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Guildhall School is delighted to invite you to watch The Gold Medal 2021, broadcast online on Saturday 8 May on the Guildhall School website.

This year the Gold Medal returns virtually to Barbican Hall, and it’s the year of the singers. The 2021 finalists are tenor Thando Mjandana, soprano Laura Lolita Perešivana, soprano Olivia Boen and baritone Tom Mole. You can read more about our finalists online.

The evening will be conducted by Natalie Murray Beale, who will join the judging panel with soprano and alumna Gweneth Ann Rand, opera conductor Jordan de Souza, Huw Humphreys, Head of Music at the Barbican Centre and Guildhall’s Vice – Principal & Director of Music, Prof. Jonathan Vaughan.

We hope you can join us to watch this concert online. There is no need to reserve a place or book tickets, simply visit our website on 8 May at 7pm to enjoy the performances. The event will also be available to watch online until 22 May 2021.

If you have any questions please do contact the music department directly:

We look forward to welcoming you, virtually, to this wonderful annual event.

Invitation: Gresham Lectures in May, from Chris Whitty to Kit Yates and Julia Gog

Below are a few of our May lecture highlights at Gresham by mathematicians Kit Yates and Julia Gog, the CMO Chris Whitty, Thomas Grant QC and business/ finance professor Alex Edmans, which we hoped you might like to share with your members.

It is easy to register for any of these online lectures using an email address: you will get an email 10 mins ahead of the lecture with the link.

The Maths of Life and Death

How Companies Profit From Our Mistakes

Maths Vs Covid-19

News from Alan Poole – Promoting British and Irish Contemporary Glass.

A monthly newsletter listing information relating to British & Irish
Contemporary Glass events and activities, within the UK and Ireland and internationally.
Covering British and Irish based Artists, those now living elsewhere and,
any foreign nationals that have ever resided or studied for any period of time in the UK or Ireland.
 May Newsletter

News from the British Glass Foundation

The British Glass Foundation is an enabling body bringing together all relevant and independent glass and cultural organisations and private individuals, in our common aim to protect and save the glass, archive and technical collections previously held at Broadfield House Glass Museum, and to ensure their future display to the public, access for research and continued growth.

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Elliot Walker Challenge

If you missed the spectacular challenge undertaken by Glass Artist Elliot Walker – winner of the Neflix Blown Away Competition 2 in January 2021. You can watch the Challenge at Peter Layton’s Studion London Glassblowing​