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.
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.