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Welcome to Elthamians

The January 2019 issue of Plane Talking is now available.

In this issue we look back at the events and reunions that took place over the last sixth months, look to the future of the College with an update on the Turberville building, and hear from the OE community about their latest achievements.

Click Here to view the full publication.

Many OEs, especially older ones, will know Roger Scopes who left Eltham College in 1954 and has been a strong supporter of the school ever since, including for many years working as Secretary to the OE Association.  After writing booklets about his three brothers, all OEs - Peter (1946), Jon (1948) and Barrie (1950) – Roger has finally produced the best in the series, one about himself.

In 1975, whilst in the Lower Sixth, I was in a School production of the Fire Raisers by Max Frisch, directed by Anthony Barnard. Don’t look too hard at the photos to spot me; I was a fireman and the Doctor of Philosophy whose sole speech was drowned out by sirens and fire alarms. Happily it wasn’t my only appearance on the College stage (in the old gym), but it was with friends made in that show that I went to see a production of Oh What a Lovely War at the Bromley Little Theatre.

On Thursday 6 December we were delighted to host our inaugural ‘Applying for Law and Criminology’ Conference. Our most ambitious careers event to date, the afternoon was supported by the University of Leicester and the University of Greenwich, as well as OEs Michael Fiddler (1997), Maktuno Suit (2001), Chris Northway (2007) and Alex Woolcott (2009).