We are sad to announce the death of Peter Cox (13 April 2015) at the age of 97.
An extraordinary man by any account, Peter was instrumental in developing the Arts at Dartington for 43 years. He was principal arts administrator and Founder-Principal of Dartington College of Arts.
He worked closely with our founders, Leonard and Dorothy Elmhirst, exploring with them what forms of arts activities would thrive at Dartington in post-war conditions. He was responsible for many of the best known arts activities that have happened at Dartington and was the driving force behind the creation and development of the College of Arts.
Peter is much loved and remembered by all who had the pleasure of working with him. Our thoughts are with his wife Bobbie and their children Jonson, Harriet and Chloe.
The family are planning a memorial funeral, to celebrate the life of Peter, in St Mary’s Parish Church in Frampton on Severn on Wednesday 29 April at 2pm to which his friends, colleagues and ex-students are invited. If you would like to attend, please send replies to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org so they have a broad indication of numbers.
We will fly the Dartington flag at half mast on 29 April in tribute to and out of respect to all that Peter achieved for Dartington.