Name: Dr. Alejandro
Secondary school: Highgate, 2001-2009
University destination: Newcastle; Medicine (MBBS), Neuroscience (MRes)
Having come straight from the US, being amazed by how posh everyone’s accent was.
Latin lessons with Mr. Halstead. His terrible knee slapping jokes and his insistence that ‘there are people living in carboard boxes by the side of the River Thames who have failed to master the ablative absolute.’ Or the building rattling explosions in Dr Szydlo’s Chemistry class.
I wish it had gone co-ed sooner! They finally came round to the idea in sixth form. 140 boys and 20 girls – I don’t envy them.
Not sure if fancy is the right word but there were riotous ‘muck up days’ on the last day for leavers. Chickens running wild in the quad, graven images burnt onto the football pitches etc etc.
Nominally CofE but all faiths were catered to.
Being captain of 4th XI. Fond memories of wind-swept Saturdays on mud bath pitches.
Let’s say it’s strongly encouraged. I believe ~27 of the 150 in my year got an offer.
Yes, I’m likely to start tutoring for them next month!
Many a time. For bunking class.
I never availed myself of them but I’m sure they are myriad. Form tutor / house master / favourite teacher is always a good first port of call.
Formative, Enduring, Nostalgic