On Easter Sunday, OM Sarah Winckless MBE (1990-1992; Orchard Leigh) was the first woman to officiate The Boat Race, a well-known set of annual rowing races between the Cambridge University and the Oxford University Boat Clubs.
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On Wednesday evening, we were excited to host our latest online event, Millfield 80’s Rugby Reunion. We welcomed a fantastic panel of OM guest speakers hosted by John Mallett (1983-1988; Orchards), who is currently the Director of Rugby at Millfield: Sir Gareth Edwards (1964-1966; Millfield), Andrew Higginson (1961-1965; Shapwick), Rod Speed (1964-1966; Day), and former Millfield teacher and rugby coach, David Rosser. It was wonderful to hear all their rugby memories and stories.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many OMs have played a significant part in contributing to society and we would like to celebrate these achievements and spread some positivity.
Millfield Rugby has a representative in every home nations’ squad for this year’s Guinness Six Nations rugby championships.
On Wednesday 10 February, we were excited to host our first ever online Women’s Networking Event, ‘How to Succeed at the Work, Family, Life Balance’. Our guest speakers for the event were Hannah Aykroyd (1999-2001; Portway), Director of Aykroyd and Co. and Jasmine Ferreira (2004-2006; Martins), Head of Markets Marketing at JP Morgan. They shared with us how they have managed their successful careers, alongside a family and personal life.
On Friday 5 February, we were excited to host our second online event dedicated to Millfield in the 60’s. The guest speakers for the event were OMs Malcolm Tucker (1961-1965; Millfield), Rod Speed (1964-1966; Day), Lesley Warner (1967-1971; Portway), Elizabeth Monnet (1967-1970; Grange), and President of the OM Society, John Davies.
For the last year and a half, OM Grace Rapp (2011-2013; Overleigh), has been living an hour outside of Paris and playing professional football for the French Féminine Division 1, with her team Stade de Reims. We asked Grace about her time at Millfield and what inspired her to pursue this goal.
Millfield Upper Sixth hockey player Kitty Chapple from Taunton has been selected for the Great Britain Elite Development Programme as the only schoolgirl in the squad. Kitty becomes the third Millfield student in recent years to be selected for the programme whilst still at school.