This is the second London Networking Reunion to take place at The East India Club. Last years’ event proved so successful that we felt Paul and Kathy Smith might appreciate a little help with hosting this special gathering so Headmaster, Andrew Gordon-Brown, along with Jane Rainbow, Nancy Kenward and Reverend Aubin de Gruchy went along to lend support.
We were not disappointed, this years’ LNR attracted more attendees than last year. Over 70 booked, for what proved to be a very enjoyable gathering. Some came along with guests and others arranged to meet up with their fellow former pupils on the night.
As with the TSFPA Annual Reunion Dinner, this event attracts former pupils of all ages from our senior TSFPA members, Mr Trevor Jagger (CO43) and Mr Tom Stross (CO48) to some of the newest, such as Charlie Hatcher and India Heaton (CO16).
Last year we produced a resume booklet to inform guests about the chosen career paths of their fellow former pupils and Katy, Communications Assistant in the Development Team, repeated the exercise again this year. It made fascinating reading, evidencing the enormous diversity among our alumni – solicitor, surgeon, Interior designer, accountants, police officers, civil servant, management consultants, editor, events manager, property developer, trainee barrister,commercial events officer, physiotherapist, photographer, teacher and many, many more.
Jane Rainbow and Nancy Kenward were very pleased to have been asked to attend; reflecting on the evening they said:
It was really wonderful and truly memorable.
Nancy and Jane were able to initiated new contacts with a number of former pupils willing to offer help and advice to current TS students, either in their particular area of expertise or just about life living in London. This is one of the best forms of help our students can receive and is always welcomed from a former pupil, as someone who has previously walked in their shoes.
We are absolutely delighted that Paul and Kathy have already agreed to host this event again in October 2018