On Tuesday, we were honoured to have Major General Patrick Cordingley join us for the first in our new series of Anne Dacre Club events.

The talk, “How the two Gulf conflicts have changed the world we live in today”, focused on the the Major General’s personal experience of leading the armoured assault in the first Iraq war, the impact of the wars, and his reflections on the future of the regional and global conflict.

This was a sold-out event and those lucky enough to secure tickets were treated to a thought-provoking and personal account. We are very grateful to Major General Cordingley for coming to speak and it was wonderful to see so many current Emanuel pupils in the audience, including his own grandson.

We look forward to hosting similar events in the future as part of our new Anne Dacre Club. We hope you will consider joining and benefiting from a wide range of engaging cultural and social events, with all profits supporting our ambitious bursary programme.

Jack Clark (Development Director)

The Anne Dacre Club

The Anne Dacre Club (ADC) organises trips, visits, lectures and dinners for the whole Emanuel community. These will be exciting cultural and social events with an Emanuel twist, where we offer money can’t buy experiences through leveraging the opportunities offered by those associated with the school.

Due to the exclusive nature of some of our forthcoming events, many will have limited capacity. In order to be the first to know about Anne Dacre Club events and take advantage of priority booking, we would like to offer you the opportunity to become a member.

The current membership fee is £15 per family. All donations will go towards funding transformative free places at Emanuel. There is the opportunity to add a further donation to our free places campaign if you choose to do so.

If you have a venue or an event that you think would be suitable for an ADC event, please do get in touch by emailing development@emanuel.org.uk. We would really like to hear from you.

Major General Patrick Cordingley discusses his command of the 7th Armoured Brigade – the Desert Rats.