The Dance Scholarship Trust was established in 1988 to support the Scholarship programme organised by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The Trust is named in honour of Monica Dance, Secretary of the SPAB for many years and staunch advocate of the Scholarship until her death in 1999, and her husband Harry. The Trust was set up with the specific intention of helping to guarantee funds for the Scholarship in the future. Find out more about the DST on the About page.
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All four Scholars on the steps of the SPAB. From left to right: Richard Prest, Hannah Reynolds, Ross Perkin and Conor Meehan.
Congratulations to the new Scholars of 2013 – architects Hannah Reynolds, Ross Perkin and Richard Prest, and engineer Conor Meehan!
Dance Scholarship Trust representative Dorian Crone with Conor Meehan (right) and Hannah Reynolds (left), outside the SPAB in Spital Square.
Brad Jones, Mandy Lorenz and Andrew Faulkner would like to thank everyone who supported them on their sponsored cycle ride through the Cotwolds on the 22nd and 23rd of Septemebr. For those who’ve yet to sponsor them and would like to find out about their adventure, please visit their justgiving website page:
Cycling Weekend Info
So that everyone is aware there’s also a Dance Scholarship Trust group on “Linked In” now so please come and join it!
Congratulations to former scholar Ptolemy Dean who was Sarah Walker’s guest every day this week on Radio 3.
Catch it while you can on the BBC iplayer @
(The interviews begin approximately 1.5 hours into each of the daily broadcasts and last for 30 minutes each)
You can now follow the scholars and fellows progress on the SPAB’s new blog. Find out a bit more about Henry, Charlie and Justin or read Justin’s report on the first few weeks.
Congratulations to architects Charlie de Bono and Henry Sanders, and structural engineer Justin McAteer on being awarded the SPAB Scholarships for 2012!
It’s that time of year again when we start the search for the next group of SPAB Scholars. Can we please remind all past Scholars to encourage potential applicants to apply by the end of the year?
If you are a new visitor to the Dance Scholarship Trust website and are interested in the SPAB’s nine month long training scheme for young building conservation professionals you can find details about the Scholarship programme and how to apply on the SPAB website.
Tony Evans and Hugh Conway Morris
At the Dance Scholarship Trust AGM held in Deerhurst St Mary on Saturday 3rd September Tony Evans presented a gift of thanks to Hugh Conway Morris for all his hard work in organising the Great Thames Row, for captaining the skiff and most importantly for remaining indefatigably cheerful throughout.
Well done Hugh!
All DST members should have received their invitation to this year’s AGM and Gathering in Tewkesbury by now. Most of the invitations went out by email but if you didn’t receive yours or you need a paper copy please contact David Evans.
The 2011 Gathering will be held on 3rd-4th September with the AGM taking place at 3pm in St Mary’s Church at Deerhurst.
Planned events will include tours of Tewkesbury Abbey led by Neil Birdsall and Andrew Townsend and a visit to the John Moore Countryside Museum with its secret gardens.
In the evening there will be a champagne reception in the garden of Forthampton Court followed by a buffet dinner.
The full Itinerary for the weekend is now available.