Digital Social Media Networking Drinks to be held at the offices of Publicis UK, Oxford House, 76 Oxford Street, London W1D 1BS on the evening of Wednesday 19 November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.  For all those working or interested in the world of Marketing and Social Media, this event is for you!  Whether you are a student, retired, working full or part-time, self-employed, or trying to get into work, you are most welcome. Who knows who you might meet! Publicis have kindly agreed to subsidise this event so the cost will be only £5 per head.     

If you would like to attend please complete and return the reply form together with your cheque by Friday 14th November. Payment can be made online by clicking here - a 3% charge will be added if booked online (£5.15). Cheques should be made payable to Cheltenham Ladies’ College. For further information please contact the Guild Office on


Members' Occupations forms will be sent out with the Autumn edition of The Slab for Guild and Honorary Members to complete.  It provides us with a record of members' occupations for the year, and a summary of these details is printed in the Spring edition of the Guild News.  If you would prefer to complete this online, please click here

Entries should be made no later than 19 December 2014 for inclusion in next Spring's edition of the Guild News. 


For those of you who have turned 50 since September, or are turning 50 this year, a fun birthday supper and catch up is planned at The Travellers Club, 106 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EP  on Saturday 15th November 2014.

A high decibel level is expected so it is probably advisable to leave any partners at home!

If you are able to attend, please RSVP to Candy Weston (Bekenn) at and send payment of £65 in cash or by cheque, made out to the Cheltenham Ladies' College, to Caroline Harris, Guild Office, Cheltenham Ladies' College, Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EP.  Payment may be made online by card but will be subject to a 3% surcharge (online price £67). To see a list of attendees please click here.

Malala gives Speech Day address

Malala Yousafzai was the keynote speaker at College Speech Day on Saturday 5th July.malala cheltenham ladies college 2

The teenage campaigner gave an inspirational address to pupils and friends of College in the Princess Hall. 

Malala, whose fight for universal girls’ education has made headlines worldwide, told the story of her childhood in Pakistan and how she developed a passion for learning. She said: “My message is that you should believe in yourself and believe in your talents, because you all have something special. ”Malala spoke of the importance of education for all girls and how she realised the terrorists who attacked her in October 2012 were scared of girls' empowerment.  College Principal Ms Eve Jardine-Young thanked Malala for attending and praised her work to promote girls’ education.

Visit for more information on Malala's charity.

GUILD SPONSORSHIPS - to read the latest reports from Louise Foulkes in El Salvador designing and constructing seismically resistant housing, Rebecca Taylor in Tanzania/Uganda on a course of tropical medicine, Lucy Hall and Jessica Lazar on their Literary Pilgramage please click here



If any old girl with an official handicap would like to join the Society please contact the Guild Office on 01242 256581 or email for further information. 

If any old girl with an official handicap would like to join the Society please contact the Guild Office.


WORK PLACEMENTS AND VACANCIES - click here for further information on opportunities available to Guild members.



The Guild Office has some Silver and Enamel Brooches for sale at a cost of £55 (plus P&P) and some Performing Arts Centre Bags at a cost of £14.99 (plus P&P).   For further details please email or telephone 01242 256581.



Guild invites members of all ages to apply for a donation from the limited funds available to support challenging projects which should include a course of study, research, training or life-enhancing experience and there must be some form of service to the community or to the environment.  There are various criteria to be fulfilled, for further details please click here.   To read the latest sponsorship reports from Lynn Morris, Sarah Tallett-Williams and Priyanka Chadha on their trips click here.



Just a little reminder that The Beale Memorial Fund is available to make awards to former pupils and former staff who may be in need of financial assistance.  If you would like further information on this, please contact the Guild Office.


LOST TOUCH? Guild Online can help... In 2007 we launched Guild Online.  For further details click here.

Exciting events for 2014 ...

Looking ahead for the year please go to the Events page or click here.

Local events...

There are a number of local events planned in for next year which are being organised by the Area Representatives.  For further details click here.

Finally a message for all 2014 leavers!   Photos and reports of both the Leavers' drinks and the Leavers' Ball have will be published on the 2014 Leavers' Page. If you have any photographs which you would like to see included, please do email them to us and we will add them to the webpage. Also, don't forget to send us your stories and news for the 2014 Leavers' Page.  If any of you are at a loose end for a few weeks and would like some volunteer work experience (always good for the cv!), St Hilda's East is looking for help at their day centre in London.  Contact the Guild Office or St Hilda's East for further information.


St. Hilda's East

Guild has close ties with this charitable organisation.  St. Hilda's aims to meet the diverse needs of the local community by providing good quality services that promote social inclusion and help and empower individuals.

Click here for the latest St Hilda's East Newsflash (Winter 2014)


Click here to find out more about the work undertaken at this London community centre.