Beyond Merchants News

The Ukraine Connection – Kiron Reid (1989 Leaver)

The Ukraine Connection Ukraine has been in the spotlight recently, first for the war and now for Jamala winning the Eurovision Song Contest. Kiron Reid (1982 – 1989) spent six months volunteering and working in Ukraine. He found that his education at Merchant Taylors’ came in really useful. In 2014, I left my lectureship at […]

OBA London Dinner 2016

The Merchant Taylors’ London dinner was held on Friday 18 March at the Travellers Club on Pall Mall in London. The Travellers Club was founded in 1819 and sits in the heart of London. The London dinner is a popular and well attended event in the Old Boys’ Association social calendar. And the evening provided […]

European Dinner Paris 2016

The Merchant Taylors’ Paris Dinner took place on 14 May. It was a perfect evening when Paris bathed in the glorious sunshine of an early summer’s evening. The dinner was held at Cercle de l’Union Interalliée, a spectacular club tucked away in the heart of Paris. The Union Interalliée was founded in 1917 as a […]

Meryl Wilson nee Gillespie (Stanfield Leaver 1967) – Alzheimer’s Society.

MAGNIFICENT SUM RAISED FOR ALZHEIMER’S The 2015 Lady Captain of West Lancashire Golf Club, Meryl Wilson, presented a cheque for £3,065.59 to Alzheimer’s Society. Joanne Dobbie, Community Fundraiser for Merseyside, Cheshire and the Isle of Man said, “We are extremely grateful to former Lady Captain, Meryl and the members of West Lancashire Golf Club for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]