Principal appeals for 70th stories on TVTuesday, 04 September 2018 15:27
The 70th anniversary celebrations at Newbury College were officially launched today as Principal Iain Wolloff spoke to That's Thames Valley (Freeview channel 7) appealing for stories from students and staff, past and present, to include in a special exhibition at West Berkshire Museum.
Iain spoke to That's Thames Valley's Ali Monjack about the history of Newbury College, established in 1948 as the Newbury Institute of Further Education, one of the first colleges nationally to offer further education. The college has had a long and fascinating history, facing radical changes in education and a cross-town relocation, whilst remaining at the heart of the local community and continuing to meet the needs of students and local employers.
Today, Newbury College continues to work closely with local employers to ensure we offer the relevant skills and qualifications that people in West Berkshire and North Hampshire require and looking towards the future by sponsoring a new primary school and continuing to expand and support both further and higher education in the area.
The exhibition of Newbury College’s history will be on display at the West Berkshire Museum from 03 October 2018, and we hope to get lots of interesting stories from former students and staff members as we celebrate 70 years shaping the future of Newbury.