Nick reviews an alumni’s book

Oscar the Ferry Cat A little while ago, Director Nick Ross was delighted to receive through the post an enchanting children’s book entitled “Oscar the Ferry Cat” from AHA alumni (and a runner up in our scholarship), Molly Arbuthnott.  Molly trained and works as...


Bronzino, Portrait of a Man holding a Statuette

Art History: Why study it? And what to do with it?

AHA tutor Andy Stewart MacKay on his own experience. Featured painting, Bronzino, Portrait of a Man holding a Statuette (c 1545) Go with alert eyes, a subtle mind and a sympathetic heart Too frequently as an Art History undergraduate (St Andrews University 1998-2002) I...


The stage at Palazzo Corsini

A New Generation for every Generation

… and announcing AHA’s new Musical Scholarship. It was a play about a film about a play.  Who could imagine a more delicious cultural sandwich?  And so it was at the New Generation Festival we watched Henry V*, set to the music of Sir...



Summer course students on the Bay of Naples

Trying not to be in touch

“Dad, what’s that music you played me; old music, something demonic and James Bond. I want to play it to Marie (one of AHA’s tutors)”. My heart leapt. It is Bosch Butt Music and the score appears on the bare bottom of a figure...