On Saturday 1 February we welcomed Griselda Pollock, Richard Stemp and Andrew Graham-Dixon to speak at our History of Art Conference

Heathfield opened its doors on Saturday to over 160 A Level students and staff from schools including Bradfield, Eton, Sherbourne Girls, Wycombe Abbey, Winchester College, Frances Holland, Queens Gate, St Catherine’s and Notre Dame, and as far afield as Warsaw. It was a wonderful opportunity to listen to the insightful and interesting talks from these experts and to share ideas. Griselda is a Professor of Social and Critical Art History and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History at the University of Leeds. Richard Stemp is an Art Historian, Lecturer and Author and Andrew Graham-Dixon is a well-known leading Art Critic and Presenter of arts television, an Art Historian, Lecturer and Author. After the talks and lunch, the teachers had cluster time while the students enjoyed workshops with Polly Ellis and our own Joanna Meeson.

“I just wanted to convey my sincere thanks for organising such an interesting Art History conference on Saturday. It was wonderful to be invited, thank you, and to enjoy such a wide range of fascinating speakers and topics! I came away with a detailed set of notes and lots of new ideas.”

“Thank you so much for organising such a brilliant conference on Saturday. The opportunity to hear from such eminent speakers, who had so closely tied their talks to the theme of identity, was really special.”