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Professor Andrew Hopkins

Nationality: Australia

Year: 1993

Subject Area: Arts and Humanities

As I was able to say personally to Tony Wingate earlier this year, when we met in Naples at a Music Festival in that difficult but wonderful Italian city: without Wingate there would have been no doctorate at the Courtauld in London, and hence no Lectureship at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, and thus no Assistant Directorship at the British School at Rome, and actually no research professorship at the University of l'Aquila. Coming from Australia with great hopes, but perhaps little experience in historical and archival research, the Wingates and their committee demonstrated both faith in and commitment to the aspiration of a young scholar from the antipodes to try and achieve something beyond what might have been expected of him. What little of that has been realized has been because the Wingate stepped in and offered that helping hand when it was most needed, for which I am truly grateful.

Yours sincerely perhaps sounds too meagre these days but it is truly meant – in Italian one might, rather elaborately say that: vi porgo i più distinti ossequi, but what I really mean is: Thank You Wingate for all you have done.