Spring Concert at Tewkesbury Abbey - Friday 7 March at
This year’s Spring Concert will form an important part of College’s 160th anniversary celebrations. Tickets for the Concert are now available to purchase from Tewkesbury Abbey.
A performance of Songs of Mary and Malala will openthe Concert, performed by Friends of College, which will also feature Mozart’s d minor Piano Concerto (K466), Brahms Piano Trio No.1 and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
Tickets are priced £6, or £3 for concessions. Please contact the Abbey directly for tickets on 01684 856148 or email@example.com.
If you have any questions regarding the concert please contact Miss Thompson, Music Administrator, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUILD SPOTLIGHT DINNER FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND SELF EMPLOYED
WEDNESDAY 30 APRIL AT THE LANSDOWNE CLUB, MAYFAIR
Our next dinner shines a spotlight on entrepreneurs and the self employed. So many businesses start at kitchen tables, study desks and in spare bedrooms, juggled with day jobs, we felt that we had to invite everybody in order to capture those just starting out, those struggling, as well as those who have crossed the divide from self employed idealists to entrepreneurs!
Equally, there are many of you who specialise in advising entrepreneurs and start-ups and we encourage you to join us.
As soon as our Speakers are confirmed, details will be placed on the Guild website.
Event details: Wednesday 30th April, 7pm to 10pm
The Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, Mayfair, London W1J 5JD
Drinks followed by a three-course dinner including wine
Tickets: £60 per head or £30 for Guild members under 25 years of age.
Spaces will be limited and are available on a first come first served basis. If you would like to attend please return the attached form to Caroline Harris in the Guild Office, together with your cheque or tickets can be booked online by clicking here (A 5% charge will be added to online bookings (£63.00 and £31.50 respectively).
GUILD BIENNIAL MEETING AND REUNION - SATURDAY 17 MAY
On Saturday 17th May the Guild Biennial Meeting will be held in College and will coincide with the College Reunion for all those who are Class of 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, 1969, 1964, 1959, 1954 and beyond. All members are warmly invited.
If you would like to attend this event, please complete and return the reply form. The price is £20 per head (£21 if booked online). Tickets can be booked online by clicking here or by emailing email@example.com. A list of attendees will be available to view nearer the time. We look forward to seeing you there!
We are missing over 300 Guild members from these year groups - can you help put us back in touch? Please click here to see the list and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help!
50TH BIRTHDAY SUPPER IN LONDON FOR CLASS OF 1982
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!
The ticket price will be confirmed as soon as the approximate number of attendees is known. Please contact Candy Weston (Bekenn) at email@example.com to show your interest.
The inspirational 160th Anniversary Principal’s Lecture was given by Professor Lisa Jardine CBE.
Speaking to the title 'On the Pioneer Trail Without a Map', the College Guild member gave an insightful and powerful talk to assembled pupils and guests.
Professor Jardine drew on the examples of Dorothy Hodgkin, Mary Beard, and even Mary Poppins to demonstrate the influence of female heroes.
She also provoked thought among girls by discussing her own lack of a ‘life map’ and how having uncertain goals had helped her succeed.
Professor Jardine is a regular writer and presenter on BBC Radio 4 and recently stepped down from her role as Chairman of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
Guild member, Sister Frances Dominica, who has been a pioneer in paediatric hospice care visited College to inspire girls and launch a new award.
Sister Frances Dominica attended Prayers to share stories of her remarkable life and career, which has involved nursing and time spent as a nun.
The 'Frances Dominica Cup for Good Fellowship' will be given annually to a girl who shows exceptional qualities of good fellowship.
Pupils will be asked to nominate their peers prior to a vote in the Summer Term.
The trophy was donated by 2013 College leaver Rioghnach Hannan after she spent a week on work experience at two hospices founded by Sr Frances.
Podcasts - the CLC Journalism Society
The CLC Journalism Society have created podcasts for Guild's newsletter, The Slab 2012. In response to some Guild members' requests, they have created six podcasts which can be found below:
The CLC Journalism Society were asked by Emma Adams, Guild Editor, if making podcasts for Guild would be something they would be interested in. The members thought it was an intriguing opportunity and soon had a team of volunteers. They then gathered together, were assigned articles to read, and took photocopies of the magazine home to rehearse reading aloud.
The youngest readers were Violeta Marco and Darcy Beck, in LC1. The rest of the team included: Elizka Watt (UC4), Mimi Prickett, Rebecca MacKay, Niamh Hanrahan and Naomi Morris Omori (SFC1s).
Recording the podcasts was an occasion for the journalists to try something new and they hope that the results will prove useful and engaging to those who use this service.
If this proves popular, we will ask the journalists to record extracts from The Slab 2013 magazine. Please pass any feedback to the Guild Office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
CLC GOLF SOCIETY
If any old girl with an official handicap would like to join the Society please contact the Guild Office on 01242 256581 or email email@example.com 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.
PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE - 2013-2014 SEASON
The Parabola Arts Centre was completed in July 2009, full details of the fourth season of performances by the girls are available by clicking here.
The new public season brochure for PAC is out and available on the Parabola Arts Centre website.
GUILD BROOCHES AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE BAGS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
THE BEALE MEMORIAL FUND
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.
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 2013 leavers! Photos and reports of both the Leavers' lunch and the Leavers' Ball have will be published on the 2013 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 2013 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.
Anyone who has College memorabilia or items relating to their time at College which they would like to share with College please get in touch with the College Archivist. In addition, anyone who still has their Green College Calendar & Register for the following years please get in touch with the Guild Office ASAP as we are missing ours:-
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.