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Thinking and Making: Former Student, Aeyu Malhotra, Recently Visited

It’s always nice for us to know where our former students are now and when a former Brockwood Park student returned to us to volunteer in the Krishnamurti Centre he had an encouraging story to tell.
Having been “inspired by the use of space and open architecture at Brockwood” Aeyu Malhotra became interested in architecture and design. “Brockwood students gain spacial awareness” Aayu commented. “In Brockwood you are involved in so many things… and I became involved in the steering group for the Pavilions [construction project]“. Aayu’s interest in design and structure grew and was fostered and after Aayu completed his education at Brockwood Park, he went on to study architecture at Manchester University.
When Aeyu graduated he attained a job with the renowned architect Takaharu Tezuka in Japan.”There is joy in Takaharu’s Buildings, like there is in Brockwoods. Takaharu was the person I most wanted to work with… and I was incredibly lucky”.
Aayu was also fascinated by the teachings of Krishnamurti and found them very useful in his design work. “Krishnamurti taught me to question everything and how important it is to ask the right question” he said, adding “Architecture is not finding the right answer it’s about first asking the right question”.
Aayu has returned to England to complete his Masters degree and kindly paid us a visit, bringing part of his portfolio for us to look at and photograph. We wish him further success in his career and we hope to see him return often.
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Job Opportunities

We have 2 staff vacancies opening up at Brockwood Park. We are in need of an
- Experienced Vegetarian Chef
– Experienced Maintenance/Facilities Person with Management Skills.
A sincere interest in Krishnamurti’s work and a commitment to creating a serious environment in co-operation with others are essential. All residential staff receive the same salary, regardless of role. Both jobs would commence on November 1st and we are currently taking applications. For more information please follow this link:

Death of Dr. Mary Cadogan

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Mary Cadogan on the 27th September in London from complications arising from cancer. Mary began working for Krishnamurti as his secretary in England in 1958. She was the first Trustee to be appointed to the KFT and remained a Trustee up to the time of her death. She was involved in the establishment of Brockwood Park and has been actively engaged in its operation ever since. A member of the KFT Publications Committee, Mary was herself a published author of 28 books. In 2009 she was awarded a doctorate by Lancaster University for her services to children’s literature and the editing and publication of Krishnamurti’s books.

The following talk was given by Mary one month ago at the 45th Anniversary Alumni Reunion at Brockwood Park:

The Autumn/Winter 2009 Brockwood Observer had published an article about Mary which we would like to share here:

 

Here follow links to several obituaries:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11137208/Mary-Cadogan-obituary.html

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/06/mary-cadogan

 

BioCultura – 3rd-5th October, BEC, Bilbao

For anyone in the vicinity of Bilbao in early October, please come and meet our representatives and see our stand at the Biocultura Fair. Staff members Adrian and Izaro will be very happy to meet with you and discuss life at Brockwood and answer any questions you may have about the School. Look for stand number 165 but if you would like free entry to attend the Fair, we have a limited number of free entry tickets available, please contact us in advance via enquiry@brockwood.org.uk with your full name, address and the number of tickets required.

Dr Mary Cadogan speaks at the Alumni Reunion 2014

Mary began working for Krishnamurti as his secretary in England in 1958. She was the first Trustee to be appointed to the KFT and is still a Trustee. She was involved in the establishment of Brockwood and has been actively engaged in its operation ever since. A member of the KFT Publications Committee, Mary is herself a published author of 28 books. She was awarded a doctorate by Lancaster University for her services to children’s literature and the publication of Krishnamurti’s teachings.

 

School is back and spirits are high!

Over the past few days students from all over the world journeyed to Brockwood Park School. This year we have students of 22 nationalities and we are looking forward to sharing company and cultures. 

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Brockwood Alumni Reunion 21-25 August 2014 & “Our Last Post Till Reunion 2019″

Dear Alumni

After months of preparation, taking registrations, getting rooms’ ready, assembling welcome packs and discussing menus, Brockwoods 45th Reunion happened last week and was a success. There were 370 alumni present over the five days, spanning every one of Brockwoods’ 45 years, and this included one of Brockwoods’ very first teachers from early 1969.

Thank you to all those who helped organise the Reunion and thank you to everyone who came back to see us at Brockwood. We had a wonderful five days, with good weather, a beautiful marquee, delicious food, inspiring workshops, a magnificent bonfire, photos, conversations, dances, walks, classical, marimba and rock and roll performances, tree planting, morning meetings and lots of rota! Prior to this, we had a smaller Reunion of a group of alumni from the 1970’s who joined us for four days and it was delightful to meet them and to hear them comment on their time spent at the school.

I hope that you manage to keep in touch with us, and not have to wait another five years for a Reunion. You can do this through visits to the school, as well as through sharing your projects and the work that you are involved in, and maybe offering workshops to our students. Thank you all, and do stay in touch!

Best Wishes,

Click here to see the photo gallery.

Brockwood Reunion: Photo Shoot

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Reunion Pictures (days 1 to 3)

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Launch of the “Friends of Brockwood Park Portal”

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Friends of Brockwood Park Portal which occurred yesterday. This is a password protected social networking site for the benefit of registered Friends. On the Portal, you are able to participate in online dialogues, send messages, post events via a shared calendar and buy, sell and exchange goods and services. The Portal avoids the excesses of larger social networking sites, but has many of the benefits and we hope that if you are not already a registered Friend you will now consider doing this in order to have the use of it. To register as a Friend, we invite you to go to:

 www.friendsofbrockwoodpark.org.uk

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