Carol Hampson has been studying for two years for a Masters Degree with the University of Buckingham.
Her subject was the work of the accomplished but much overlooked painter Alexei Jawlensky.
She finally got her results, with Merit, during 2020.
The title of her thesis is:
The Overshadowing of an Important Career:
Alexei Jawlensky considered in relation to his fellow members of Die Blaue Vier (The Blue Four).
She reports that it has been two years of enjoyment, travelling up and down the M6, going abroad to Wiesbaden to interview
the curator of the Jawlensky collection there and doing detective work in venues providing sources of information.
At the same time it has improved Carol's German as the the majority of texts about his life and work are in that language.
However, due to the Coronvirus pandemic the degree ceremony could not take place in the normal way but Carol and the
other 2020 graduates eventually got their graduation 'ceremony' on 20th March 2021 where all the names of people receiving
degrees were officially read out at The Univeristy of Buckingham. The following is a link to the ceremony.
Carol is mentioned on 'Virtual Graduation Ceremony 2020' - skip forward to approx 52min 52secs for Carol's name.
Carol lives in a McCarthy & Stone block and FirstPort (who manage the block) have a magazine Life & Style.
When the editor found out about Carol's success he got really excited and let a publicist firm know too.
What followed was a telephone interview with a journalist Beverley Kloos in Worcester. She has written an article and is going
to place it with news organizations near Carol's home. Carol recommended the article be slanted to mention
Bury Croquet Club and submit it to the Bury Times ... we will keep our fingers crossed!!
Well done Carol you are a marvel!!