20 Minutes with

20 minutes with...Alice Farnham

20th November 2021

Last week we were joined by Alice Farnham, former Head of School and now celebrated female conductor, for the latest episode in our 20 minutes with webinars.

Interviewed by our current Head of School, Katherine, we were delighted that Alice was able to take time out of her busy schedule to be with us.

Alice was a pupil at St Margaret's between 1982 and 1989, was Head of School, as well as being a Foundationer. The School at its inception was set up for orphaned children of clergy and Alice came to the school supported by this foundation. At St Margaret's she was a chorister and loved the music school where she spent much time. 

Alice has had a very successful career, which has taken her across the globe  and is listed in the Classic FM Today's Ten Best Women Conductors and in the BBC Woman's Hour Music Power List. She is passionate about music as well as bringing on talent,  setting up her own training programme and mentoring of female conductors, teaching over 500 female conductors in what has historically been a very male dominated field. Her work and legacy is impressive. If you want to learn more please follow this link.


“I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did. Alice has promised to come back to St Margaret's next year to open up the new music building as well as to run some workshops”
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