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London Alumni Reunion 2019
Michael Lambert

In 1979, one year after Dubai College had opened, the American new wave band Talking Hands released their album Fear of Music containing a now iconic track called Heaven. In the song the band describe a kind of Promised Land which happens to be a bar, and the bar is called Heaven. There is a party and everyone is there, and everyone will leave at exactly the same time. And in Heaven the band plays their favourite song not just once but all night long and it is hard to imagine that nothing at all could be so exciting, could be so much fun.

On 30th November 2019, I happened to find myself in just that bar in the company of some 250 Dubai College alumni, both staff and students, including Conceicao Sousa, our former caretaker of 36 years, Tim Charlton, our founding Headmaster, Tony Foulger, our founding Bursar and his daughter Sarah as well as Ian and Bernie Brooks, who established the Dubai College London reunion in November 1988 among many other significant staff and students of yesteryear. This reunion was my first despite approaching my 9th year at the school and it felt like a momentous occasion to visit.

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