I continue to post small articles of interest on my blog on the web site, below and above. Over Christmas I was serialising Clarence's illustrated diary of his trip up the Nile in 1889-1890, and will continue to do so. Today I posted a gem about Clarence and his father's eminent and artistic guests, related to Mike Leigh's recent film Mr. Turner. We continue to progress positively on the Clarence Bicknell 2018 Research Project with 6 institutes round Europe and will report here and on the website when there are results we can talke about openly... hopefully the preparation for the application for EU funds in May 2015.
In the spirit of welcoming in a new year, and wishing you all success and good health, it is a good moment to announce two appointments to the committee of the Clarence Bicknell Association...
Geoff Bicknell has agreed to serve us as Treasurer, a post which had been open since the association's start. Not only is Geoff a successful business man in the UK, USA and many international markets, but he is also a Chartered Accountant (member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ontario Canada). He has been Chief Financial Officer of AlphaPoint Technology, Inc. since May 23, 2012 and served as Chief Financial Officer of Savtira Corporation from September 2011 to December 2011. He has held senior posts with DouglasBay Capital, Lucas, Ricardo, Anite, Maxima, Futuremedia, Northgate Information Solutions, Rockwell International and Trafficmaster.
Titus Bicknell, my nephew, has joined the committee and will support us in his specialist areas of exhibitions, conferences, new media and the web. He is co-founder of pink ink and TheGalleryChannel.com and co-principal of Museums and the Web LLC. Titus has been Chief Digital Officer at RLJ Entertainment (Miss Marple, Poirot, Foyle’s War) since the beginning of 2014, based near Washington DC. At various times Titus has been a film maker, Latin scholar, avid cyclist and advocate for the WordPress open source platform. He attended Winchester College in the UK, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he took a BA in English & Creative Writing in 1993 (Morehead scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma Kappa Alpha National Italian Honor Society). He received a Fulbright scholarship to study Latin at the Gregorian University in Rome and a British Academy grant to pursue a DPhil in 19th century Latin poetry at the University of York 1995-1999.
We thank both these gentlemen for their support and we (and they) will report on their progress and contributions as we go along.