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13 September

Catch up with Arts OV

As part of the Himalayan Anniversary event earlier this year, Tony Dyson (Br 56-65) very kindly donated two tickets to watch a matinee performance, including Sir Frederick Ashton’s ballet to Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, along with a lunch at the Royal Opera House.  This week, Tony attended the funeral of  John Turner (Hon OV) and, whilst he was in Worcester he came into King’s to drop off the ballet tickets to pass on to the lucky auction winners. Tony is the Chairman of The Frederick Ashton Foundation and is therefore heavily involved with the foundation and the ballet, and he explained to Liz Elliott that he also remains involved with his architect practice, where he specialises in the design of urban hard landscapes and the architectural settings of memorial sculptures such as the Nelson Mandela Statue, the Mahatma Ghandi memorial and the memorial of the suffragist leader Dame Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square.

Tony had time for a quick visit to the Art Department at King’s where he was very impressed to see artwork by the current Upper Sixth students, one of whom has been focusing on architecture and another on dance – both of which encompass Tony’s passions, so it proved to be a very fortuitous visit!

We are very grateful for Tony’s support of our Bursary Campaign via his generous auction lot donation.