A series of successful events in London draw over 100 alumni.
Last weekend Aiglon was pleased to welcome over 120 alumni and parents to an evening drinks reception at the Tate Modern in central London. Guests were welcomed by Alia Al-Senussi (Chantecler, 2000) who is involved with the art world and works closely with the Tate Modern as well as Art Basel. She thanked guests for coming and commented on the impact an Aiglon education has had on her development and interests. Head Master Richard McDonald also welcomed guests, speaking to the enduring ethos of an Aiglon education that seeks to develop the whole person, regardless of the years one may have called Aiglon home.
With guests ranging from the 1950s to last year’s graduating class, these events work to remind and inspire alumni and parents that they are part of an influential and global network made up of Aiglonians from all over the world and engaged in all types of careers and interests. Guests use these events, in London and around the world, to both catch up with fellow classmates as well as meet new friends or professional contacts.
On Thursday, alumnus Howard Flood (Delaware, 1973) also spoke to remind guests about Sunday’s unique polo and barbecue event hosted at the Carlitos’ White Waltham Polo Club. This first-time event offered the community a unique opportunity to enjoy a relaxing afternoon together watching Aiglon’s newly inaugurated alumni polo team compete in a friendly match. Players included Howard Flood and Sacha Pictet (Delaware, 2003), as well as a Gordonstoun alumna! Guests watched the event before enjoying an Argentine-style barbecue in the sunshine.
Everyone seemed to enjoy both events, and we are already excited for next year.