A Warm Welcome to All Elthamians and Friends of Eltham College
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On Thursday 6 December we were delighted to host our inaugural ‘Applying for Law and Criminology’ Conference. Our most ambitious careers event to date, the afternoon was supported by the University of Leicester and the University of Greenwich, as well as OEs Michael Fiddler (1997), Maktuno Suit (2001), Chris Northway (2007) and Alex Woolcott (2009).
On Monday 12th November a TV crew from China came to Eltham College as part of their research into Eric Liddell, who was born there of missionary parents in 1902 and went back as a teacher and later a missionary himself. The Chinese team filmed the Eric Liddell Sports Centre, the Chapel, the many documents we have about him in the school archives, the photos of him in our sports teams and his name on several honours boards, as well as visiting College Meadow Pavilion which was opened by his daughter in 1912 and has a plaque about his life.
On Thursday 27 September, four Oxbridge OEs returned to the College to talk to current Oxbridge candidates about their experiences of applying to, and studying at, both Oxford and Cambridge. With two Medics (Aamir and Bayo), as well as a recent PPE graduate (Harsha) and Natural Sciences and Geology scholar (Nathan), the Upper Sixth Form benefitted from helpful advice and insights from our diverse panel. The OEs then fielded a range of questions, including what they enjoyed most, and least, about their time at Oxbridge, and how to prepare most effectively for admissions tests.
This year’s 10 year reunion for the 2008 leavers took place at The Barrowboy and Banker, on Borough High Street near London Bridge station.
We had a reserved area upstairs and the leavers were joined by former teachers David Cotterill, Tim Hotham, Christina Hobbs, Elaine Galloway and Bob Draycott.
Pictures can be found on our OE Flickr page here.