College – Issue 36


On Saturday 16 February some of our 2018 Annual Appeal donors joined Executive Principal Garth Wynne and Board Chair Dr Ian Town in the Dining Hall for afternoon tea. Garth thanked our donors for their generous gifts for the restoration of the Dining Hall gallery, which completed the final earthquake repairs to the Dining Hall. The beautiful and unique gallery is located high up at the southern end of the Dining Hall and is commonly known in architectural terms as a Minstrels’ Gallery. In its day, the gallery was used by House tutors and matrons to eat their meals, and as a function space to host special events. Our donors have helped to restore this important part of College history. With an elegant mix of beautiful wood panelling, dumbwaiter and the latest

technology, the gallery can once again be used as an enchanting space to host special events. Dr Town led guests up to the gallery where they enjoyed the view of the Dining Hall below and were able to follow the restoration progress via images on the new retractable television screen. These included the original plans and shots of the Dining Hall in full use by the boys. Christ’s College thanks and acknowledges our Annual Appeal donors for their generosity and commitment to the school.

Christ’s College Canterbury


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