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The School Magazine
The first issue of the school magazine appeared in 1938. It was the work of R. H. Shorten, a fifth form pupil. Since then the magazine has evolved and improved considerably. The school magazine is probably the best window on the life and state of the School over the years. I am delighted to present to you in electronic form some past issues of the School Magazine. Read more

The first reunion of the Old Boys took place in London during the summer of 1929 at the Cock Tavern in Strand. A photo in Mr. Beard’s book shows an Old Boys dinner at Holborn Restaurant in 1948. The number of attendees was approximately 60. Read more

One of the first ESC Reunions
in North America

M.I.T., Cambridge,
Massachusetts, 1957
Anne Fanning and Moreen
Le Fleming meet after 64 years at the ESC Reunion in San Francisco,
September 2007

Recommended Reading
Egyptian Eyes
by Rasha Hassan

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075ZLFZF5
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZLFZF5

According to Mr. Beard, “Not long after the war it was the Old Boys’ Association that undertook to raise the large sum of money required to build the School’s two Squash Courts.” Many of the ESC boys and girls enjoyed playing squash. Some excelled at it, such as Eileen Jamal, and Aly Nasr who became Egyptian Amateur Squash Champion. I recall an exhibition match at our school between the famous world champions Hashem Khan and Mahmoud Abdel Kareem. Some of us continued to play squash after leaving school and some still do. I include a photo of Lotfi El-Sherbini and Freddy Saad at M.I.T. Both played on the top team, and Saad became captain in 1961.
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Nasser Al-Din Al-Assad
One of my teachers at the ESC I highly admired and who influenced my knowledge of Arabic literature was Mr. Assad. I would like to report some information about Mr. Assad that those who knew him might be pleased to read and those who did not might find interesting.

Art Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
By Mohsen (Mo) Rifaat