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Dorward, Collette (4 of 15) Oral History of Wolff Olins.

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  • Recording date

    2002-01-15; 2002-05-10; 2002-11-28

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Oral History of Wolff Olins

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's offices, London and the British Library, London

  • Interviewees

    Dorward, Collette, 1959- (speaker, female, management consultant)

  • Interviewers

    Roberts, Melanie (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 4: Tape 2 (F10534) Side B: Talks of writing a travel diary- Going to Canada when fifteen to stay with uncle; excitement of new lifestyle and of flying as well as acting as au pair to local family- Education: nursery school at four, and Laurelbank at five until seventeen- Grant-aided; describes buildings and location- Classes small; uniform green; old-fashioned ethos - disciplined, emphasis on citizenship, moral and ethical direction prioritised more than academic although was good educationally too- Expands including different types of girls and benefits of the mix- Reflects on demands made on herself and never quite being satisfied- Value of rounded Scottish curriculum- English teacher, Mrs- Blakely as role model- Importance of religion in school as rooted in Church of Scotland- Details re bullying; school facilities; using local swimming pool; good art room and church which acted as theatre for drama group- Benefits of elocution- School trips to galleries and for sport, but no foreign travel- Writing and engineering as possibilities for going on, but undecided- Family assumed would go to university but school careers approach vague- Adolescence; ignored at school; mother and sister supportive-

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