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Hard work is vital

As a former accountant and England squash player, OJ John Treharne (Red Cross 1967-1972) tells us that he could “certainly not” have foreseen where he… More...

Unwavering determination

Ben Jackson (Eagle 2006-2008) spoke to our team about his work within the Health & Fitness industry as well as running his own F45 fitness studio. More...

Anti-racism and body positivity activist

OJ Isabella Neergaard Petersen (Martlet -2017), a former BME officer and current model who is using her platform to advocate for anti-racism and body … More...

Missing the Theatre?

OJ Georgina Turier-Duerden (Fleur-de-Lys 2009-2014) invites you to 'The Three Sections' a celebration of music, artistic drive and resilience during t… More...

Lockdown around the World

Messages from the other side of the world. The Hurst Foundation spoke to OJs in Australasia about how their countries have responded to the coronaviru… More...

OJ Ione Searle on her first charity outdoor swim.
OJs Fundraising

OJs Mike Goodall, Archie Gibson & Ione Searle talk to the Hurst Foundation on how they are using their time in lockdown to fundraise for important cau… More...

Passion for Creativity

Read more about Carl Anderson (1999-2006) Director of Clay Recruitment and sculptural ceramics artist. More...

Headmaster Tim Manly with the event attendees.
A Fireside Chat with Tim Manly

In January the Hurst Foundation helped organise a virtual event for US based alumni. The 'Fireside' chat allowed OJs to engage with Tim Manly about Hu… More...

Editor of Britain's most-read news site, at age 26!

We spoke to OJ Josie Griffiths (Shield -2011), the current Commissioning Editor at Fabulous Digital, about her career after leaving Hurst. More...

(Photograph of Fleur de Lys Dormitory circa 1960, submitted by Peter Mellor, Fleur de Lys 1958-1963)
Richard Foreman on what Hurst was like in the 1960s

Richard Foreman (Fleur de Lys -1965) spoke to us about his memories of warm jam doughnuts from the tuck shop, choral society and Scrubbie; the only ga… More...

OJs at University in 2020

The Hurst Foundation spoke to four OJs currently studying at various universities about their experience of being a student in 2020. More...

25 Facts for 25 Years

Which house became the first girls house? What year were girls allowed to wear trousers in sixth form? When did St Johns become co-ed? More...

Joan Peters in 2020.
A message from Joan Peters

Joan Peters, the first female teacher at Hurst, talks about her experience as the college moved to co-education. More...

Sarah Hyman when she joined the Hurst teaching staff in 2005
An Interview with Sarah Hyman

The Hurst Foundation interviews Sarah Hyman, a Hurst staff member since 2005 and current housemistress of Martlet More...

Jan Leeper current Senior Mistress & Head of Careers at Hurst.
An Interview with Jan Leeper

The Hurst Foundation interviews Jan Leeper, a Hurst staff member since 1999 and former housemistress of Martlet More...

Tim Manly - Headmaster (2005 - Current)
Tim Manly on 25 Years of Girls

A message from the Headmaster as the college celebrates 25 years of girls at Hurst. More...

Anita with the Netball team featuring the first sports scholar from NZ, Kaylee Dawson.
Anita Firth on Girls at Hurst

The Hurst Foundation interviews Anita Firth on her time at the college as the former head of girls' sport and the first housemistress of St Johns. More...

Rob Kift - Director of Sport
Rob Kift on Girls Sport

Read the Hurst Foundation's interview with Rob Kift, the Director of Sport at Hurst and member of staff for over 30 years. More...

The photograph of the first cohort of girls in 1995.
An Interview with the First Girls

The Hurst Foundation spoke with some of the first girls at Hurst ranging from 1995-2001. More...

Debs Treyer-Evans at 2015's 20 years of girls celebration dinner
Debs Treyer-Evans on the Introduction of Girls

The Hurst Foundation interviewed Debs Treyer-Evans the current school registrar who led the introduction of girls in 1995. More...

Ian Buckeridge The OJ Club President (2019-Current)
A message from The OJ Club

Watch the OJ Club's President, Ian Buckeridge's video message to support the 25 Years of Girls celebration. More...

Photo taken by Hugo Healy
OJ makes it to the BPA final

Hugo Healy (Eagle 2009-2014) has been shortlisted for the British Photography Awards and needs your vote! More...

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