News from Trevelyan College
We were saddened to learn of the death of Miss Joan Bernard, founding Principal of Trevelyan College (1966-1978). Trevelyan College is currently planning its own memorial on the weekend of 2nd March 2013.
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Joan Bernard (1918-2012)
We were saddened to learn of the death of Miss Joan Bernard, founding Principal of Trevelyan College (1966-1978), after a long period of ill-health on 1 August 2012.
Joan’s life was one lived to the fullest, with a varied career ranging from the scientific department of the National Coal Board, to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, to wartime work as a staff officer in the Army, before the time in Higher Education. She was a graduate of St Anne’s College, Oxford and King’s College, London before she took up her role as Principal of the new College.
Joan was a lifelong musician, instrumental in the modern definitive edition of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ alongside John Tobin. She was well-known for her courtesy, her intellect, her dedication to faith and her devoted affection to Trevelyan College.
Her funeral was held at Southwark Cathedral on 30 August 2012, and the College is currently planning its own memorial, to be held on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of March 2013. If you have any suggestions for this memorial, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please see the website.
Alumni are invited to an art exhibition in the bar at Trevelyan College.
The Colour Works Exhibition by local artist Sheila Smith encompasses her bold use of colour, and her love of drawing and painting people. If you would like more information on the artist, please take a look at the website and search 'Sheila Smith'.
Why not use the opportunity to come to Durham for the day and combine the exhibition with the chance to look round again this beautiful city.
We are hoping to organise an afternoon reception for alumni, but the exhibition is open daily from 10am until 6pm until Friday 30 November, though we do advise that you call us before you travel on 0044 (0)191 334 7011 as opening times may occasionally be affected by functions.