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Wilson’s School Celebrates 400th Anniversary at Camberwell

Past Wilson’s School students pictured in the now Foundation Diploma in Art and Design studios
Past Wilson’s School students pictured in the now Foundation Diploma in Art and Design studios
Past Wilson’s School students pictured in the now Foundation Diploma in Art and Design studios
Written by
rachaeldinnage
Published date
02 October 2015

On Tuesday 29 September 2015, Wilson’s School celebrated its 400th anniversary. Now home to our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students, the old school building may have undergone some changes but its purpose as a site for education and learning still remains.

Wilson's School past studetns pictured at Camberwell Space Projects, once Wilson's School corridor

Wilson’s School past students pictured in Camberwell Space Projects

Wilson's School past students pictured in the school lecture theatre

Wilson’s School past students pictured in the school lecture theatre

To mark this occasion, past students from the school were invited to attend a tour of the building and church service celebrating the school’s history. For some it was the first time they had been back to the site in over 40 years. Hosted by Camberwell Associate Dean, Amanda Jenkins the ‘old boys’ spoke fondly of their time at Wilson’s as they re-explored the classrooms and corridors which now hold studios and our Camberwell Space Projects gallery. Guests had travelled from as far as Canada and Australia to attend the event.

Detailing the location of past classrooms and offices, visitors told of how much has changed (including the now courtyard’s past use as a Firing Range), although room G9 remains as the art room they remember it to be.

Thank you to all the past students who attended the event and kindly provided us with information about the buildings history.

Camberwell Associate Dean, Amanda Jenkins discussing the buildings history with past students

Camberwell Associate Dean Amanda Jenkins discussing the buildings history with past students

Past Wilson's School students pictured in the now Foundation Diploma in Art and Design studios

Past Wilson’s School students pictured in the now Foundation Diploma in Art and Design studios