Memories from 1966 to 1970
One of the those unusual innovations at St Hugh's were the English Speaking Board lessons and examinations. The very buxom Miss Albrecht would teach us to speak correctly, read novels and recite poetry once a week. The exams consisted of those elements, plus a timed talk on a topic of the presenter's choice. I remember doing one about the Titanic one year.
I'm probably not wrong in thinking that most of us boys took the whole thing rather lightly but, in truth, Miss Albrecht's teaching has been one of the most important lessons for my eventual working career. Miss Albrecht was supposed to be preparing us boys for the dizzy heights of reading and speaking from pulpits.