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City & Guilds of London Art School Graduate Show

A group of Tax Advisers visited the Graduate Show of The City & Guilds Art School in Kennington in late June. The School, ranked in the top three UK Art Schools, was founded by the City & Guilds of London Institute in 1879 and maintains close links with the City and the Livery. After an introduction form the School’s Vice-Principal, we were guided round the exhibitions of Fine Art Painting and Sculpture, Historic Wood and Stone Carving and Conservation by student ambassadors from the different Departments who told us about their courses and the external projects with which they had been involved. This most interesting visit concluded with refreshments in the School’s Garden surrounded by works of sculpture, both old and new. …read more

Creating a new fiscal constitution in post-war Japan

In the latest tax history talk, Professor Martin Daunton from the University of Cambridge, addressed the subject of how the Japanese tax system was reformed following World War II. This restructuring has been described as  “the most dramatic tax reform programme ever launched in a modern industrial nation…”. In his talk, Professor Daunton combined the economic and fiscal history of Japan in the late 1940s, with the story of two experts dealing with the same problem. …read more

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race

The Master and three Company members ran in the 11th Inter-Livery Pancake Race organised in Guildhall Yard on Shrove Tuesday. There were four categories – Masters, Liverymen, Ladies and a novelty race. All have to wear appropriate attire including gowns for the Master and Liveryman. …read more

Guild of Scriveners York Quiz Night

On 2nd February 2015 WCOTA we were thrilled to return to the Guild of Scriveners York Quiz Night this time taking two teams.

This was a delightful evening held at York Rugby Club where the beer is excellent and pie, chips and peas are provided as part of the evening - salmon for the vegetarians! …read more