‘Her unique character and encouraging teaching meant that she was an inspiration to generations of students’.

As well as an inspirational teacher, Kay Melzi was also a respected artist in her own right, and a number of her artworks are displayed in Homerton College. She studied at the Royal College of Art, and it was her influence that persuaded the celebrated war artist Henry Lamb to paint the portrait of Principal Alice Skillicorn in 1954.

Do you remember being taught by Kay Melzi? We would love to hear your stories and memories!