As the lockdown period restricted the College’s ability to host events on campus, this year’s annual Bradfield Society reunion was held virtually for the first time. It was by all accounts a great success and something everyone soon became familiar with and enjoyed as an alternative way of getting together.
The nature of the event provided an opportunity for the Bradfield community to enjoy an online ‘Commemoration Exhibition’, hosted by the College, celebrating a selection of outstanding academic work and highlights from a year of Music, Art, Drama, Film and Sport. This was followed by a live broadcast from the Bradfield Society and finally a social catch up via Zoom where we were joined by over 40 alumni from all over the world.
With the College currently closed to visitors, the Michaelmas Term at Bradfield has started with a combination of both face-to-face teaching and virtual activities. The Bradfield Society plans to replicate this virtual concept for our usual programme of events this term such as Remembrance Sunday, Carols by Candlelight and Carols in London, which will all go ahead remotely with links shared by email or online to watch the services.
For those Bradfieldians who are over the age of 70 on Thursday 5 November, we have decided that the Tempus Fugit lunch this year will also be a virtual event via the Zoom online platform. We hope to group guests into virtual tables with Houses or contemporaries for a lunch date – the difference being you prepare your own lunch – but the company we hope will be what you would have enjoyed had you been with us at Bradfield.
There will also be an opportunity to hear from the Headmaster with an update as usual on the College. A personal invitation to this event will be sent very shortly and we hope that you will engage with us as part of our Michaelmas season of events.
If you have not yet joined our growing online community you can register you can sign up for free at www.bradfieldsociety.org.uk The website is the best place to find the most up to date Bradfield Society news and event information as well as a place to find and reconnect with contemporaries.