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Freemen's Alumni Virtual Christmas Drinks

We were delighted to host our first ever Zoom alumni event featuring guest speaker and Old Free Desson Thomson.

In December, the Freemen’s Development & Alumni Relations Office hosted our first Virtual Christmas Drinks event for Freemen’s alumni. The event featured guest speaker Desson Thomson who shared fascinating stories from his time as a Freemen’s boarder in the 1970s to his incredible journey in the world of politics and film in America. Desson has had a wealth of experience since his Freemen’s days including being film critic for the Washington Post before reinventing himself as a speechwriter in the Obama administration. Desson is currently the Executive Communications Director for the Motion Picture Association of America.


The Zoom Christmas drinks was attended by 35 Freemen’s alumni from across the decades who enjoyed the opportunity to engage with each other, connect over their shared Freemen’s experiences and raise a glass to a healthier 2021 for all. Thank you to all who joined us for the evening and our gratitude to those who also made an optional donation to Freemen’s bursaries - we are truly grateful for your support to the School.

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