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Elizabeth Reid

Elizabeth Reid

Elizabeth is currently a full time student of the history of art, having spent four decades as an educationalist. She began her career as a history teacher and subsequently held senior positions in local education authorities and in voluntary organisations. She has been a board member of educational bodies, universities and educational institutions. Elizabeth has had a long standing interest in China since she first visited Peking in 1981. Between 2001 and 2011, she worked to encourage schools, colleges and universities to teach young people Mandarin and Chinese history and to build partnerships with their counterparts in China. She was responsible for setting up the first schools based Confucius Institute in partnership with Hanban (the Chinese International Office for Mandarin Teaching) and Peking University in 2006. This initiative has been successful in securing a sustainable increase in the number of students studying Mandarin at school. She also worked to support educational cooperation and exchange between the UK and China at national and regional levels to enable the two systems to learn from each other. In 2007 she received the Icebreaker of the Year Award from the 48 Group Club (an independent business network committed to building UK/China trade) and in 2008 she became a Fellow of the Group. She was a member of the Prime Minister’s delegation to China in November 2010. She has held a number of honorary positions with national and provincial education bodies in China and has spoken at conferences and events in China. She believes that it is important to build strong educational, cultural and trading relationships between the UK and China. Elizabeth is a board member of City and Islington College, the Fashion Retail Academy and the Education Enterprise Trust.

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Chinese printmakers working with students at Eton College

The Muban Educational Trust and Xuyuan’s exhibition of contemporary Chinese woodblock prints continues… Read more

Sep 28th 2017

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Printing with Water – MET and Xuyuan Exhibition at Eton College Opens

The MET and Xuyuan exhibition, Printing with Water, opened at Eton College’s Drawing… Read more

Sep 25th 2017

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Printing with Water – MET’s exhibition at Eton College

The Muban Educational Trust and Xuyuan Printmaking Centre in Beijing are jointly presenting… Read more

Sep 17th 2017

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Muban Workshop at the China Exchange

On May 4th, the Muban Educational Trust and the China Exchange jointly presented… Read more

Jun 9th 2017

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Cityscapes: The Changing Faces of China

As part of the London Crafts Week, in collaboration with China Exchange, a… Read more

May 1st 2017

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MET joins London Crafts Weeks

The Muban Educational Trust, London Craft Week and China Exchange are jointly presenting… Read more

Apr 1st 2017