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Mountaineer Mollie Hughes – the ascent to Everest.

Mountaineer Mollie Hughes yesterday smashed the Everest record and will go down in history.

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Oyster Society ‘Insight into the World of Fashion’ talk

The latest in the series of Oyster Society talks, which aim to provide an insight into different career paths, saw Downe House alumna, Pom Ogilvy return to Downe House to deliver ‘An insight into the World of Fashion’ to Sixth Form girls.

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India Day – a glorious celebration of India’s culture

As part of Downe House’s Global Initiatives, there is an annual International Day organised by the Higher Education and Global Initiatives Department and this year, the theme was India.

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What would Florence Nightingale do?

Nurses all over the country will be celebrating Nurses’ Day on 12 May, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, and our own Palmer Centre medical staff are joining the initiative to recognise the phenomenal contribution of nurses to society.

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Lights, music, action…Lower Sixth organise a Charity Fashion show

Opportunities really do abound at Downe House and Lower Sixth former, Jameliah landed her dream job of producing and directing a Charity Fashion Show entitled, ‘Spectrum’ held in the Performing Arts Centre.

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Holcombe Singers Debut Album on sale in aid of charity

‘We Are Young’ is the debut album of the Downe House ensemble group, Holcombe Singers and is about to be released to raise money for the group’s three chosen charities – Marie Curie Nurses, The Queen Elizabeth Foundation and Malawi Open Arms, the Holcombe House International Charity.

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Foundation Dinner marks the transition from Upper Sixth Leavers to Alumnae

Celebrating endings and beginnings was the theme of the Foundation Farewell Dinner held for the Upper Sixth who are coming to the end of their time at Downe House.

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Upper Fourth perform A Midspring Night’s Dream

Adapted and produced by Drama Teacher, Rhiannon Bland, the Upper Fourth production of a Midspring Night’s Dream proved to be a high quality production with an innovative and moden twist.

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DH Alumna, Emma Powell delights audience at the Downe House Comedy Night

The Downe House Comedy Night at The Bluebird, Chelsea attracted 60 guests for a fantastic evening of comedy, fine wine, delicious food and lots of laughter!

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Appointment of new Head and Deputy Seniors

Just after the end of last term, Headmistress, Mrs Emma McKendrick announced the new Head Senior and Deputy Head Senior for next year, namely Lauren Griffith and Isabelle Brown.

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Face forward

As one of the foremost showcases of portraiture by recent artists, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition is a prestigious platform for a painter at any stage of their career. How exciting then that Downe House alumna Harriet Pattinson has had one of her portraits selected to be exhibited at this year’s event at The Mall Galleries, SW1 from 4 - 19 May.

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It’s Mufti Day in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK

The guest speaker at Monday’s assembly this week was fundraiser and campaigner for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Louisa Hill.

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