Wednesday, 4 April 2012



Summer Ball Tickets 2012
NOW ON SALE!



The Courtauld Institute of Art Students’ Union would like to invite you to party like it’s 1932 at the
Courtauld Institute of Art Summer Ball
to be held at the Savile Club, Mayfair on Saturday 23rd June

For the evening of Saturday 23rd of June, the Courtauld Students’ Union and its guests will have exclusive use of this beautiful 18th Century house which boasts one of London’s finest ballrooms. The club has a rich history and has hosted fine figures such as Thomas Hardy, HG Wells, Rudyard Kipling, WB Yeats and Edward Elgar around its tables.
The theme for the evening will be ‘Bright Young Things’

There are two types of ticket available:·       
Dinner tickets priced at £60·       
Evening tickets priced at £30
N.B. Please indicate any dietary requirements when purchasing your ticket

Tickets include:·     
  Champagne reception on arrival with a jazz band (dinner tickets only)·     
  4 course dinner by Michelin-star chef with wine, accompanied by a pianist (dinner tickets only)·      
 5 free drinks (all tickets)·     
  Live music (all tickets)·      
 DJ until 2am (all tickets)·     
  In house photographer whose clients include the National Gallery and FTSE (all tickets)

Dress: Black tie
Carriages at 2am
Guests more than welcome


ALL ONLINE TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT


TICKETS FOR DINNER AND EVENING ARE 
STILL AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE FROM:


~THE ENTRANCE HALL EVERY MONDAY 10-4
~ THE SU OFFICE EVERY DAY 2-4


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

NEWS AND VIEWS

JOHN HAYES TRAVEL FUND


Here’s your chance to experience the
works of art you most want to see,
wherever they are.
The John Hayes Travel Fund* provides undergraduates with funding to experience original artworks outside of the UK.
The purpose of this fund is to provide undergraduates with promising academic qualifications the opportunity to further their knowledge of the history of art through the examination of original works of art situated outside the UK.
A small number of grants (of up to £1,500) will be awarded to students whose projects show originality and a commitment to the direct experience of works of art.
Applicants should apply using the application form attached or available on the VLE (under Registry à Fees and Funding),
with a statement outlining their proposed trip, the works of art that they would plan to see, their motivation for the trip and a full budget.  Award holders will be required to submit a report
on the completion of the project.
DEADLINE:
Completed applications must be received by the Dean’s Assistant
and in hard copy (which can be left in Professor David Solkin’s pigeon hole)
on or before Tuesday 8th May 2012
*Dr John Hayes, an alumnus of the Courtauld, died in 2005 having latterly been Director of the National Portrait Gallery for over twenty years. 
He always appreciated the benefit he derived from a travel scholarship and he generously donated funds in his Will so that other students might enjoy a similar benefit.


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WOMEN & ART £ PARTY





To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th, we will be throwing a Women & Art themed £ Party on Friday from 7.30pm!



Come as something to do with your favourite woman artist or woman in art . . .

http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

See you on Friday!
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EAST WING X


On the 21st January 2012 EWX will hold its first public view. You can also view the exhibition on the last Saturday of every month from February 2012. To check out our new website please click here and also take a look at a great write up from the celebrated framing company John Jones here. 

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PROHIBITION £ PARTY
26TH JANUARY 7.30

To commemorate the passing of the first Prohibition law in Tennessee, the SU will be hosting a Speakeasy themed £ party - you know the drill!



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RESCHEDULED OGM
TO TAKE PLACE AT 12PM ON TUESDAY 24TH JANUARY

COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART

An Ordinary General Meeting of the Students’ Union Committee will be held on

Tuesday 24th January at 12pm in

The Kenneth Clarke Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art

AGENDA



1

MINUTES FROM LAST OGM

To approve:        Minutes from last OGM



 

2

OFFICER REPORTS

 





To receive:
President’s report
Vice President’s report
Treasurer’s report (including budget for 2011-12)



3
WRITTEN AND ORAL QUESTIONS



4
MOTIONS


To discuss:
  • Motions relating to Courtauld Institute matters
-A large grouping of Courtauld PhD Students have requested interest in establishing a PhD study space at the Courtauld.  They would like to use this space as a multipurpose space:  A place to get together, study, write, have tea/coffee, store their books and research materials, etc.  Further, many PhD students are teacher assistants for courses and are required to have a check-in meeting with each of their students.  A PhD study space could provide an alternative space (other than the student cafe) for these meetings.  As the Courtauld PhD representative, I am proposing the creation of this PhD study space on behalf of the PhD students and will be at the OGM meeting to answer any questions.
             - The BA course should have an option for study abroad.
             - The BA course should develop toward a module model (like                                     
             most other universities) and work with other universities to
             share module courses e.g. in languages, philosophy,    
             anthropology etc.

  • Motions relating to the University of London/ULU
- We should work with universities such as UCL and SOAS to enable BA to take out books (as course books on short loan do not facilitate in depth reading/ or mean that you have to spend a lot of money on photocopying!)

  • Motions relating to the British Isles
             - The Courtauld Student Union should define its 
            political  position with regards to recent austerity 
            measures,  based upon the consensus of this OGM.
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According to urbandictionary.com the definition of a Courtauld student is: 
1. Courtauld /ˈkɔːtəʊld/ One who attends the Courtauld Insitute of Art, London. Typically having . . . a propensity to drink excessive amounts of gin. Girls tend to be hot though. Outnumber boys 9:1 e.g. At exhibition opening: 'Damn check out that Courtauld chick'