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Manchester High School for Girls

LONDON SUPPER CLUB AT THE BEAUMONT

Each year, the London Supper Club provides our alumnae with an excellent networking opportunity in the capital city.

On Thursday 10th May, former pupils from across the generations of Manchester High School for Girls came together in the art deco surroundings of The Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair.

Enjoying the drinks reception!

Alumnae from the Class of 1954 through to the Class of 2006 gathered to celebrate long-standing friendships and reflect on the significance of 2018 for women.

Following a drinks reception, guests were welcomed to The Lotos Room by Class of 1995 alumna, Molly Ahmed. Molly initiated proceedings by drawing a sharp comparison between Manchester High’s event, and the School’s ethos of women supporting women, to that of the controversial Presidents Club dinner which had taken place in Mayfair earlier in the year.

 

Molly reminded everyone that 2018 is the centenary of some women in the UK securing the right to vote and paid homage to the work of the Pankhurst sisters, fellow alumna of Manchester High.

Class of 1995 alumna Molly Ahmed

Returning to the present day, Molly praised the ongoing grit and determination women show as the battle for parity continues and she also asked everyone to look to the future and imagine the incredible things that the next cohort of MHSG pupils might achieve.

The event progressed with plenty of laughter, great conversation and many a shared memory. As the gourmet meal drew to a conclusion, Head Mistress, Claire Hewitt, took to the floor to provide an update on the past year at Manchester High School for Girls. She shared the words of guest and alumna, Kelly Moran, who as Lead Metals Engineer at Boeing Europe, will be featured as a case study in the School’s new prospectus from September:

"I don’t encounter many women in my line of work, but I’m never phased by being the only female in the room. The breadth of education, ability to adapt and self-confidence that Manchester High instilled in me means that I truly believe in myself and my talents. Pupils at Manchester High of course know that gender stereotypes exist, but are never constrained by them. Manchester High girls can go anywhere, do anything and be anyone.”

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