Old Collegians Reunite in London

July 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM

It was fantastic to see such a great turnout of our Old Collegians across the decades at our much anticipated July London reunion held at the St James’s Royal Overseas League.

The Boys’ School decade in focus was 1989-1999 along with the celebration of our 60th Jubilee, and it was superb that several of the younger attendees had the opportunity to make contact and network with other Old Collegians as they had only been living in London for a very short time.

Along with a sumptuous meal and an entertaining piping of the haggis, the guests were treated to an outstanding performance of the College Pipes and Drums Band, who were on the last leg of their recent tour of Scotland. The Band played outside at the venue at the end of the cul de sac so quite a crowd ended up gathering around to listen and watch them.

During the evening quite unexpectedly, one of the female members of the Club clinked her glass to hush the room and proceeded to congratulate our students and say what a treat it was to hear such wonderful music.

The Chairman of our United Kingdom Old Collegian's, Danny Gowan was one of our guest speakers and we had the privilege of hearing him speak on the importance of the foundations of his Saint Kentigern education and how that has made him who he is today.

Danny was a foundation student at our Boys’ School and also went to the College where he played in both the 1st XI cricket and 1st XV rugby teams. He has worked in London for over 30 years in the legal industry and has only just recently retired as a Senior Partner of his firm where he will now consult part-time.

Other special guest speakers at the event were College Deputy Head and Head of Senior School Mrs Suzanne Winthrop and the Old Collegians President Mr Andrew Morgan, along with special guest Mr Rod Biel.

With thanks to College Deputy Head and Head of Senior School, Mrs Suzanne Winthrop

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