Many thanks to musician and activist Peter Gabriel, Booker prize winning alumnus Douglas Stuart, artist Sunil Gupta, artist and stage designer Es Devlin CBE, retail tycoon and philanthropist Adrian Cheng and Creative Director of Max Mara Ian Griffiths. All available videos can be viewed anytime on RCA YouTube.
Whilst the majority of events remained online, the annual gathering of the Chancellor’s Circle was able to go ahead in June, albeit in a different format to pre-Covid times. On the eve of the convocation ceremonies, Chancellor Sir Jony Ive and Vice-Chancellor Dr Paul Thompson welcomed the most generous benefactors to the RCA back (in safe, socially distanced bubbles) for tours of the new campus and an opportunity to see the work of the graduating class.
Representatives for the RCAUSA, Terra Carta and Sir Jony Ive were awarded with newly designed medals in thanks for their continued support of GenerationRCA.
Sculptor and RCA alumna Beth Cullen-Kerridge created the new medals, cast from bronze and displayed in a unique presentation box. ‘It has been wonderful to get into the ethos and minds of the RCA gang, and to embellish and realise their model for the Chancellor's Circle. Something which I only saw in the Principal’s Common Room as a student there, what an honour, not only to be still making sculpture, but to be asked to produce such an iconic piece for the College. Thanks RCA.’