On Tuesday 3rd November, Marianne Andresen kindly hosted a drinks reception at her house in Bygdøy as part of RCN’s 2015 Jubilee celebrations. The hosting team consisted of Marianne, Larry (Rektor), Tove (Chair of RCN’s Board), Arne (Director of Development), Elisabeth (UWC Norge) and three students: Balder (Norway), Bassie (Sierra Leone) and Emma (the Netherlands). Over 50 guests gathered at Smedbraaten for this wonderful occasion – from committed supporters to Oslo-based ambassadors, from representatives of the Storting to fellow educators, from members of UWC Norge and the wider UWC community to our partners in the Norwegian Red Cross. Guests from the Storting included Olemic Thommesen (President of Parliament) and Elisabeth Aspaker (Minister for Nordic Cooperation), Laila Bokhari (State Secretary for Security and Terrorism), Liv Signe Navarsete from the Centre Party. It was a very special evening with a series of short speeches by Tove, Larry, Arne and Elizabeth and a song by Bassie.

Please click to read the speeches from Larry and Arne.