Date: 12th October 2023
Time: 6pm - 10:30pm
Location: Latymer Upper School

2023 marks 75 years since Latymer Upper School’s inspiring Head, Frederick ‘Wilkie’ Wilkinson launched a revolutionary ‘experiment in friendship’ – a school exchange with the Johanneum in Germany.

In 1948, London and Hamburg still bore the scars of war and organising such an exchange would have taken great persistence from all at Latymer and the Johanneum. We have these early pioneers to thank for helping to create the longest running Anglo-German school exchange – and of course the life-long friendships that have formed over the years, between our pupils and staff.

In 1978, Godolphin & Latymer School joined forces with us, and all three schools continue to maintain strong and active links. For over 35 years there has also been an active music exchange. All these contacts bring incalculable benefits to everyone involved.

To mark the anniversary of this remarkable exchange, and to celebrate the partnership between our three schools, a celebratory dinner is to be held on Thursday 12 October  in the Main Hall at Latymer Upper School.

If you have taken part in an exchange over the last 75 years and would like to attend, please contact Jo Ingram at for further information.

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Image: Johanneum School, Hamberg, 1949 (2nd year of the German Exchange)