Team GB Olympian Opens Dulwich Cranbrook’s New Building

By Anoop Bhuller

8 months ago

Dulwich Cranbrook welcomed visitors, alumni and current students to the opening of the redesigned Coursehorn Building at the school in Kent.

Tom Ransley MBE officially opened the Coursehorn Building at Dulwich Cranbrook

Tom Ransley MBE officially opened the Coursehorn Building

Newly appointed Headmistress of Dulwich Cranbrook, Sophie Bradshaw introduced guest speaker and Dulwich alumni, Tom Ransley MBE; who shared stories of his time at the school, before he spoke about his life after Dulwich as a Team GB Olympic rower, keynote speaker and freelance editor of Row 360.

In the senior school building students showcased a range of practical demonstrations and interactive projects. An immersive archive museum displayed Dulwich throughout the ages, with artefacts and memorabilia dating back to the school’s inception in 1939. While the school Greenpower Team presented the chassis of their electric car.

Pupils enjoying playing some football with Tom Ransley at Dulwich Cranbrook

Pupils enjoying playing football with Tom Ransley

The day ended with an alumni panel event hosted by the Headmistress, discussing the school ethos of leaning into one’s strengths and preparing students for the world of work. The panel included guest speaker Tom Ransley (1991-2000), charterer Kristina Chapple (1989-1998), climate tech entrepreneur Ben Bardsley (1992-1999) and editor of the Wealden Times, Lucy Fleming (1989-1998); all of whom shared their perspectives on the purpose of education.