Old Bedalian 2004

Have you undertaken any kind of further study since leaving Bedales and have you gained any further qualifications?

I studied at University College London (UCL) and graduated with a 2.1 Bachelor of Arts degree in History of Art with Material Studies.

What kind of work are you currently involved in, and how and why have you come to be doing it?

Whilst studying at UCL I worked part time at the philatelic dealer Stanley Gibbons in their autograph department (Fraser's Autographs), upon completing my degree I was offered a full time position as Auctions Coordinator. I left Stanley Gibbons in March of this year and took a position with numismatic dealer A. H. Baldwin's in their philatelic department - Apex Auctions - as Auctions Administrative Manager.

Did attending Bedales help you in getting to where you are now and how satisfied are you with what you are doing?

I certainly would never have ventured into a History of Art degree if it weren't for the high level of arts education offered at Bedales

 

I certainly would never have ventured into a History of Art degree if it weren't for the high level of arts education offered at Bedales, likewise I would not have chosen to study in London if it were not for the fact that many friends from Bedales went on to London universities. I was though highly conscious of the fact that a great proportion of my year were embarking on art foundation courses and felt that I would perhaps need something more substantial to further my prospects in the art market. As a result my degree has advanced my chances of employment. 

Within the last year I have found that I am extremely settled in my vocation, living in busy South East London and working out in the countryside near Lingfield, I get the best of both worlds!

Have you been involved in any other interesting activities or occupations since leaving school?

I find that my work keeps me very occupied as I do work weekends but I do enjoy practising yoga in my downtime and meeting with OBs as often as possible.