Education news on Georgie Henley has been silent for two months, ever since A-level results and a spot at Cambridge University were announced on August 15. I was beginning to wonder if she had deferred enrollment until next year.
Thanks to Chantel (Twitter) and the skills of Georgie Henley Life admin Alex, we now know that Georgie has enrolled at Clare College, Cambridge. Matriculation photos, taken October 7, appear on Clare’s Facebook and Flickr accounts. [They're also on Twitter.] Five images are in my gallery. According to William Geeson (Twitter), Georgie has also auditioned for a student play.
Clare, founded in 1326, is the second oldest college at Cambridge and one of the most popular. Pembroke is third oldest. Clare first admitted women in 1972. Listed below are some famous graduates. Complete lists are on Clare’s website and on Wikipedia.
- Peter Ackroyd (1949-), British novelist and biographer
- Sir David Attenborough (1926-), British broadcaster and naturalist
- Lord Cornwallis (1738-96), surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown in 1781
- Nicholas Ferrar (1593-1637), friend of poet George Herbert and founder of the Protestant community of Little Gidding, which was memorialized by T. S. Eliot
- Henry Louis Gates, Jr (1950-), cultural critic and the first African-American to obtain a PhD from Cambridge
- Hugh Latimer (1485-1555), royal chaplain to King Henry VIII
- Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967), World War I poet
We congratulate Georgie on matriculation and wish her all the best this year!