Life at St Anne’s College in the 1940s and 50s
A recording of St Anne’s alumnae reminiscing about life at College in the 1940s and 50s has been produced to celebrate the recent opening of Eleanor Plumer House.
The new Graduate Centre was officially opened on 21 September 2008 in conjunction with a reunion for alumnae who matriculated prior to 1954.
Seven of our Senior Members were recorded at the event for the oral history project, recounting their memories of Miss Plumer (Principal from 1940 to 1953) and their time at St Anne’s. The CD was produced by Sound Biography and forms a lasting record for St Anne’s.
Alumnae who contributed to the project were:
- Muriel Passey (Dinnin) 1948
- Sasha Wernberg-Moller (Shibley) 1950
- Iris Plaister (McKay) 1948
- Mary Pickersgill 1952
- Ann Spokes Symonds (Spokes) 1944
- Anne Everest-Phillips (Everest) 1950
- Beryl Foster-Turner (Hammond) 1950
The CD is available from St Anne’s, priced at £5. Please contact Kate Davy in the Development Office or complete and return our order form to purchase a copy.
Listen to excerpts from the CD below:
- Iris Plaister (McKay), 1948, talks about her interview for St Anne’s with Miss Eleanor Plumer.
- Sasha Wernberg-Moller (Shibley), 1950, discusses Eleanor Plumer and her father Field Marshal Viscount Plumer.
- Ann Spokes Symonds (Spokes), 1944, on her letter of acceptance from St Anne’s.
- Beryl Foster-Turner (Hammond), 1950, talks about life at 9 Parktown.
- Muriel Passey (Dinnin), 1948, and Beryl Foster-Turner (Hammond), 1950, discuss how St Anne’s is a life-changing experience.