Showing posts from February, 2012

Isadora sculpture honours HIV campaigner

A Friend of Fairlynch Museum has been delighted to learn that a leading figure involved with human rights has again been honoured with her artwork at a ceremony staged at her former Cambridge College.
Otterton-based sculptor Angie Harlock, who left Clare College in 1974, feels that her bronze figure 'Isadora, Joy', symbolic of the courage of dancer Isadora Duncan was an appropriate award when it was presented earlier this month to Dr Alice Welbourn, pictured above with her husband Dr Nigel Padfield.
As the founder of Stepping Stones, co-founder and chair of trustees for the Sophia Forum and the Director of the Salamander Trust, Dr Welbourn, also a former Clare student, has spent her career working to raise the profile of HIV positive women from her base in Devon.
Dr Welbourn accepted the title of Alumnus of the Year 2012 at the Cambridge ceremony. After studying Anthropology as a PhD student at Clare College she lived and worked in Somalia for five years until in, 1989, the det…