7:30pm in Harvey Hall, St Swithun’s School. Admission is free for Old Girls, former parents and former staff, their family and friends. Please reserve a seat(s) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or online by clicking below.
Following on from the success of the summer term history of art evening classes, St Swithun’s are excited to announce that the dates for the autumn term history of art evening classes. The classes will be on a Monday afternoon in the Old Junior School hall from 1630 hrs to 1730 hrs. In this series of lectures, we will be focusing on particular artistic movements and genres integral to the history of art. You will look in detail at the historical and social contexts of those movements and explore particular, iconic artworks of the main artists involved. The following lectures will take place on the following days: 25 September – Sculpture in 15th century Florence: The Masterworks of Donatello and Andrea del Verrocchio 2 October – The Dutch Golden Age: Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer 9 October – The Female Impressionists in Paris: Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt 6 November – Norwegian Expressionism: Edvard Munch 13 November – Turn of the Century Vienna: Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele 20 November – Photography as Art and Expression: Julia Margaret Cameron and Sally Mann 4 December – Chris Ofili and the YBAs These diverse and fascinating movements and works by iconic artists will be examined in depth and contexts such as religious tensions and social climbing in the Dutch republic, the controversy of the female artist in 19th century France, the relationship between art and mental illness and the role of black culture in contemporary art will be explored in great detail. Seminal works by artists as famous as Rembrandt and Gustav Klimt will be discussed alongside paintings and photographs by more recent and less well known artists and their continuing impact and relevance will be exposed and analysed. The lectures are free to attend for Old Girls and members of the St Swithun’s community. Refreshments will be provided. We hope you can join us.