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Old Girl News

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A small but lively group!

Class of 1988: Tapas, Sangria and Reminiscing

All the way from Idaho, and a wonderfully happy evening for a group from the Class of 1988 to greet New Year 2019!

Posted on: 31 Jan 2019

Travelling around Slovenia by train

Anne Bullen HH 1958 recalls an interesting career and travels abroad

Anne Bullen has seized every opportunity at work and play - the extraordinary experiences of a long and fascinating career.

Posted on: 3 Dec 2018

A smile says it all!

Rebecca Smith V 2006: A change of career has found me back in Winchester

When life takes you in a completely different direction, through adventure to a beautiful idea! Rebecca returns to Winchester to find where she belongs!

Posted on: 19 Sep 2018

Sydney Webb D 2016

Sydney Webb D 2016: the road to the right university course and beyond

The joy of the journey pursuing the perfect university course, which is opening the world! Syd discusses studying a BSc Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College, London, and beyond.

Posted on: 6 Jul 2018

Robyn Webb 2014

What makes a Master's? considers Robyn Webb D 2014

Robyn Webb D 2014, currently studying for an MSc in Population Health at UCL, gives advice to prospective Master's students and final year undergraduates.

Posted on: 26 Jun 2018

Jess Fennell D 2016

Jess Fennell D 2016 "What are you doing this summer?"

Overcoming fear, no phone connections and unable to use insect repellent, Jess Fennell D 2016 signed up to a British Exploring Society 5-week expedition to Manu National Park in Peru.

Posted on: 8 Jun 2018

Pensie today in Kenya with family

Pensie Alexander (Lee Warner) HA 1942 - an Old Girl from war-time St Swithun's joins the network!

Memories of St Swithun's evacuated during the war, war work, nursing and music teaching in Kenya and New Zealand. From piano lessons to playing the church organ. We warmly welcome Pensie back!

Posted on: 29 May 2018

Eleanor Barrie ED 2017 the wonders of a gappie in Australia

Gappie Eleanor Barrie ED 2017 casts cares aside to recommend down under

The bubble has burst! Six months' of pizza serving and eating to fund six months as a gap assistant in an Australian school, teaching, camps, snorkeling, school productions, and touring!

Posted on: 26 May 2018

Mary White in Austins of Newton Abbot Perfumery

Mary White (Austin) HH 1968 Shares A Lesson From The Classroom: 'Do Something!'

A piece about my working life since leaving St Swithun’s particularly featuring working in the family business, Austins of Newton Abbot.

Posted on: 16 May 2018

"Love of your sport"

Megan Bespolka V 2014 examines what it takes to play sport at an American university

You've seen the movies but what does it take to be an American sports scholar?

Posted on: 23 Apr 2018

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Helping children save the oceans

Roberta Brockman (Chew) CG 1968 recommends two beautifully illustrated books for children showing the damage done to our oceans by plastics and other rubbish which are discarded carelessly.

Posted on: 21 Mar 2018

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Currently committed to China

Pippa Ebel ED 2014 is currently based in Shanghai and shares what is defining her life.

Posted on: 6 Mar 2018

Rosamund Cox (Curzon Lewis) CG 1999

‘Remembering, Returning and Reaffirming’

Rosamund Cox (Curzon Lewis) CG 1999 returns to St Swithun's to reaffirm her change in career

Posted on: 5 Mar 2018

Chance meeting, sketching, a bunch of mistletoe and so much more

Valentine - ‘To She who made the lime trees dance'.

Roses are red, violets are blue, here is a WinCol / Swithunite Valentine story, for you?

Posted on: 14 Feb 2018

Anne and Elizabeth reunited after 60 years

How did you mark the start of the festive season?

Elizabeth Turner (Pettican) HH 1958 travels 17,000 km to meet with old school friends.

Posted on: 8 Jan 2018

Le Roy common room (2014)

University House Sharing - Old Girl's Top Tips

An OG and landlord shares her advice on sharing a house after halls of residence.

Posted on: 9 Sep 2017

St Swithun's sixth formers relax

Old Girl’s top tips for new school leavers

Are you off to university? Or do you have children / grandchildren who are off to university? A recent OG offers top tips for the transition between school and life in halls of residence.

Posted on: 4 Sep 2017

Jane Rundle (HA, 1964)

Jane Rundle (HA, 1964) visits

"Standing on the table, toasting marshmallows, dancing to Elvis" is just one of the memories Jane Rundle (nee Vigor, HA, 1964) shared with the current pupils on a recent visit (25 May 2017).

Posted on: 1 Jun 2017

Gold DoE - Buckingham Palace

Celebrating their Gold - 2016 DoE'ers

Three of our younger Old Girls are invited to the Palace to receive their DoE awards

Posted on: 25 May 2017

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Blooming beautiful - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Aline Dobbie (H, 1962) shares her gallery of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 with the OGA

Posted on: 25 May 2017

Amelia Greene on her gap year

Mind the Gap or Jump into the Gap Year?

Beaches, blogs and backpacks - Amelia Greene (2016) shares her experiences 'beyond the school gate'

Posted on: 12 Apr 2017

1966 leavers reunion

The delight of old school friendships over the years

ISI report (2017) remarked "“pupils have an enormous affection for this [St Swithun’s School] family of which they are apart”. An OG, Diz Summer, reflects on her experience of school friendships.

Posted on: 11 Apr 2017

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Old Girl's Crazy Adventure

Leonie Stewart CG 2008 on her planned adventure across the Sahara desert

Posted on: 8 Feb 2017

Lydia and her Greenpower team

Diamond Jubilee Scholarship for OG Lydia Robinson E 2016

Old Girl Lydia joins elite engineering students awarded IET scholarship.

Posted on: 26 Jan 2017

Karen Steed (Robinson) HH 1969

Back to school Karen Steed (Robinson) HH 1969

Old Girl Karen gave us a report on her recent visit back to St Swithun's

Posted on: 13 Dec 2016