Breaking News - A Lady Chair
This year the AGM formed part of The Winter Toast event at The George Inn, Southwark on Friday 30th November, and the opportunity to vote for Officers occurred during the evening. History was made when a new lady Chair was voted in. The Old Russellians are proud to report that Julia Lee (at school 1982-1988) is the new Chairman, and Simon Jones (at school 1991-1998) is the new Treasurer. Full reports including details of all committee members can be found under 'Meetings'.
MUN Then and Now
The International Model United Nations started at RRS in 1981, and goes from strength to strength. Read More.
Britain from Above
There is a new site just launched showing 1919 – 1953 Aerofilms. Published by the English Heritage and the Royal Commission for Historic Monuments of Scotland and Wales, there are some excellent images. A search for Croydon reveals 44 hits, mostly in the south of the borough though we are sure more will be added. There are some good aerial views of Ballards estate about 1920. Have a look.
100 Years Ago
In 1912 the Old Russellians' Magazine reported :
"The new Sanatorium at Russell Hill School is to be lit by Electricity. It is hoped that this form of lighting will later be extended to other new buildings at the School."
Life Expectancy: Good News!
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports (June 2012) that men's life expectancy in London varies by as much as 17 years. Examples include Selhurst (Croydon): 72.0 . . . but Ballards and Selsdon (Croydon): 84.1
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