OBs inspire and reassure 6.2s

This year’s 6.2 students met with their counterparts of 10 years ago last Friday night when 11 Old Bedalians who left the school in 2002 came back to tell them how they got from age 18 to 28. Each one spoke about their thoughts on leaving school and what they were doing now, and the range of occupations fully reflected the breadth of the Bedales education: doctor, research chemist, actor, lawyer, designer, charity adviser, concert promoter, PhD student, sustainability adviser, renewable energy analyst and a civil servant working in the Treasury. Many of them felt that the Bedales ethos of service to the community had influenced their career path and reassured the 6.2s that they had not been afraid to experiment and change direction in order to find the right profession. They came across as a most impressive group of alumni: entertaining, wise and generous, and they spoke warmly of ways in which OBs maintain lasting friendships and keep in touch with each other.  View photos.

By Philip Parsons, Alumni Officer


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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