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  • 23 March 2022

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In response to the news of the bombing of G12 art school on 21 March, Dr Paul Thompson, Vice-Chancellor of the RCA said:

'All of us at the RCA continue to feel deeply saddened and upset by the ongoing invasion of Ukraine and by the awful events that are taking place every day.

As the world’s oldest art and design college, we condemn and express our shock at the bombing of G12 art school in Mariupol, in which innocent civilians were sheltering. Mariupol's theatre, maternity hospital and art school all represent the bedrock of a civilised society. It is devastating to see them under such barbaric attack.

We express our deep sorrow and stand with our fellow art school colleagues and students in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with all those who have lost their lives and their families.

Within the College, the RCA’s focus has been on supporting those staff and students who are most affected as well as signposting reputable fundraising campaigns to the wider College community.'