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History of Art student tours at the University's strategy launch in London

Dr Alexandra Hoare, Professor Simon Shaw-Miller, Alice Hoad, Serena Hardwick and James Hart at the strategy launch Bhagesh Sachania

Serena and James give guests a tour Bhagesh Sachania

23 November 2016

The University launched its new strategy externally at a reception held at the National Gallery in London last Tuesday [15 November], and five History of Art students were there to represent the University and give gallery tours to the guests.

The tours began in the gallery's Central Hall, which contains Renaissance works by Fra Bartolommeo and Moretto da Brescia. The students then proceeded to guide the guests through the history of early modern art, on a route that featured notable works by Canaletto, Goya, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Hogarth. The tours concluded with the gallery's impressive collection of modern art, which includes key works by Corot, Degas, Van Gogh and Cézanne.

The students giving the tours included: Serena Hardwick and James Hart (undergraduate), Laurie Lewis and Lisa Huang-Taylor (postgraduate taught), and Alice Hoad (postgraduate research). The students were accompanied by Professor Simon Shaw-Miller and Dr Alexandra Hoare.

The tours were very popular and well-received by the guests.

Further information

The University of Bristol's new strategy includes plans for a second city campus, which will house a Digital Innovation Hub and a pioneering new initiative in business education.

There are also plans to enhance the centre of its Clifton campus by remodelling the area around Tyndall Avenue and building a new University Library and Student Resource Hub.

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