Seniors’ Day

Last Sunday, 70 Seniors and Honorary Seniors returned to Wycombe Abbey for the annual Seniors’ Day reunion. The Carrington Room was abuzz with conversation as friends reunited after decades away and more recent leavers caught up after a year apart. The words of In Fide Vade, sung heartily after lunch, rang true: every decade from 1950 onwards was represented, “a vision of age and youth” coming together to celebrate the “glorious heritage” of Wycombe Abbey.

After a delicious lunch in Big School accompanied by much laughter and conversation, we heard from Alice Devoy (Class of 2016) about her time volunteering with Project Favela in Rio, with support from a Seniors’ Travel Award.

This was followed by tours of the houses, with many remarking on the changes to the site. For some Seniors who had not returned for 40 or 50 years there were a number of significant additions; for others, the new cafe, The Courtyard, was explored with excitement. The new Pitt and Rubens Boarding Houses were also a real draw, with current girls and staff proudly showing off their new surroundings.

The autumn sun shone as Seniors’ walked down the hill back to the Abbey for tea in Fisher Library, bringing the day to a close.

The next Seniors’ event will be the lacrosse match and carol service on Sunday 10 December. For further information, please contact the Seniors’ Office.