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Table of 12

360.00

140 Years of South Hampstead High School

Tuesday 15th November 2016 at 7pm

3 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SS

We are delighted to welcome Fiona Bruce, television presenter, journalist and parent as our honorary guest speaker for the evening. 

Tickets are £35 for individuals, or £360 for a table of 12. Ticket price includes sparkling canape reception, 4 course dinner, wine and entertainment. 

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About South Hampstead

This year South Hampstead celebrates 140 years of innovative and excellent teaching.  The school was founded by the Girls’ Day School Trust in 1876 with only 27 students on a site in Winchester Road, Swiss Cottage.  By 1882 the school had grown to 275 students and moved into a purpose-built building in Maresfield Gardens.  During the Second World War, students were evacuated to Berkhamstead School for Girls in Hertfordshire.  As the number of pupils increased to 500, Netherhall Gardens was acquired for the Junior School in 1957.  In 1971, Nobel Prize Winner Dorothy Hodgkin, opened a new science block.  In 1987, Waterlow Hall was built comprising of a new sports hall, canteen, theatre, more science labs, a sixth form common room and art studios.  In 1991, Oakwood House was purchased for the Sixth Form.  In November 2014, our new building opened with world-class facilities enhancing the achievements of our girls.  South Hampstead has always responded effectively to the changing needs of education and society, and we are proud today to be one of the most successful girls’ schools in the country.

About Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce is one of the most established television presenters today and has won the Television and Radio Industry Award for Best Presenter three times.

She has been presenting BBC One’s News at Six and News at Ten since 1999 and has been the lead presenter of the Antiques Roadshow since 2008.  In 2016, she presented a fifth series of the successful arts programme Fake or Fortune? (BBC One), co-hosted with Philip Mould.

For four years, Fiona presented and reported on her own BBC One primetime investigative documentary series called the Real Story with Fiona Bruce which won several Royal Television Society awards.  Fiona has written and presented a number of high-profile single documentaries including an exclusive interview with Cherie Blair and unprecedented access to Downing Street in The Real Cherie (BBC One, 2006), exclusive full-length interviews with Bill Gates in How a Geek Changed the World (Money Programme, BBC Two) and with Lord Alan Sugar in The Real Sir Alan (Money Programme, BBC Two).  From 2000, Fiona co-presented BBC One’s Crimewatch for eight years.

Fiona presented BBC One’s coverage of the Royal Wedding and interviewed Prince Philip in a special programme to celebrate his 90th birthday, The Duke at 90 (BBC One).  Previously she has interviewed Prince Charles for Victoria: A Royal Love Story (BBC Two) which she wrote and presented.  She also wrote and presented the BBC One three-part series The Royal Palaces and a BBC One arts documentary about Leonardo Da Vinci in 2013.

Her other presenting credits include: Priceless Antiques Roadshow (BBC Two), The Green Room (BBC Radio Two), host of Call My Bluff (BBC One), the first woman presenter on the BBC General Election programme (2001 and 2005) and as host of the quiz shows What Are You Like? (BBC One) in 2008 and Hive Minds in 2015, which is currently screening its second series.