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Fitz Randolph, Helen E.

  • Person

Helen Elizabeth Fitz Randolph is the co-author of The Rural Industries of England and Wales (1926) and Decorative Crafts and Rural Potteries (1927). She is the sister-in-law of Mavis Doriel Hay.

University of Victoria (B.C.). Ceremonies and Special Events

  • Corporate body
  • 1963-

In 1963, responsibility for ceremonies and special events was assigned to the President's Committee on Ceremonies and Special Events. In 1968, an office was formed which reported initially to Community Relations, and then to VP Development. In 1994 responsibility was shifted to the Office of the University Secretary and then to the Vice-President External Relations in 2003.

Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942

  • Person
  • 1862-1942

Isobel Violet Hunt (28 September 1862 – 16 January 1942) was a British author and literary hostess.

Lanchester, Elsa, 1902-1986

  • Person
  • 1902-1986

Elsa Sullivan Lanchester (28 October 1902 – 26 December 1986) was a British actress with a long career in theatre, film and television.

Haynes, E. S. P. (Edmund Sidney Pollock), 1877-1949

  • Person
  • 1877-1949

Edmund Sidney Pollock Haynes (26 September 1877 – 5 January 1949), best known as E. S. P. Haynes, was a British lawyer and writer. Haynes was a friend of Leslie Stephens, Virginia Woolf's father. Haynes was also Aleister Crowley and H. G. Wells's solicitor.

Orchard, Phyllis Linda, 1916-2015

  • Person
  • 1916-2015

Phyllis Linda Orchard (née Towler) was born on August 21, 1916 and passed away on May 2, 2015 in Saanichton, BC.

Clearihue, Joyce Golding, 1927-2023

  • Person
  • 1927-2023

Joyce Golding Clearihue was born in Victoria 10 March 1927, the only child of Irene Mary Clearihue (née Golding), the first woman to graduate as a doctor from Guy's Hospital in London, England, and Joseph Badenoch Clearihue, a soldier, lawyer, politician and the first chancellor of the University of Victoria. In 1943 Joyce Clearihue graduated from St. Margaret's School, and the following year attended Victoria College, a predecessor institution to the University of Victoria. In 1947 she earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia, and in 1953 earned a Doctor of Medicine from McGill University, specializing in dermatology, like her mother. Clearihue was a lifelong outdoors person, an avid skier and hiker, and a member of the Victoria Outdoors Club. In 2011, she donated 45 hectares of land near Charters Creek, a tributary of the Sooke River, to the Sea to Sea Regional Park Reserve on southern Vancouver Island, located within the traditional territory of T’Sou-ke Nation (Coast Salish peoples). Clearihue never married, but was predeceased by her partner Warren Levecke. She died on 11 July, 2023, in Victoria, BC.

Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975

  • Person
  • 1887-1975

Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS (22 June 1887 – 14 February 1975) was a British evolutionary biologist, eugenicist, and internationalist.

Dexter, Walter

  • Person
  • 1931-2015

Walter Gibson Dexter (1931-2015), R.C.A., was a Canadian ceramic artist, pottery artist and post-secondary ceramic art educator.

Walter Gibson Dexter was a Canadian ceramic artist and potter, born in Calgary, Alberta on October 3, 1931, and died on June 2, 2015 in Victoria, British Columbia. He attended the Alberta Institute of Art and Technology (now Alberta University of the Arts), where he gained an interest in ceramics through his mentor, Luke Lindoe. He earned a Diploma in Ceramics in 1954 from the Alberta College of Art (originally linked with the Alberta Institute of Art and Technology, now the Alberta University of the Arts). He was one of the first artists to receive a formal education in clay in Canada. He furthered his studies on ceramics at the Swedish School of Arts and Crafts (now the University of Arts, Crafts, and Design) in Stockholm on a scholarship he received from the University of Manitoba. Following this scholarship, he lived and traveled around Europe for two years. He returned to Calgary around 1956 after accepting a studio position with Lindoe, which he worked in for another two years. He then worked for a time as a designer and manager for Medalta Ceramics in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Following this position he learned new throwing techniques under Lindoe’s continued guidance and initially learned of Raku, a form of Japanese ceramics, through "A Potter’s Book" (1940) by Bernard Leach. He experimented with this process, although at first did not succeed, and would later learn contemporary Raku technologies and methods from Hal Reigger, an American potter. After receiving encouragement from Paul Sodner, another American potter, he would again experiment with these processes, pushing Raku in new directions.

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