Old Girls’ General News

Gabriela Sofia Kivi (Leaver 2008)

After leaving MTGS with excellent GCSE and A level results, Gabriela attended Cardiff University to study French with Business Studies.  After one term she changed her course to Accounting as she was not enjoying the French content as much as she had done at Merchants with Madame Mistry.  She made some lasting friendships at University […]

Alumni Launch New Dating App – INSTNT

James Gee and Chris Seddon, who both left the school in 2005, are launching their own business and app early in 2016.  The business was created as a side project with James working as an Equity Trader in the City of London and Chris as Head of Marketing at a retail start-up but they both […]

1979 Leavers Reunite in Liverpool

We met up at The Monro Gastropub in Duke Street, Liverpool, on the evening of Saturday, 17th October 2015, for drinks and a meal.  We’d travelled from all over the UK, Sandra had come from southern Spain and Rosie from Austria.  Julie Laycock, Heather Fisher & Anna Fox organised the event – for which we […]

Remembering the Junior School 70 Years Ago

The Stanfield reunion on May 9th was a great joy to me admiring all the new buildings and sharing memories with many old girls and teachers. Three generations of my family started Merchant Taylors’ in the reception class. My mother, Margery Aizlewood (nee Pattison), started in 1914 when the reception class was on the ground […]

Former Pupils reminisce over lunch and a copy of Merchants’ Tales

A group of six Old Girls who left in 1966 and 1967 met in August for lunch near Milton Keynes along with six husbands, three of whom are Merchant Taylors’ School Old Boys.  Carol Gibson had brought her recent copy of Merchants’ Tales with an impressive post-it note system highlighting items of interest so we […]

Lucy Hansen’s Wedding (2002 Leaver)

Lucy Hansen, who left MTGS in 2002, married Connor Grimes, a Canadian Olympic Hockey player, on 28th August 2015 at St James’ Church in Birkdale, Southport.   Approximately 50 ex Merchant Taylors’ girls and boys attended the wedding along with Lucy’s former Headmistress from Stanfield, Mrs Margaret Mann.  After the marriage ceremony, a reception was […]

Wendy Hazlehurst Donation of Musical Theatre Books

The Schools’ have an excellent reputation for their musical and dramatic productions and Joint Schools’ Musical Theatre productions are eagerly looked forward to.   Through a generous donation from Wendy Hazlehurst, a 1951 leaver, the Girls’ School has been able to purchase some specialist text books on this subject. Seen here looking at some of the […]

Katy Wallymahmed – Mental Health Volunteering in Sri Lanka

Mental Health Volunteering in Sri Lanka  Last summer I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to go to Sri Lanka for a five week mental health placement with a company called Sri Lanka Volunteers (SLV). Whist in Sri Lanka I worked in a variety of different places ranging from mental health institutions to […]

Nicola Ibison (1983 Leaver) – A Talent for Managing

After working fairly hard to pass exams and having had a wonderful education at Merchant Taylors’, I fell into a job which doesn’t need any specific qualifications when I managed some of Britain’s best known TV presenters. Until very recently, I headed up the Factual, Specialist and Sports Media divisions of a company called James […]

Following My Dreams – Charlotte Rothwell (2009 Leaver)

When I left Merchant Taylors’ in 2009, I initially went to Manchester University to study French and Italian, worried that pursuing my real passion of acting without having a degree to fall back on would be irresponsible. However, I left university after only six months with high hopes to make a career doing what I […]