We held the Spring Over 60s lunch in the fine surroundings of the Reform Club. Many OLs gathered together to hear Dr Harry Brünjes speak in one of his last roles as Chairman of the Governing Body. Harry took over as Chair in 2009 and the school has grown considerably in his time, well over a thousand in the Lancing family today with its two affiliated Prep Schools. He has been a supreme advocate for the College all over Sussex, London and indeed the world; he has spread the Lancing word everywhere from Hong Kong to New York. Harry has made sure that the College has invested properly during his tenure and millions have been spent on the campus to create those important first impressions. As Dominic Oliver said ‘Fundamentally, the school is a place in very good heart on his watch’.
We remembered as well, another Lancing legend who (unbelievably) was celebrating his 80th birthday, the ever youthful Nick Evans, Sanderson’s 1953-1957. Along with six other newcomers, we were delighted to welcome, for her first time, Sue Holt (Second's 1975-1977) to this special occasion. Sue was in the first group of six girls who joined Lancing in 1975.
Our next lunch will be on Thursday 26 September at the Athenaeum Club.
Natacha Skelton, Foundation Manager