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Former pupil Kirsten Jenson has combined forces with former piano and part time Classics teacher, Clare Wilding, to present a charity concert in aid of Care for Casualties.
The Appeal Committee, in conjunction with the Old Girls recently organised a talk about the 'History of the Floating Harbour'.
To celebrate International Women's Day Dame Elisabeth Hoodless DBE and a member of the Old Girls' Guild was invited by the Junior School Council to spend the afternoon at Redland High. In 2004 Dame Elisabeth was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire and made a Dame in recognition of her work as the Executive Director of Community Service Volunteers, the UK's leading volunteering and training charity.
Many thanks to all of you who filled the Senior School Hall for the Friends of Redland High's annual Quiz & Curry night. Our Quiz Master, Mrs Bateson no less, kept the teams in order as they answered nine rounds of taxing questions on subjects ranging from 'First and Last Lines' to 'Doctor, Doctor'.
For those of you who remember Bridget Icke, you may be interested to hear that there is an exhibition of her art taking place at Bristol Guild from Monday 25 February - Saturday 16 March inclusive. For those of you with Satnavs the Guild Gallery is on Park Street, BS1 5JY. The exhibition is open from 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday.
Our many former Geographers will be delighted to hear that Mrs Neil has been made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers.
Well-known local estate agent, Debbie Fortune, returned to School in January to judge the Enterprise Competition which had been organised by Head of IT Jo Marsden. With her business knowledge it was felt that Debbie was an ideal candidate to judge the teams who had to impress a panel of judges with a presentation detailing their business concepts, their marketing and sales strategies and their profits.
Congratulations to Ellie Smart who, since leaving the School in 2012, has had 99 of her own poems published in a book entitled 'Night Hawk and the Burning...
Jenny Allen-Williams donated a copy of her beautiful book 'Redland: Rubra Terra, Redland Court and Redland High School' to each of the new Year 7 pupils at Christmas. These...
When one of our former pupils, Jane Chevron (née Mitton) picked up the last newsletter she never thought that it would result in her re-establishing contact with a friend...
The welcome at the Islington home of the London Branch Chair, Dame Elisabeth Hoodless, was well worth the battle with the football crowds to get there (it was a...
Alice Manley who left Redland High in 2006 returned to School recently as part of the ongoing mentoring programme to talk to pupils about the realities of studying medicine.
Earlier this year in the year Natalia Potter Wood who left Redland High in 2011 was invited to audition for the Closing Ceremony of the London Olympics. After two nerve-wracking...
Several Old Girls joined the production the School took to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer and helped to make it the success it was.
Ros Russell, Caitlin Tickell and Luna Li came back to School recently to talk to a group of Sixth Form girls about applying to study at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Those who have been privileged to hear the wonderful singing of The Six will be glad to hear that despite all of them having now left Redland High, they are still managing to perform together and will be returning to Redland High on Tuesday 18th September at 6pm.
Patricia Cammack (née McCormack) has had a wonderful few months. First she took part in the Diamond Jubilee Pageant and then, at the end of July, she accompanied the Olympic Flame as it made its way up the Thames on the Royal Barge 'Gloriana'.
Anxious eyes were cast to the sky on Saturday as over 100 former Redlandites descended on the School for the annual summer lunch.
After singing in many concerts while at Redland High, Becky Brown recently discovered that she had been selected to take part in a very special performance
Pictures, ceramics, silverware, letters and furniture were among the multitude of items presented at the recent Auctioneer's Evening which was held in the School Hall and organised by the Appeal Committee.
Around 50 people attended the launch of a new book about Redland, Redland Court and Redland High School which was held at the School recently.
Two Science Historians from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, visited the archive early in February to see what they could learn about the teaching of Chemistry in an independent girls' school pre-1930.
This was the title of the talk given at this year's Old Girls' Guild AGM by Alice Evans, former Head Girl who is now the press officer at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
A couple of years ago a memorial was unveiled at the Old Girls' Guild lunch to Barbara Vickery, a former Head Girl, who was killed in the summer of 1940 during the bombing raid on Filton just before she was due to go to university.
In November the London Branch of the Old Girls Guild celebrated its 50th anniversary in style at Le Café Anglais, Whitely Centre.
Lizzie Walsh who left Redland High School in 2000 and is currently working as a solicitor for Burgess Salmon recently visited the School to speak to our budding Lawyers.
Those girls in Years 11, 12 and 13 who are studying Drama or Theatre Studies for GCSE or A Level were all given the opportunity to hear what it is like to work in a professional theatre recently when Lucy Briggs-Owen (who left Redland High in 2004), fresh from her role as Helena in the Royal Shakespeare Company's recent production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, visited.
Hannah Coates (2010) came to speak to GCSE and A level French students about her gap year activities before taking her place at Oxford University to read French and Russian.
Redland High was proud to present a talk by two of Britain’s leading explorers, Alan Chambers MBE and Dr Ed Coats in a fundraising event which has allowed the Old Girls' Guild to contribute further towards the Bursary Fund. The pair described their expeditions to the North and South Pole together with their preparation for a Centenary Expedition, retracing the steps of Scott.
Clare McGuinness (2010) is currently studying Civil Engineering at Manchester University and this summer managed to get an 8 week placement with BAM, a construction company working on projects to complete the Olympic park.
Lucy Briggs-Owen (2004) is appearing as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Royal Shakespeare Company in their opening season at the newly refurbished theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. She is receiving rave reviews, being hailed as 'a real find' by Libby Purves writing for The Times:
113 former Redlandites from across the globe and spanning 60 years returned to School for this year's summer lunch.
Redland High Old Girl Alex James, who left the School in the summer of 2009, recently revisited School to tell us her exciting news.
Recently nearly 100 Old Girls, parents, staff, pupils and some not connected with the School at all, filled the School Hall to listen to a talk by well known local artist Trevor Haddrell.
Over 60 former Redlandites from the Classes of 1962-69 filled the Hall with chatter and laughter recently when they met up for tea at the School.
The words "AGM" and "fascinating" do not normally go together in the same sentence but this year's Old Girls' Guild AGM proved an exception.
Former Head Girl Dame Elisabeth Hoodless, who left Redland High in 1959, was making news this week when, in her role as head of Community Service Volunteers, she stated that the government's spending cuts are destroying volunteering and undermining the 'Big Society' vision.
Chloe Pike, who left in 2009, visited Mrs Bateson last week to update her on the courses she is studying in America.
This year's London Branch meeting of the Old Girls' Guild was held at the Francis Holland School for Girls in Chelsea in the newly opened Carmel Hall. The Guild were delighted to welcome Caroline Bateson, accompanied by Head Girl Ellie Kitcatt and her two deputies, Emma Walker and Annie Cornelius.
Following her graduation from Bristol University this summer, Rhiannon (Non) Wilkinson (2007) spent three weeks touring Japan with the band ‘This Is My Normal State'.
Cate Hall (1992) is a freelance television producer and has been working on a series for Wall to Wall Television which is being screened on the BBC in November and December 2010.
Former Redlandite, Alice O'Neill (2008) was thrilled when she was chosen to represent the Cathedral Parish of St Peter's and St Paul's for the Clifton Diocese at the Papal Mass in London's Westminster Cathedral.
Last year, Lissie Simpson (2009) was given a John James' Foundation Tools of the Trade Award to help fund her travel to the Middle East so that she could further her understanding of the practical application of Islam. Lissie has recently returned from her travels, which she found most enlightening.