Last Saturday, 135 alumnae travelled back to Iffley Road for Old Dolphins’ Day. 28 different year groups were represented, spanning the years 1939 to 1998.
This year’s keynote speaker was alumna Dr Elizabeth Darling ‘86. Elizabeth is Reader in Architectural History at Oxford Brookes University. After taking A-level Art History at Godolphin and Latymer, she studied Art History and Architectural History at University College London. Her research focuses on 20th century British architectural history with a particular interest in inter-war modernism, social housing and gender. Elizabeth gave a fascinating talk about Molly Cooke, who attended Godolphin and Latymer in the early 1900s and was one of the first to raise important questions about the social impact of domestic architecture.
A delicious three-course lunch was served in the Bishop Centre, providing the perfect opportunity for Old Dolphins to catch up with old friends and classmates. For the classes of ’48, ’58, 68, ’78, ’88 and ’98, this was an especially happy event as they were celebrating milestone reunions. The day finished with a rousing rendition of the old school song, with Joy Puritz ’67 kindly accompanying on the piano.