EXHIBITION IN PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE - A Chronicle of College War Work
The exhibition has been produced to detail the immensecontribution of Cheltenham Ladies’ College to the WW1 war effort. This was undertaken by the girls and staff at the College in addition to Guild members as they responded to the Government appeals for help on the home front and in a medical capacity on the front line.
The CLC Archive holds photographs, letters and accounts by nurses, soldiers and girls which describe patients playing cricket at Field, or being entertained by dramatic productions the girls staged in their honour. These also detail the positive and respectful relations between VAD staff and their charges. In their letters to St Martin’s staff and the Principal, Miss Lilian Faithfull, it is clear that having left the care of St Martin’s hospital many felt a strong bond of gratitude, bordering on nostalgia for their time in convalescence.
This exhibition (and the hospital ward recreation that accompanies it) have been inspired by the information by these sources provide. It is a tribute to the toil and commitment of the women who staffed St Martin’s, many of whom had relatives fighting on the Front Line and suffered personal bereavement while upholding their demanding responsibilities. The exhibition is open at the following times during the Cheltenham Literature festival:
Weekends: 4 – 5th and 11 – 12th October, 9 am – 9pm
Week days: 3rd and 6 – 10th October, 2 – 4 pm
It can also be opened by appointment for Guild members in the weekdays between 13 – 17th October and 3rd – 7th November if the above times are not convenient.
RECORD OF MEMBERS OCCUPATIONS FOR 2014
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.
GUILD DIGITAL SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKING DRINKS IN LONDON – WEDNESDAY 19 NOVEMBER
Digital Social Media Networking Drinks to be held at the offices of Publicis London, 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 Digital 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 Wednesday 12th 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 email@example.com.
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!
If you are able to attend, please RSVP to Candy Weston (Bekenn) at
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
GUILD HONORARY MEMBERS' TEA - FRIDAY 7 NOVEMBER
The Guild Honorary Members’ Tea will be held in College on Friday 7 November at 4.00pm. Invitations will be sent out shortly to all Guild Hon Members and there is a charge of £5 per person. If you would like to attend, please send your cheque, payable to the Cheltenham Ladies’ College, with the reply slip to the Guild Office. Payment can be made online by clicking here - a 3% charge will be added if booked online (£5.15). For further information please contact the Guild Office on email@example.com.
Malala gives Speech Day address
Malala Yousafzai was the keynote speaker at College Speech Day on Saturday 5th July.
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 malalafund.org 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
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.