Second-hand Book Sale

We have had a generous offer of a considerable number of books, which will form the basis of another book sale. We will however need more to achieve the success we have enjoyed in the past few years. Whilst art history books are the most obvious choice, we welcome books of all types as long as they are in good condition, including paperbacks and periodicals. If you have more books than you know what to do with and are looking for a worthy cause, please deliver your books to the Institute Reception from the beginning of June. Please mark the bag or box with your name so we can thank you personally. The proceeds of the sale help to fund the Association and the newsletter.


Scholarship Appeal

The Michael Kitson Memorial Scholarship Fund

CAFS seeks to raise £3000 from former students to support an MA student. The Michael Kitson Memorial Scholarship was created in 1977; his generosity combined with kind donations from former students has helped a postgraduate student who could not afford to study at the Courtauld each year since then. We would very much like to keep up this record but we need your help to do so. All donations make a difference, so if you feel able to support this, please contact Jane Ferguson in the CAFS office: tel. 020 7848 2518.


Charabanc memories

The memories of the great Courtauld charabanc jaunts, those only half-pagan Whitsun Treats, are mixed: clear and fuzzy. The clear memory is of a bright morning outside 20 Portman Square. Of the 'chara' being loaded up with boxes of wine, shuffled into the luggage-locker at the side. Of Peter Kidson paying keen attention to this part of the proceedings. Of Anthony Blunt sloping about looking amiable, lending 'presence' and 'ton', but doing nothing in particular except to let it all happen - a great gift. Of a picnic by the side of a stream in the park at Burghley. Of Henry Moore's studio at tea-time, and a swallow settled on a table in one of the barns, unable to move, like so many of the party by this stage of the proceedings. Some genius loosed the swallow into flight. And so, too, the charas tottered off, one of them to 'do' a few late churches down country lanes. The others well, that's the fuzzy bit.

Robin Simon


'Like the Old Days': CAFS outing to Kent for former students

Saturday 22 September, 9am

CAFS proposes a charabanc trip to Kent. We have been given permission to visit Allington Castle, former home of Lord Conway in the morning. In the afternoon we shall have a special visit to Knole, along with touring the house and its art collection.


The Annual Reunion