Fifty former students and staff came together at the London School of Oriental and African Studies on November 13th. They came from all over the UK and beyond and wanted to reconnect with one thing they all shared: Brockwood.
Spanning the forty years plus of the School¹s life the alumni who gathered met old friends, made new ones, shared stories and actively participated to an update on School life given by Co-Principal, Bill Taylor and the new School Development and Alumni Officer, Lionel Claris (himself an alumnus). The atmosphere was that of fun and genuine care.
The gathering ended with a minute of silence in memory of former Brockwood staff member and yoga teacher for over 20 years, Jim Fowler, who died recently. Then, after group photos of people arranged by their time at Brockwood: the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s (see pictures below), we said goodbye to twenty of us while thirty made their way to a nearby restaurant for a vegetarian meal.
We would like to thank everyone who made it and especially alumna Dr. Shabnum Tejani for her kind assistance with the London event including arranging the use of facilities at SOAS. If you wanted to make it but couldn’t, we hope you will be able to come to a similar event in early April in NYC and on May 13th in Berlin. Also, we probably will be having another Brockwood Alumni London Event around the same time next year!