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Engineered to Succeed

In her professional life, Sue Brown has taken one job at a time with no specific ambition to be at the top of a corporate tree. And yet, from where she currently sits, the view is panoramic. Sue graduated from Girton in 1990 (Aherne) and now reports to the CEO […]

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Fit for Legal Purpose

Dean Armstrong (Jones 2011) does not call himself a gym junkie but that is only because his day job is working as a lawyer. But come night times or early mornings, he can be found teaching BodyAttack (which is sports inspired aerobics) and BodyPump (which is weight-based resistance training) to […]

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Once a Girtonian, Always a Girtonian

It is not unusual for Old Girtonians to credit their time at school, or particular teachers, with shaping who they have become personally or professionally. Edward Smelt attended Girton from Year 3 and graduated in Year 12 (Riley) in 2003. He generously and fondly acknowledges both the school and many […]

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Old Girtonian Rubbing Shoulders with Royals

A recent shout-out to Old Girtonians to garner possible interest in sponsorship of Speech Night prizes unearthed a delightful re-acquaintance with Professor Julie Brown, a 1981 Girton graduate. As the recipient of a scholarship that enabled her to complete her education at Girton, and now as a Professor of Music […]

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Bringing Out The Inner Unicorn

As Year 12 students prepare to leave school, they are entering the most crucial decision time of their lives. The future is exciting and, at the same time, a little bit ‘scary’. Making the right choice about a future career is likely on the priority list, and many students might […]

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Standing Ovation for Co-curriculum Pioneer

In December 2020, the Old Girtonians’ Association was delighted to bestow on Mr Dan Slater, an Honorary Associate Life Membership for achieving twenty years of service to Girton Grammar School. It is in many ways thanks to the work of Dan Slater that the Girton Co-curriculum sits comfortably alongside the […]

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Putting A Smile On The Dial In Bendigo

After completing a five-year Bachelor/Master’s degree in Dentistry, (with the highest weighted average mark across the entire course for her graduating class), primary examinations with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, and finally, a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry degree, specialising in orthodontics and achieving first class honours, Bethany Cunning, […]

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Shouting Quietly About STEM

Dr Madeline Mitchell (OGA 2004) is on a mission to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the visibility of women in STEM. This is an utterly achievable mission based on Madeline’s awe-inspiring Curriculum Vitae. However, those who knew Madeline at school might be a little surprised, only because […]

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