1949-51 — Leslie Burtenshaw

Leslie  Burtenshaw

1949-51  Music

 "Once  a  fortnight  all  students  attended  a  lecture  on ‘Art in Education’  and were privileged to meet some of the great minds of the post-war period:  Herbert Read;  Carl Dolmetsch;   Bernard Shore;  Sir Gordon Russell  and Hans Feibusch, who visited Bretton to renovate the murals and became a profound influence on some of the art students." 

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 Leslie Burtenshaw's  'Reminiscence'  is a fond recollection of the early days at Bretton when there were only 56 students and six foundation tutors.  He refers to the educational idealism of the early 1950s and highlights the strengths of the Principal and each of the tutors.