As a continuation to last November’s successful Alumni Event in London, this past February 12th eight alumni came down to Brockwood for an intense day of exploration. We wanted to spend more time talking about the future of Brockwood with a cross-section of alumni in order to learn from their ideas and better understand their feelings about the place. There were both women and men, and they represented years at Brockwood all the way back from 1978 to 2004. During lunch, alumni networked with current students whose last year at Brockwood it is, making it a rich experience for both leaving students and former students.
We ended up exploring three sets of interrelated questions to do with: views and feelings about Brockwood and what is happening here now; what Brockwood meant to them when they were here and what it means today, and finally how we can build the future of Brockwood together. Both Bill and I felt it could not have gone better in terms of their participation and input and they have left us with much to reflect and follow up on. We will co-author an article about this in the next Brockwood Observer and we are now in the process of designing an online questionnaire for our alumni worldwide.
By Lionel Claris, staff at Brockwood.