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Manchester High School for Girls


Since the horrific terrorist attack on Manchester last week, shows of support and togetherness have been seen across the country; this was no more evident than at MHSG's London Supper Club on Thursday 25th May.

Held at The Caledonian Club in Mayfair, the annual event brings alumnae from across the generations together to network and celebrate the long-standing friendships that were formed at Manchester High School for Girls.

Naturally, their home town of Manchester was at the forefront of everybody's minds and Head Mistress, Claire Hewitt, led the gathering in a moment of reflection.

She commented: "We have received numerous messages of concern and support from our alumnae community across the globe and I know Manchester is in all of your hearts. At Manchester High we spend the days empowering our girls, telling them they can go anywhere they wish and be anyone they want to be; this was a direct attack on that."

Helen Robinson (Class of 1981) revealed what really happened to her form room window!

With true Manchester grit and the resolute style of Manchester High girls, the event progressed with much laughter, great conversation and many a shared memory. Indeed, Helen Robinson from the Class of 1981 and Managing Director of The Lady magazine revealed in her welcome speech that she had once broken her form room window in a particularly hazardous game of conkers!

Following a drinks reception in the club's Library, guests were treated to a gourmet dinner in The Morrison Room, noted for its magnificent works of art. Before a delicious dessert, Head Mistress, Claire Hewitt, took to the floor to share news from the School, including an update on Project Pankhurst, our Sixth Form mentoring scheme and the 'Insight Into...' careers evenings which are designed to help students prepare for the world beyond academia. 

Next year, the London Supper Club moves to The Beaumont hotel and its luxurious, art deco Lotos Room on Thursday 10th May. We are sure places at this fabulous venue, owned by the people behind The Wolseley and The Delaunay, will be incredibly popular so please do let the Development Team know as soon as possible if you would like to join us:

or 0161 224 0447