Founder's Day 2016

Published on 4 March 2016 by Mrs Fiona MacFarlane Categories: Senior School,  Junior School,  Former Pupils

The Principal, Head Girl and Head Boy welcome Lord Steel back to Watson's We were delighted to welcome Baron Steel of Aikwood, KT KBE PC (Class of 1957) back to Watson’s for Founder’s Day today.

A leading politician, well-known as an MP, the Leader of the Liberal Party, MSP, First Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, and Member of the House of Lords his speech took the theme of the importance of social responsibility, a theme close to the heart of George Watson's.

He encouraged getting involved, if not in politics in something that makes a difference. This encouragement is no different to his experience when he was at Watson's in the 1950s, or when at university and he heard Jo Grimond, then leader of the Liberals, saying "I want you all to be politicians."

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