Kensington Wade Launch Event

A reception was held at Kensington Wade on 2nd February to thank supporters and friends. It was attended by more than 100 people, including Guests of Honour:

The Rt Hon. the Lord Willetts

The Lord Nash, Schools Minister

Wang Yongli Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the PR China in the UK

Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Rutherford, Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea.

At the reception, the Chairman, Professor Hugo de Burgh, thanked all those who had helped in a multitude of different ways, while he and Adrian Richardson were working to set up the school.

He introduced the Founding Head, Mrs Laura Marani, and the Head Mistress, Mrs Joanna Wallace.

 Minister Counsellor Wang Yongli presented the school with a gift of early years books.

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Mr Adrian Richardson, Founder of the Cothill Educational Trust, Chairman of Governors, and Mr Barnaby Lenon, former Head of Harrow School, now Chairman, Independent Schools Council

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Roger Trafford, recent Head of The Dragon School, Oxford and Trustee of KW, Lady Farrell, China Resource Specialist at the British Museum and Trustee of KW and Professor Hugo de Burgh, Chairman of KW

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Mr Adrian Richardson, Founder of the Cothill Educational Trust, Chairman of Governors

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Miss Annabel Kempsey, Teacher Designate at KW talking with Cynthia Liu of Goldman Sachs.

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Mrs Laura Marani, Founding Headmistress of KW, Professor Hugo de Burgh, Chairman of KW, and Mrs Joanna Wallace, Headmistress Designate of KW

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The Rt Hon. the Lord Willetts, Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Rutherford, Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, and Mr Wang Yongli Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of the PR China in the UK

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Mrs Joanna Wallace,  Headmistress Designate of KW, Professor Hugo de Burgh, Chairman of KW, Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Rutherford, Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, The Lord Nash, Schools Minister, The Rt Hon. the Lord Willetts, and Mr Wang Yongli Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the PR China in the UK

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Mr Eliot Bancroft, Investment Director of Rathbones Brothers plc, Madam Sherry Kuei and Mr Chan Sheng, Leading Members of the London Chinese Community, and Cynthia Liu of Goldman Sachs

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Professor Hugo de Burgh, Chairman of KW, The Lord Nash, and The Rt Hon. the Lord Willetts

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Mr John McIntosh, Recent Headmaster of the London Oratory School and Mrs Joanna Wallace, Head of Putney High School Junior School, Headmistress Designate of KW

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Ms Alja Kranjec, Manager of the China Media Centre and Ms Huan Yang-Williams, teacher

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Mr Eliot Bancroft, Investment Director of Rathbones Brothers plc., and Mr Roy Blackwell, Clerk, United Westminster Schools

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Professor Hugo de Burgh, Chairman of KW and Mr Wang Yongli Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the PR China in the UK

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Lady Sassoon, Professor Hugo de Burgh, Chairman of KW, Mrs Kate Anstruther, Mr Toby Anstruther

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Mr David Goodhart, Founder of Prospect Magazine and Ms Zhang Lan of China Central Television

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Professor Hugo de Burgh, Chairman of KW and Ms Jiang Qiudi, Controller, China Central Television Europe Hub

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Mrs Tang Yiding, Shanghai Media Group, Mr Li Yong, President, Dragon Television, and Dr Wang Fang, China Media Centre

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