A Warm Welcome to All Elthamians and Friends of Eltham College
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Former student and teacher at Eltham College, Peter Cheshire tells us what he plans to do next.
We were once again blessed with a gorgeous sunny day at Eltham College for the annual cricket match and summer reunion.
On Sunday 2 July Elthamians were able to see the splendid new Eltham College Archive display area in the Old Library.
I read with interest Richard Ash’s article in lthe 2016 summer edition of Plane Talking. My name in print, what an honour! Anyway it prompted me to put pen to paper (metaphorically) to give some of my recollections.
The Old Quad certainly was a favourite place for quad soccer. I can remember going to the “san” to have grit picked out of the palms of my hands after being tripped up. Quad soccer was the only game I really mastered although I did wicket for the 2nd XI.
Following the extremely sad loss of their son Carl, aged just 27, in December 2016, Auriol and Nigel Hewson wrote the below obituary for Plane Talking.
John Cooper, Deputy Head, leaves Eltham College this summer after six years in post.
If you’d have told me three years ago that I would be getting married in my Old Elthamians tracksuit bottoms, that I’d be on the BBC and that Ex-Arsenal and Scotland Goalkeeper Bob Wilson would throw a party in my honour, then I probably wouldn’t have believed you.
OEA Chairman Chris Brain, shares his thoughts on the year so far.
26 OEs and staff signed up for the 2017 OE Gold Day at Sundridge Park on Friday 16 June.
DON'T tell her if you happen to bump into her, but that interview in which Diane Abbott demonstrated all the mathematical ability of kindergarten pupil at the bottom of the reception class, very nearly never happened.
Andrew Couldridge (1967) explains what life was like as a Boarder in the 1960s.
Eltham College Head of Sports talks through BOEs being crowed National Champions.
"A remarkable end to a remarkable season" was how Director of Rugby Gavin Lach described Old Elthamians’ record-breaking 2016/17 campaign.
The first regional reunion of 2017 took place in Bristol on 30 March, followed by a South West reunion lunch at Wellington School.
OE Mark Sims (1993) runs up towers for fun! Like the Eiffel Tower, or the Empire State Building. He’s very good at it too!
Elthamians returned to Simpson's for drinks in March.
Adrian Baulf (1963) hosted an OEA reunion in Sydney, with nine OEs gathering for dinner on Monday 27 March 2017.
Eltham College was delighted to welcome back Haroon Chugtai, who left in 2012 to study BioMedical Engineering and then BioInformatics before joining the NHS.
OE William Cutting (1952) speaks about his long career in paediatrics and life in retirement as an author.
Anna Mallett (1992) talks about her role as Chief Operating Officer for BBC Studios.
Former Head of German and current Eltham College Archivist Mark Stickings, is often in Paris and met up twice with OE Jeremy Thurbin (1989) recently to go to Rugby internationals at the Stade de France.
OE Tim Pearson (2016) is one of an elite set of engineering students who has been awarded a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Tony Earl, former teacher at Eltham College has passed away, aged 74.
Congratulations to OE Caroline Miller (1990) who has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list.
OE Sophia Coltart née Punwar (1994) returned to Eltham College in November 2016 to undertake research with the students.
There was a great turnout for the 2016 Winter Reunion at Eltham College on Sunday 18 December.
Congratulations to OEs Giles Brennand-Roper, Scott Baker, Sam Cryan and Emma Drake on achieving their Gold DofE Awards.
New to the careers forum carousel for 2016, was Public Service and we were delighted to welcome back three OEs, Matt Costello (2009), Rebecca Ross (2005) and Charlie Baker (1985) who joined the panel.
OEA Chairman, Chris Brain (1998) asks OEs what the Association means to them.
On Friday 11 November, it was lovely to be joined by three OEs at the Remembrance Day Service in the Chapel.
Adam Bowes (2015) recounts his trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua with Raleigh International this summer.
Manish Chand is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at University College London Hospital and explains why MIS is the way forward.
Even just one term at Eltham College can have a lasting impact, OE Thomas Schöck explains why.
130 OEs and their guests gathered at Eltham College on Saturday evening for the 2016 Reunion Dinner.
Congratulations to OE Dr Colin Melville (1977) who has been appointed as the new Director of Education and Standards at The General Medical Council (GMC), from January 2017.
The Class of 2006 gathered in London to mark 10 years since leaving Eltham College
Four OEs have joined the teaching staff at Eltham College and spoke to Elthamians about why they have returned to the College.
Over the summer of 2016, we welcomed 84 new Old Elthamians.
OE Malcolm Jones (1972) spoke to Elthamians about an eventful visit to Georgia.
The picture of the Old Quad in an earlier issue of the OE magazine has prompted me to reminisce over the Eltham College that I attended.
We spoke to 2003 leaver Emma Joy-Staines about the charity she has set up with her husband, and the challenges that they have faced after her husband’s disability.
With the sun still shining after a fantastic day of cricket, it was time to say goodbye to some of the stalwarts of the Eltham College teaching staff.
The Old Elthamians’ Association welcomes this year's leavers and wishes them all the best of luck in the next chapter of their lives.
We spoke to Surgeon Lieutenant Josh Bakker-Dyos (2004) about the adventurous places he has worked, and learned about the commitment and education he needed to get started.
Tim Hotham is retiring from Eltham College after 35 years of teaching.
We were delighted that OEs were the guests of honour at both the Senior School Speech Day and Junior School Prize Giving evenings.
The theme for this year’s ECCO concert was predominantly Russian in flavour, ranging from classic Russian folk songs to thrilling orchestral masterworks by the greatest Russian symphonic composers.
So, 5km swim and Half Ironman completed. How was it?
On Friday 17 June, as the rest of South East England was submerging under flash floods, 28 OEs and some of their former teachers gathered at Sundridge Park Golf Club for the seventh annual OE Golf Day.