From 1949 to 2011 – alumni find something in common at London event

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Alumni from every decade since the 1940s to attend Leeds Girls’ High School, Leeds Grammar School and The Grammar School at Leeds got together at a drinks reception at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in London in April.

With ages among attendees ranging from 24 to 88, the drinks and networking event for alumni living in London and the south had wide-ranging appeal.

The event was organised by Oxford and Cambridge Club member Brian Cook, who left LGS in 1949 to study engineering at the University of Oxford.

He said “I think it’s a wonderful thing if we can get people to come together across the years”, adding in a speech to the room: “It’s just wonderful that we got this range of ages and how, as soon as we met, even though most of us had never met before, we had something in common. It’s just been a conspicuously happy evening.”

Brian later gave a tour of the Grade II listed Pall Mall building to some of the younger alumni, the youngest of whom left in 2011.

Laura Wetherly (GSAL10), who studied politics, psychology and sociology at the University of Cambridge, said: “It was great to meet such a range of alumni from many different years of the school’s history and who had such different experiences since leaving.

“The building was incredible to look around and provided a wonderful setting for a lovely evening.”

Pictured at the event are (L-R): Laura Wetherly, Eleanor Muffitt, Stuart Warner and Adam Sherwin.

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