Exhibition and lecture on global awareness

Dr Shahidul Alam, a renowned international photographer, writer, curator and activist, will give the inaugural Global Awareness Lecture in The Quad at 8pm on Friday 11 October. This and the current Bedales Gallery exhibition build on links with Pathshala, the South Asian Institute of Photography, which were established through the Sam Banks Memorial Fund, currently supporting three of the Institute’s students. Having obtained his doctorate in Chemistry at London University, Dr Alam returned to his native Bangladesh where he turned to photography, founding the DRIK agency and exhibiting at leading venues such as MOMA in New York. The Gallery exhibition features four of Pathshala’s alumni, exploring pressing environmental and social issues in Bangladesh. For free tickets to the lecture contact tickets@bedales.org.uk or 01730 711511.

Shahidul Alam


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

Student’s photography award from Marwell

Congratulations to Block 4 student, Emily Swettenham, who has received an award from Marwell for her entry in a photography competition that received over 1,500 submissions. Entitled, ‘Marwell Wildlife Residents’, the brief was to capture a striking image of one of the animals at Marwell. Emily’s photograph of a giraffe’s silhouette was awarded in the junior category. The photos were judged by a panel of experts including wildlife television producer Philippa Forrester and award-winning wildlife photographer and author Heather Angel. Emily received a family day pass to Marwell Wildlife along with an official A3 print of her image. As runner-up in her category, Emily’s print, along with the other finalists, will be on display at Marwell at the end of the year.


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.