At Faculty Day 2013, which took place on 23rd March, we were delighted to award former President Carole Taylor a Fellowship of the Faculty, in recognition of her exceptional service and dedication to the Faculty over many years. The Fellowship represents lifelong membership of the Faculty and is rarely awarded. Other Fellowship holders include Clare Martin and Sue Tompkins.
Carole gained her Diploma in 2000, during a time of great change at the Faculty. She was quickly called upon to serve, and in that same year joined Council and became a tutor; she was elected to Vice-President in 2001. She held this position until 2009, whereupon she became President until November 2012. During these 11 years, Carole provided excellent leadership and wisdom, and was a great ambassador for our School.
Over the past 13 years, Carole has also held a number of key positions. For many years she was our Summer School organiser, doing a superb job of running one of the largest annual events in the astrological world. The Summer School is held over seven days each August in the magical setting of an Oxford college, bringing together astrologers and delegates from all over the world. It is an event that takes some organising, a role which Carole took in her stride. In addition, Carole was Head of London Classes for several years, and remains a much-loved tutor in the Classes, by Distance Learning and at Summer School. Carole has also played a key role in the development of our modular system and is still in charge of the course material in her ongoing role as Director of Studies.
Carole remains at the Faculty as an ordinary Council member and as Director of Studies. We thank her with deepest appreciation for her contribution thus far, and look forward to continuing to work with her in the years to come.