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Which way to go

Dear Merchistonians and Friends

Upcoming events:
Friday 29 January - Business Breakfast at Spartans CFC with Roger Baird (73-78)
Friday 26 February - Business Breakfast with Oliver McCaul (00-05)
Friday 25 March - Business Breakfast with Roy Robertson (64-69)

On Wednesday morning I thought I saw the Red Queen walking past the office door? No, I really did!

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland, there was a continuous reading of Alice's Adventures and Through the Looking Glass. There was even a break for the Mad Hatter's tea party.

In the story, Alice asks 'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?' On Friday 15 January, between 6.30pm and 8pm we will be running a 'University Speed Dating' event where recent leavers will share their university experiences and choices with Sixth Formers. Please email the Club office if you too would be able to help.

This morning’s Business Breakfast saw Rick Johnston (86-90) of ActivityMix and Anderson Strathern Law Partner Barry Nichol share the stage with a fascinating talk about employee engagement and the resulting productivity enhancements. Thanks to Gavin Thain (79-85), Partner at Anderson Strathern, for hosting the event and providing a spectacular backdrop.

The 29 January 2016 Edinburgh Business Breakfast will be at Spartans Community Football Academy at Ainslie Park to hear from Chief Executive Dougie Samuel about the great work the Academy does in the community and then from Roger Baird (73-78) about the plans for the School to create a similar hub in south Edinburgh. Book here to come along.

Congratulations to Magnus Bradbury (11-13) for his first cap and Scotland 7s debut in the first leg of this season's World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series.

We heard the first carol practices by the choir this week and the Christmas tree is now up in the dining-room. Christmas must be coming!

Jo Khan

Acting Club Secretary
The Merchistonian Club
Merchiston Castle School

t/ 0131 312 2262
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