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The Connaught Centre is celebrating its 125th year as an educational institution.



125 years of education On Saturday, 20th March 2010, The Connaught  Centre will be celebrating its 125th year as an educational institution. There is a full programme of events to celebrate and everyone is invited to spend the day in the school.
11.30-12.30 Photo Forum Bring along old photographs of your ancestors  or yourself. David Simkin, history of photography expert, may well be able to tell you more about them. David has worked on the BBC’s “Who  Do You Think You Are”. 
12.00-12.45  Hove – A History on Film. A presentation of film clips  focussing on Hove’s rich history of early movie making. 

14.00-14.20 The Changing Face of Education. An illustrated talk with  Sarah Tobias. 
14.30-15.30 Into Backstreet Hove…actually. A stroll into The  Connaught’s neighbourhood. A onehour guided walk with local historian, Geoffrey Mead. (Brighton  Society Event) 

The Connaught – An Architectural Gem. Photographs of the architecture  of the Connaught and other buildings designed by the architect Thomas  Simpson. (Brighton Society Event) 
About Hove – Name this Place Viewers are invite to match photos with a  list of locations (a prize for the best entry). (Brighton Society and  Hove Civic Society event) 
Connaught Curiosities Competition for the children. Prizes for  locating obscure features of the Connaught Centre. (Brighton Society  Event) 
Brighton Society Stall Local history books published by Brighton Books  and Brighton Town Press with information on the historic JS Gray  photographic project that includes many old photographs of Hove. 

The Victorian Schools Experience An opportunity for ‘children’ of all ages to experience a taste of  Victorian schooling under the watchful eye of our experienced  headmaster. You’d better be on your best behaviour!
11.00-12.00 Victorian Class (open to everyone, costumes for children). 
12.00-12.30 Open classroom – ask questions about Victorian schooling. 
13.00-13.30 Open classroom – ask questions about Victorian schooling. 
13.20-14.30 Victorian class (open to everyone, costumes for children). 
14.30-15.00 Talk and questions about Victorian schooling. 
We hope to see you there. The Brighton Society is grateful to Brighton and Hove City Council for  awarding the Society a grant to enable it to mount this exhibition and  to set up its associated activities 

Enjoy Gayemarie

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