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Old Girls Allowed


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On Thursday 23 May, Outer Temple Chambers was the venue for a rather unusual gathering, when Old Girls from Knighton House School – a prep school in Dorset – gathered from around the country to spend an evening ‘in conversation with Josceline Dimbleby’. Jossy Gaskell, as she was known when she attended Knighton in the 1950s, recalled memories of her time at the boarding school in Dorset and regaled the guests with stories of dungarees, bonfire night parties and dormitory fun and games.

During her time at Knighton Josceline was a member of the choir and was noted for her singing, which is why the evening was made even more special with a performance by the school’s Chapel Choir who sang four pieces to rapturous applause.

Hosted at Outer Temple Chambers, the venue was ideal for those old girls who are now London-based but many had also made the journey from Dorset to meet up with old friends.

Josceline said: “It was a great pleasure to be invited back to talk with old friends and discover how Knighton is still thriving today, more than 50 years after I first attended. The Choir were quite brilliant and certainly brought a tear to my ‘Old Girl’s’ eye.”

The girls in the choir, aged between 10 and 13, found the whole experience fascinating but were most impressed to discover that scenes from Harry Potter were filmed near by! Our thanks go to everyone at Outer Temple Chambers for helping make it such a special occasion.


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