Scholars’ and Christmas Art Exhibition

Dec 15, 2022

Scholars from the First Form to Fourth Form and Lower Sixth exhibited the wide-ranging independent research they have been conducting since September during the eagerly-anticipated Scholars’ Exhibition Evening. Their investigations delve into topics both ancient and modern, ranging from Greek mythology and linguistic evolution to the current cost of living crisis and the football World Cup.

While all of the work on show was of an extremely high standard, special awards were presented to Rohana (Lower Sixth, Queen Anne), Archie (Fourth Form, Swift) and Evie (Third Form, Swift) for their particularly impressive exhibits. The next step in the Scholars’ research projects will be scripting and recording a series of podcasts in which they discuss their academic endeavours. 

In addition to the academic presentations on display at the Scholars’ Exhibition, the Christmas Art Exhibition provided a lovely opportunity for our artists to showcase their work. Following the visit of the artist Kieran Styles, our Award Holders have been continuing to work on their paintings using techniques they learned from the workshop. Our Lower Sixth presented their first outcome of the year following our trip to Venice and the Biennale Art show, some making comparisons with Oxford, others focusing on the details of the city. 

Our Upper Sixth showcased their Personal Investigations with widely different projects, from the shimmering water of Venice, to the exploration of human form and a poignant installation exploring our reaction to the death of a loved one. It is exciting to see our young artists’ work develop and was wonderful to hear them articulate and share their artistic ideas. 

Scholars and Art Exhibition Evening