Peter Elliott (W, 1967) lives in the Languedoc where he has become an expert on the history of the area. He also writes books and at this function in London will talk to ODs about his latest, Constance: One Road to Take; The Life and Photography of Constance Stuart Larrabee (1914-2000) which has just come out and covers the life of Constance Larrabee, a leading female photographer in South Africa and the United States. This is the first book on Larrabbee which details her life in South Africa, war-torn Europe and, later, Maryland, and contains many of her photographs Through her lens, she covered the lives of black women and children living in the countryside and then cities and mining towns as their husbands toiled deep underground or in factories that spilled out onto the ridges of the Witwatersrand. There is no charge for this event.
You are invited to the launch of, and discussion around Democracy Works: Rewriting Politics to Africa's Advantage. Special Guests include Greg Mills (1979O), The Hon Mr Tendai Biti (Former Minister of Finance, Zimbabwe), and Mrs Helen Zille (Premier of the Western Cape) Date: Thursday 16 May 2019 Venue: The Mitre, Diocesan College Time: 18H00 RSVP: [email protected] Wine donated by Bruce Jack (1987G)
Graham Viney (1970O) will be presenting on the Royal Tour of South Africa in 1947. The presentation is based around the official government film made about the Royal Tour. Graham allows the film to be paused at stages, and adds some meaningful insights. His great knowledge of the Royal Tour stems from in-depth research for his latest book The Last Hurrah: South Africa and the Royal Tour of 1947. Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019 Time: 18:30 for 19:00 Venue: The Mitre, Diocesan College Tickets: R100 per person Bookings through Quicket (Bookings open on Friday 05 April 2019) Ticket price includes finger snacks and drinks Copies of The Last Hurrah will be on sale during the evening
MAD4Waves OD Rowers Grant Soll (2014W), Cole Barnard (2014B), Lee Gordon (2014M), and Matt Boynton (2014W), became the youngest ever 4 to row across the Atlantic Ocean when they did so unaided in the Talisker Atlantic Challenge over December 2018 / January 2019. You are invited to a presentation of their journey of endurance, uncertainty, and natural beauty as they tell of their incredible story which includes a chance meeting with another OD in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Date: Thursday 30 May 2019 Time: 18h00 for 18h30 Venue: The Mitre, Diocesan College Tickets: R100 per person Book on Quicket (Bookings open from 05 April 2019) Ticket includes finger snacks and drinks