Mortar boards weren’t the only thing to leave the ground: Celebrating success (and lifting-up a lecturer!) with the Class of 2013

the undergrads lifting their lecturer and founding member of the Department, David, into the air outside the Barber

It was smiles all round last Friday when staff, proud families and friends gathered to celebrate as our undergraduates, and a handful of postgrads, had their art history (with various combinations) degrees conferred on them! To share the joy, we’ve put together here a little album of pictures taken on the (gloriously sunny!) day–thanks to all of you who have contributed photos, and others can be sent to us at We especially like the ones showing our very own David being lifted into the air by the undergrads (for our outsider readers, David is a founding member of the Art History Department at Birmingham, senior lecturer and respected Renaissance scholar)!

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all every success in your futures, whether you’re going on to further study, internships or taking the first steps in your chosen careers. And we hope that you won’t forget about us, either. We love to hear from our alumni and encourage you to keep us informed with your many triumphs after Birmingham… some of you might even want to write about your experiences and adventures for this blog.

Again, many congratulations to you all. We’re all very proud.





some of the graduating postgrads (minus, unfortunately,  Dr. Richenda Roberts and Hannah Carroll)
some of the graduating postgrads (minus, unfortunately, Dr. Richenda Roberts and Hannah Carroll, who is in the picture below)

Hannah Carroll

manhandling David

And the obligatory mortar board throwing….


Mortarboard throwing


Graduating mortarboards

mortar board

mortar board 2

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