As we are heading for the Festive season we have the December issue of Imagine from the Principal. All previous copies of Imagine are also on the page for reference. Enjoy!
We’re making great progress on the art studio.
Since we last posted in early November, the walls have gone up, the roof is on and the slate tiles are installed. We think you’ll agree with us that it is really beginning to take shape.
Soon the services (such as the electric) are being installed and it already looks like a really cosy, comfortable and inspiring space. Though the stunning winter sun has made it tricky to get a good photo today! If you’re as excited to see progress as we are, please keep visiting our blog for further updates and select the Art Studio tag. There will be more photos as work continues and we look forward to showing you the finished studio early in 2017!
Is it already the end of the Michaelmas Term?
Don’t forget the deadline for booking in for this dinner is this Friday 25th November as per your invitation.
The service will commence at 6 pm followed by Dinner at 7 pm.
If you have received your invitation please email email@example.com with your menu choices and dietary requirements.
On the evening of Wednesday 2nd November the college community met together in chapel to welcome Dr Alison Gray as Director of Old Testament language, literature and theology. In a worship service led by Mr Alan Yates, United Reformed Church Moderator of General Assembly, Alison was affirmed and commissioned to the work she’s undertaking within the college, Cambridge Theological Federation, the University of Cambridge and the wider denomination. Alison is an experienced teacher and during the service she spoke movingly of her love for the Hebrew bible, for illuminating the scriptures, and of her continued desire to share new ways of exploring the richness of the Old Testament in developing the Christian faith.
Following a buffet reception enjoyed by Alison, her family members, close friends, colleagues and students, she said,
I feel honoured to be the first lay tutor to be appointed here, and am looking forward to the breadth of opportunities to serve the wider church as well as to attend to the work of formational training for ministry within the college. It was a pleasure and a privilege to be supported by friends and family and to have received such a warm welcome from the Westminster community.
We’re very excited to share the following pictures, which show our Art Studio in progress. Whilst there isn’t much to see right now, the contractors have been setting up site and preparing the ground to lay foundations so lots of digging out and muck away going on at the moment. The site temporarily takes up some of the area of the Prayer Labyrinth but don’t worry, it is staying put and will be looked after carefully.
The work is scheduled to take 10 weeks so by Christmas we hope to take you on a tour inside!
We’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of our students (both new and returning); some of them are here already but most will arrive over the course of this week and next week.
We’ve got the student hand-book available (which students can find online here, if you have the login details) and our list of community events is finalised; check out page 15 of the Student Handbook for more details.
The induction timetable is available from our excellent Tutorial Office team; both Syd and Claudia have been busily working behind the scenes to ensure everything is ready. It is always a busy time of year as everyone discovers what their timetable will be, what modules they are doing and what life is going to be shaped like for the coming months. We’re all looking forward to welcoming this essential part of our community back for 2016-2017. See you soon!