Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Southlands College, 13th October
Tuesday October 13th saw the Welcome Service for Principal, Prof. Yvonne Guerrier, and Assistant Chaplain, Nicola Coulthard, at Southlands College, Roehampton University. The picture shows the preacher (me) standing next to Yvonne and Nicola, along with John Cooke (Chair of Governors), Prof. Paul O'Prey (Vice-Chancellor) and David Innes (Chaplain). We're all looking a bit relieved because the formal service is over and we're about to share a fine meal!
For me it was good to revisit Southlands, which relocated to its present site when I was on the staff of the former Division of Education and Youth. It was also good to see it as it is today and to meet some of those who make up its community. The Methodist Church's ongoing commitment to Education is very significant (as my visits to India and Sri Lanka earlier in the month had demonstrated).