A Withington Reunion in Edinburgh

It’s been too long since we last visited our Old Girls living and working in Scotland. Therefore, it is our pleasure to announce that we will be hosting two events in Edinburgh on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

We know how difficult it can be for our Old Girls living and working further afield to get to Manchester for our Annual Reunions, so we are looking forward to paying you a visit, hearing your news and sharing your Withington memories. We hope you’ll join us on the 23rd and help to make this a reunion to remember!



First NameSurnameMaiden Name Class of
JeanDuncan DurbinCreighton1956EVENING

Afternoon Tea and Cake

On the afternoon of the 23rd March, from 3-5pm, we would love to welcome WGS Alumnae to the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, for tea and cakes. The venue comes highly recommended by an Old Girl for its central location and great food.

This year, it is the Development Teams’ aim to meet up and reminisce with as many of our Old Girls as possible and gather your memories for our Archivist, Hannah Brown. 2017 is set to be an exciting year for the Withington Archives, as we have recently been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to run a special oral-histories project, and it will also be the first year our School Newsletters will be digitised and available publicly. We will bring a selection of photos and memories from the Archive to share with you on the day, but do feel free to bring along your own School photos and documents to share with us too!

For information on how to register for this event, please see below.

Edinburgh After Hours

On the evening of the 23rd, we will also be inviting Alumnae to join us for drinks and nibbles at the One Square bar in the Sheraton. If you’re currently at uni or working in Scotland, this might be a better option if you can’t make the Afternoon Tea. One Square is known for its specialist gin selection and modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and it will provide a great setting for us to catch up over a few drinks.

Did you know that, since 2012, there have been approximately forty Withingtonians at university in Scotland? With that in mind, it would be great to hear from you about the challenges and opportunities that studying in Scotland brings. Perhaps we can help you in your career development too, by introducing you to fellow WGS Alumnae working in your field of interest, who can provide advice and guidance on pursuing your chosen career?

Register Now

If you’re a WGS Alumna not currently living or working in Scotland, but would like to join us in Edinburgh for the day, you’d be more than welcome! If you would like to register for either of these events (or, feel free to come along to both!) you can do so online here. Alternatively, contact the Development Office directly by emailing development@wgs.org or calling 0161 249 3494 / 3377.

We hope to see you on the 23rd March!

One Square