Photographer Dav Stewart, an alumnus of Christ the King, has recently had his photograph of artist Kate Tempest admitted to the National Portrait Gallery in London. The photograph, which Stewart produced in collaboration with friend and Art Director Luke Eastop, will now join such famous works as Mischa Richter’s Back to Black portrait of Amy Winehouse and Mario Testino’s ‘Ray of Light’ shot of Madonna as part of the prestigious National Portrait Collection.
Philosophy teacher Mr E Barnett from Christ the King College is collaborating with KCL Classics Professor Edith Hall to increase the availability of Classical Civilisations in state comprehensives
Classical Civilisations, as Professor Edith Hall explains, are fascinating, insightful and have much to teach contemporary societies. However, in Britain today, “few secondary schools are ever given the opportunity to investigate the dazzling thought-world of the Greeks.” Professor Hall, who currently teaches at King’s College London, is an expert on the Ancient Greek period and has held posts at Cambridge, Oxford, Durham and London Universities. In addition to her role as a lecturer, she is also a prolific writer, appears regularly on BBC Radio and has acted as a consultant to professional productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and Northern Broadsides, among many others. She has been working closely with Mr E. Barnett of Christ the King College, Lewisham, in order to increase the availability of Classical Civilisations courses in state comprehensive schools. The project has received an overwhelmingly positive response at Christ the King, and has provided students with a brilliant opportunity to engage with the art, philosophy and history of the Classical period.