News Submitted – December 2012
On Friday 7th December, Worth School was privileged to welcome the return of esteemed actor and Worthian, Robert Bathurst (R’75). The Performing Arts Centre was filled to capacity with students, teachers and members of the monastic community to listen to Robert’s lecture on his ‘Life as an Actor’. He spoke of some of the home truths about acting and his personal journey from reading Law at Cambridge to finding his true calling as an actor. As well as exposing his audience to the reality of acting, Robert spoke about other careers that surround the profession, highlighting that being an actor is not the only piece of the performance industry puzzle. He called on members of the school to help him demonstrate the important role that the audience plays during a theatrical performance. In a brief hour, Robert managed to epitomise the life of an actor as well as recalling his own experiences of performing as a student in the Assembly room – known today as the Whitehead Room – where he believes his acting journey began.
We were delighted to welcome Matthew Doggett (F’07), Harry Fisher (B’81), James Griffith (B’72), Joshua Hardwick (C’08) and Tom Lewis (G’05) to our first Worthians Squash fixture for the 12/13 academic year, which took place on Saturday 1st December 2012. The afternoon kicked off at 12.00 noon with a buffet lunch in the Cowdray Room, followed by matches against the School team from 1.00pm. Joshua summed up the afternoon saying, ” Thanks for a great weekend. Was lovely being back, even for such a brief time – hopefully see you again in March.” (Interested in playing at our next fixture on Sunday 24th March 2013? Then please do contact Olivia Henley at : firstname.lastname@example.org).