A Warm Welcome to All Elthamians and Friends of Eltham College
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The first OEA reunion in Nottingham for many years was held at the Pitcher and Piano, a converted church, on Thursday 15th March. We had an area, fittingly under the stained glass window, reserved for our use. There was also a piano on which both Rodney Yates (69) and Tony Payne (64) provided entertainment over the course of the evening. We were pleased that local OEs Rodney Yates and Mark Bairstow (52) were joined by others who travelled some distance to join the merry throng.
Current student, Thomas Gallo will be running the London Landmarks Half Marathon on behalf of Bowel Cancer UK.
Wednesday 7 March saw our second annual celebration of International Women’s Day, with a careers and networking event hosted in King George’s Hall.
OE Ralph Weir (2013) is currently taking a break from his journey to become a Civil Servant to travel across Africa by bike on the Tour d’Afrique route.
Richard Skinner (1954-61) writes about his new children's book, The Diary of a Junior Detective.
Louise has recently joined Eltham College as of Head of Careers, and will also support the ElthamiansTeam in organising OE events which support our career learning programme for current students.
The Elthamians Office had their busiest evening of the year in early October hosting the 2s and 7s reunion. The first to arrive turned out to be the father of the house, John Vicary who left in 1952. John joined many others on a guided tour of the school. Many enjoyed looking at the building work and seeing the frieze celebrating the school's 175th anniversary. Afterwards we all met up in Central Hall for a drinks reception in Central Hall. Once the bell was rung we all trooped down for the dinner in King George's Hall.
The class of 2007 turned out in numbers to celebrate their tenth anniversary of becoming Old Elthamians at Devonshire Terrace near Liverpool Street Station. Over a third of the year were present along with former teachers to catch up with each other over drinks and bar snacks on 14th September after work.
These evenings are always good fun and Devonshire Terrace reserve us a room for our use.
We look forward to seeing the Class of 2008 next year on Thursday 13th September.
During the last week in August and the first two in September we appealed to our extended community for their support in the building of our Medical and Well-being Pavilion as an alternative to their usual generous support of the Bursary and Annual Funds. The campaign was a tremendous success, raising over £130,000 for these two worthy causes.
Former student and teacher at Eltham College, Peter Cheshire tells us what he plans to do next.
We were once again blessed with a gorgeous sunny day at Eltham College for the annual cricket match and summer reunion.
On Sunday 2 July Elthamians were able to see the splendid new Eltham College Archive display area in the Old Library.
I read with interest Richard Ash’s article in lthe 2016 summer edition of Plane Talking. My name in print, what an honour! Anyway it prompted me to put pen to paper (metaphorically) to give some of my recollections.
The Old Quad certainly was a favourite place for quad soccer. I can remember going to the “san” to have grit picked out of the palms of my hands after being tripped up. Quad soccer was the only game I really mastered although I did wicket for the 2nd XI.
Following the extremely sad loss of their son Carl, aged just 27, in December 2016, Auriol and Nigel Hewson wrote the below obituary for Plane Talking.
John Cooper, Deputy Head, leaves Eltham College this summer after six years in post.
OEA Chairman Chris Brain, shares his thoughts on the year so far.
If you’d have told me three years ago that I would be getting married in my Old Elthamians tracksuit bottoms, that I’d be on the BBC and that Ex-Arsenal and Scotland Goalkeeper Bob Wilson would throw a party in my honour, then I probably wouldn’t have believed you.
26 OEs and staff signed up for the 2017 OE Gold Day at Sundridge Park on Friday 16 June.
DON'T tell her if you happen to bump into her, but that interview in which Diane Abbott demonstrated all the mathematical ability of kindergarten pupil at the bottom of the reception class, very nearly never happened.
Andrew Couldridge (1967) explains what life was like as a Boarder in the 1960s.
Eltham College Head of Sports talks through BOEs being crowed National Champions.
"A remarkable end to a remarkable season" was how Director of Rugby Gavin Lach described Old Elthamians’ record-breaking 2016/17 campaign.
The first regional reunion of 2017 took place in Bristol on 30 March, followed by a South West reunion lunch at Wellington School.
OE Mark Sims (1993) runs up towers for fun! Like the Eiffel Tower, or the Empire State Building. He’s very good at it too!
Elthamians returned to Simpson's for drinks in March.
Adrian Baulf (1963) hosted an OEA reunion in Sydney, with nine OEs gathering for dinner on Monday 27 March 2017.
Eltham College was delighted to welcome back Haroon Chugtai, who left in 2012 to study BioMedical Engineering and then BioInformatics before joining the NHS.
In honour of International Women’s Day in March, an evening was organised for the Sixth Form Girls and prospective students to meet with a panel of female Elthamians. The panel of six women with a range of careers, was facilitated by Mrs Sanderson. The forum was extremely interesting as each professional explained their journey into their specific careers, giving advice on how to stand out and strive in the workplace.
OE William Cutting (1952) speaks about his long career in paediatrics and life in retirement as an author.
Anna Mallett (1992) talks about her role as Chief Operating Officer for BBC Studios.
Former Head of German and current Eltham College Archivist Mark Stickings, is often in Paris and met up twice with OE Jeremy Thurbin (1989) recently to go to Rugby internationals at the Stade de France.
OE Tim Pearson (2016) is one of an elite set of engineering students who has been awarded a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Tony Earl, former teacher at Eltham College has passed away, aged 74.
Congratulations to OE Caroline Miller (1990) who has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list.
OE Sophia Coltart née Punwar (1994) returned to Eltham College in November 2016 to undertake research with the students.
There was a great turnout for the 2016 Winter Reunion at Eltham College on Sunday 18 December.
Congratulations to OEs Giles Brennand-Roper, Scott Baker, Sam Cryan and Emma Drake on achieving their Gold DofE Awards.
New to the careers forum carousel for 2016, was Public Service and we were delighted to welcome back three OEs, Matt Costello (2009), Rebecca Ross (2005) and Charlie Baker (1985) who joined the panel.
OEA Chairman, Chris Brain (1998) asks OEs what the Association means to them.
On Friday 11 November, it was lovely to be joined by three OEs at the Remembrance Day Service in the Chapel.
Adam Bowes (2015) recounts his trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua with Raleigh International this summer.
Manish Chand is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at University College London Hospital and explains why MIS is the way forward.
Even just one term at Eltham College can have a lasting impact, OE Thomas Schöck explains why.
130 OEs and their guests gathered at Eltham College on Saturday evening for the 2016 Reunion Dinner.
Congratulations to OE Dr Colin Melville (1977) who has been appointed as the new Director of Education and Standards at The General Medical Council (GMC), from January 2017.
The Class of 2006 gathered in London to mark 10 years since leaving Eltham College
Four OEs have joined the teaching staff at Eltham College and spoke to Elthamians about why they have returned to the College.
Over the summer of 2016, we welcomed 84 new Old Elthamians.
OE Malcolm Jones (1972) spoke to Elthamians about an eventful visit to Georgia.