Sarum College’s annual celebration of academic achievement is back this March!
‘Our students’ achievements are important for them as individuals and each is a contribution to our life of learning,’ says the Revd Canon Professor James Woodward, Sarum College Principal. ‘Sarum College is passionate about learning, and learning to nourish the human spirit. We aspire to know and share the wisdom that comes from our collective endeavours.’
‘The awards ceremony is an opportunity for us to celebrate each achievement and all the hard work that has gone into it. This year’s event is particularly special as we were not able to gather in 2021.’
The ceremony will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, 12 March at St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury.*
Dr Eve Poole, who writes and lectures on leadership and the theology of capitalism, will give the keynote address.
‘It is a great thing to commit to studying at this level; it is an even greater thing to have persisted through these last tumultuous years,’ Dr Poole says. ‘I salute these graduates for the sheer strength of character they have shown, which is an inspiration.’
Dr Poole is the author of Capitalism’s Toxic Assumptions, Buying God, and Leadersmithing. The latter was Highly Commended in the 2018 Business Book Awards and is the subject of a popular TEDx talk. She holds a PhD in Theology and Capitalism from Cambridge, an MBA from Edinburgh and a BA in Theology from Durham.
Dr Poole taught leadership at Ashridge Business School for 15 years, where she pioneered a new approach to the accelerated development of leaders, using ground-breaking neurobiological research into how leaders really learn. Leadersmithing is a method of developing leaders that rediscovers the craft of leading and takes seriously the need for leaders to acquire ‘muscle memory’ for leading well under pressure.
Before she joined Ashridge, Dr Poole worked for the Church Commissioners and Deloitte Consulting, where she specialised in change management in the Financial Services sector.
She lives in Edinburgh is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day for BBC Radio Scotland.
She is on Twitter @evepoole and blogs on her website, evepoole.com
*All are welcome to join us for the service at St Thomas’s. The private reception following the service is invitation-only for graduates and their guests.