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The Sinnott Society

The Sinnott Society is an homage to the former College Headmaster Fr John Sinnott.

It meets twice a year and is addressed by OWs with something interesting to say. Recently these have included a Cabinet Minister a PPS, a War correspondent, two writers and three CEOs.

Location has varied from the Jesuit HQ at Farm Street to HQS Wellington and other locations in the city of London.

All Old Wimbledonians are welcome and wives/partners are occasionally invited.

Next Meeting 15th October, 2015
Venue: Heythrop College, University of London, Kensington Square, W8 5HN
(A short walk from Kensington High Street underground station).

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Dear Old Wimbledonian.

The Sinnott Autumn Meeting. Thursday, 15th October 2015.
Heythrop, University of London, Kensington Square, W8 5HN
(Kensington Square a short walk from Kensington High Street underground station).

Our main speaker is John Bergin.
After the College (1955-62) John read law at Leeds University subsequently embracing the world of manufacturing with executive roles in human resources, legal and M&A fields. Latterly Group Vice-President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs with a US private equity owned global engineering enterprise. John will take us through his journey from Rhetoric to retirement with some of the bumps along the way. John’s talk will be followed by questions.

We have taken the opportunity of including a second, shorter talk on this occasion. It is by way of a follow up by Basil Cousins on his 2008 talk on “the challenge of Islam”. Basil is a retired Company Director from the corporate world, ex Royal Navy Russian Interpreter and holds several academic qualifications including an M PHil in Russian Orthodoxy and Islam. Basil will distribute background information and talk on matters of the moment.

Additionally Fr Michael Holman, or an appointee, will be present to say a few words about the future of Heythrop.

17.30 Mass in the Marie Assumpta Chapel.
18.00 Finger buffet, soft drinks and wine in Newman Hall.
18.45 Talks in the Bellamine Room.
18.45-19.30 John Bergin and questions
19.30-20.00 Basil Cousins and questions
20.15 Close

Ken Peacock will preside. The charge for the evening is be £20. A token charge will be made to those attending from the College and Ursuline up to an agreed quota. Please make cheques payable, and send to John Simmonds or pay me on the day. All OW’s, Ursulines and paying guests are welcome. Please let anyone you know that might like to attend know of this autumn’s date and venue.
RSVP please. If this could be at least the week before the event I would be grateful.

John Simmonds