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Old Girls' Events

From year group reunions and the Old Girls’ Lax Match to online SHSK Society Talks and our established series of Professional Networking Events, we are pleased to offer a varied and growing programme of alumnae events.

Professional Networking Events were launched in 2017 to support Old Girls by providing the chance to meet like-minded women working in the same sector. Networking events have seen alumnae bouncing ideas off one another and forging professional and social links. Our aim is that by strengthening these connections, we can share knowledge and ideas to achieve more, faster, and together. 

Visit to read the latest events news from the Alumnae Office. 

SHSK Society Talks

Keeping our global alumnae community connected, SHSK Society Talks are online events providing expert insights and personal stories on a range of topics of shared interest. Talks in the series so far include:

'A long cultural history of the fight for racial justice' with Catherine Armstrong, Senior Lecturer in American History at Loughborough University

'Maths meets medicine: how data and statistics play a crucial role in public health' with Eleanor Barry, final year PhD student at the University of Bath

'Life as a junior doctor in 2020' with Lydia Akinola, Obstretics and Gynaecology junior doctor

'Entrepreneurship and running your own business' with Mary Bateman (Co-Founder and Chief Creator, Twisting Spirits), Alison Hargreaves (Founder and MD, Guides for Brides) and Naomi Ryland (Co-Founder and MD, tbd*)

''From broadcasts to podcasts' with Natalie Jamieson, award winning popular culture journalist.

''Disrupt your career' with Claire Harbour, author and careers coach.

Recordings of the talks are available for alumnae to view here.

Should you have any ideas about possible speakers or topics for this series of online events, we would welcome your feedback. Please get in touch with us at

'Working to limit the effects of war' with Sarah Grey

Join us for our SHSK Society Talk in March with Old Girl Sarah Grey.

2003 leaver, Sarah Grey is a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – a neutral, impartial, and independent humanitarian organisation. The ICRC is mandated by the international community to act as the guardian of international humanitarian law – the set of rules which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. The organisation acts in response to armed conflict to ensure humanitarian protection – working to ensure that those fighting uphold their obligations to protect the lives and dignity of those who are not involved in the fighting and to prevent or stop violations of the law – and to assist people affected. 


Click here for further details and to register your place.

Get involved with our events...

You can support our programme of Old Girls' events in a number of ways:

  • Join the SHSK Society Network to stay connected and book to attend events 
  • Suggest an idea for a speaker, topic, venue or format for an alumnae event
  • Volunteer to speak or be a panellist at an event
  • Provide a venue for a networking event
  • Host a get together for Old Girls living in your area

Any questions? Get in touch with Faye Anderton, Alumnae Services Manager at