7th November 2009
Professor Dame Sandra Dawson made a return visit to the school on Thursday 5th November to deliver the address at Senior Prizegiving.
Dame Sandra attended Challoner's in the late 1950’s when the school was still co-educational and went on to become one of Britain's most successful women in the fields of higher education and business. She served on the board of KPMG and was instrumental in setting up the Judge Business School at Cambridge University. She has recently stepped down as Master of Sidney Sussex College and is now Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the university. Speaking to a packed hall of Year 12 and 13 students and their parents, Dame Sandra thanked governors, staff and parents for their special contribution and went on to encourage the students to make the most of 'the unique miracle that is you'. In particular, she urged the boys to remember the value of the 'three Cs' - curiosity, collaboration and competition.
Dame Sandra's message very much supported the school's ideas on learning in an exponentially changing world which the Headmaster had outlined in his review of the year earlier in the evening. The proceedings were rounded off by a sincere vote of thanks from the School Captain Tom Tryon.