Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Dr Alan Russell, OBE, MA, DPhil: Chichester Cathedral, Wednesday 6 March 2019 By David Woodhead Trustee, The Dresden Trust 2005-17 Founder, Dresden Scholars’ Scheme, 2001 It is an honour for me to pay tribute to Alan today; I am just one of many people who are grateful to […]
The funeral of Alan Russell will be held at Chichester Cathedral on: Wednesday 6th March at 3.00pm. This will be followed by a reception in the Vicar’s Hall, which is adjacent to the cathedral. Chichester Cathedral, The Royal Chantry, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1PX Letters of condolence can be sent to: Dame Philippa Russell, […]
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Alan Russell, the founder and honorary president of the Dresden Trust. Alan died peacefully on Wednesday 6th February after a period of ill health.
Marcus Ferrar, Vice-Chairman of the Dresden Trust gave the keynote address at Kings College London, Department of War Studies conference on Art and Reconciliation. 29 November 2018, 6.30 pm at Bush House ‘Reconciliation after total destruction: the example of Dresden’ After the destruction of Dresden in February 1945, the British encountered hostility when they ventured back. Yet today they […]
Jack Theodore one of the first British student to participate in the Dresden Scholars scheme from the UK and after his time there this August and Septmeber sent this highly enthusiastic report: In summer 2018 I was in Year 12, having never left my family for any longer than a week, only a fascination for […]
Günter Blobel was a talented teacher who could communicate complex ideas with clarity. In October 1999 Laura Maioglio, a New York restaurant owner, took a call for her husband, Günter Blobel. “Dr Blobel is sleeping,’’ she said. It was, after all, five o’clock in the morning. But the caller was insistent: “We have to speak […]
Stadtentwicklung Auf dem Neumarkt in Dresden wachsen Bäume The Dresden Trust is a principal sponsor of a prominent new row of plane trees and benches being put up in Dresden’s central Neumarkt square. Known as the “Grünes Gewandhaus”, it will occupy a space where once stood a cloth merchant’s hall demolished in 1791. On the […]
British veteran survivor of the bombing Victor Gregg aged 98 traveled with his grandson to Dresden to take part in an event at the Military Museum as well as to be filmed. He received a warm welcome and wrote in an email to the chair of the Dresden Trust ” I had an absolutely overwhelming […]