Matilda Dichmont (Sankey's 2011-2016)

A passionate musician who studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge

What A Levels did you study?

Maths, Further Maths, Additional Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry, (EPQ)

If you went to university, where did you go and what did you study? If you didn’t go to university, what did you do instead?

Trinity College, Cambridge - Natural Sciences. I am now at Magdalen College, Oxford studying Graduate Medicine

What are you doing now and what plans do you have for the future?

Currently doing Grad Med at Oxford - plans to be a doctor!

What influence has Lancing College had on your life?

Huge academic support from some incredible teachers.  Made some fantastic friends.

What hobbies or interests did you pick up during your time at Lancing?

Fantastic music department - loved being part of so many different orchestras/choirs/chamber groups. And enjoyed learning piano, oboe, cello and singing with some great teachers

Are you still in touch with people you met at Lancing?

Yes! Lots.

What OL activities have you taken part in since you left (ie OL sports events, Business Networks etc)?

None really, apart from coming back several times to sing in carol services.

What advice would you give to a new pupil who is about to start at Lancing?

Make the most of every opportunity you get and if you’re worried about anything, your housemistress/master and teachers seem to be able to help you solve any problems!