|1 Jul 2021
Whilst there is one Bradfield, there are many Bradfieldians and we want all Bradfieldians to be involved with the Bradfield Society in the way that works for them.
Al MacEwen, Director of the Bradfield Society and Development
Bradfield is a place that many people hold dear for many varied reasons. You came to school here and made life-long friendships, your children come or came to school here, you teach here or taught here, you live nearby and visit on a regular basis. As such, we see you as a Bradfieldian, and the College really values our connection with you.
Bradfield is an inclusive environment and the range of ways that you can engage with the Bradfield Society are a reflection of this inclusivity. Our ideal would be for all Bradfieldians to be actively involved in our community in one way or another – allowing us to make the most of the opportunities presented by gathering such diverse and talented people together.
Why should you be involved? Communities are about people. By being involved you can enjoy and benefit from being in the company of other exciting and dynamic people, as well as making a difference within our community. So, what can we do for you, what can you for us and what can we do for each other?
From us to you, we aim to enable you to tap into the benefits of being part of our community. A few examples; We love nothing more than to host you at one of our events, to allow you to catch up with old friends and hopefully make new friends. We like to keep you up to date with Bradfield and Bradfieldians, publishing The Bradfieldian three times a year, or more regularly if you follow us on social media. We host networking events, facilitate industry group engagement and have created a business directory to allow you to connect with each other on a business level as well as socially. Additionally, for those of you who have an interest in history, we have a wealth of information stored in our archive which we are happy to share, or add to. In short, we are here for you, so please use us!
From you to us, you are a talented group, we value your knowledge, wisdom, experience, and expertise and would love for you to share your thoughts with us as speakers, careers mentors and advisors or members of our committees. You can help to inspire us as a community and as individuals. Your advice can keep us on the right track as an organisation, better equipped to deal with whatever the future brings our way. We would value your input.
For each other; We are keen to make Bradfield the best it can be for current and future generations. Our request is that those who feel they benefited from their time at Bradfield and would like to give back, or those who are as passionate about educational philanthropy as we are, can play their part in securing the brightest probable future for Bradfield. Our principle campaigns are Bright Futures – in support of our bursaries programme and our Campus Development campaign, where the project in planning is the conversion of St Andrew’s Church into an inspirational learning centre. Both worthy endeavours, one or both of which might appeal to you.
Are you keen to be involved? We encourage you to register for ‘The Bradfield Society’ online, where can have access to all the different ways to be involved. Not only this, but you can also contact other Bradfieldians who are registered on the system directly, which makes it a convenient way to stay in touch. If you have any questions about this, or just to get back in touch, please do make contact.
We are here for you and we would love for you to be involved.
Al, Karen, Katie and Sam
The Bradfield Society and Development Office Team
0118 964 4840