Diana Flint (1971 - 1972)

Diana Flint was the first female pupil to attend Ellesmere College.

After leaving Ellesmere, she attended Reading University where she read Italian with History of Art, graduating in 1976.

Diana worked as a Picture Researcher for the art publishers; Thames and Hudson for several years before starting a family. She continued to live in London until 1997 as she brought up her two children, interspersed with spells working as a freelance picture researcher, and tutoring at an adult education centre. In 1997 Diana moved back up to Shropshire where she and her husband took over the family farm near Ellesmere.

Diana has been the country Chairman of the largest art charity in the country, The Art Fund, for over ten years, looking after the 650 Shropshire members. She has recently retired from that post as she is in nomination as High Sheriff of Shropshire for 2013-2014. "I am immensely looking forward to that role, and it feels somewhat reminiscent of the challenge I faced back in 1970 when I arrived as the first and solo female pupil at Ellesmere!

15th October 2012  Back to Where are they now?