Lily left City in 1986 after 14 years as Headmistress. Before this she taught in the English department, when the school was still based at Carmelite Street. Although it had been many years since Lily worked at the school, her family have told us that she reminisced happily whenever the subject of CLSG came up, and spoke often and highly of many ex-pupils she had seen come and go. It appears the same was true of the reverse – former pupil Dinah Rose QC, who attended CLSG during Lily's headship, recalls fondly that 'Miss Mackie was a force of nature, who instilled in us self-confidence and self-belief.'View gallery
Lily E M Betts (née Mackie), 1926-2020
A (code) cracking performance
Many congratulations to Eleanor and Malaika whose computer science prowess has earned CLSG joint second place nationally in the Cipher Challenge, a competition run by the University of Southampton and GCHQ.
Last year, our A Level Theatre Studies students (Rosa, Kitty, Zara) beat off fierce competition to be selected to perform Jean Genet's The Maids at the International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston, London (to find out more about the play, have a read of this article in the Drama & Theatre Magazine, written by our very own drama director, Chris Whyld).
CLSG to C.B.
Congratulations to alumna Mel Nebhrajani (a 1986 leaver) who has been appointed a Companion of the Bath (CB) in the Queen’s 2021 New Year’s Honours List in recognition of her work with the Government Legal profession.