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Invitation to Book Launch of My Grandfather's Class

You’re invited to the book launch of My Grandfather’s Class, a yearbook for the year 1965 this 26th November 2016 at 9.30am at Lecture Theatre One in RI!

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At the launch, we will hear from Chairman of the yearbook Committee Mr Er Kwong Wah, Guest of Honour Mr Choo Chiau Beng and from the book editor Mr Siu Kang Fook, who has put in hundreds of hours into compiling the articles, recollections and photographs for the book. Included in the launch is a tour of the Raffles Archives & Museum (RAM), a significant place that spurred Mr Siu’s determination to publish My Grandfather’s Class. While volunteering at RAM one day, he chanced upon boxes full of Student Life cards from the 60s and the idea to create a yearbook for the year 1965 in conjunction with Singapore’s 50th year of independence was born.

The book, a 500-page coffee table yearbook attractively priced at $30 a copy, showcases event highlights from 1964 and 1966, class photographs where available, Student Life Card photographs of those who studied in RI from all three years (1964, 1965, 1966), alumni’s accounts of their schooldays and a dedication to Mr E W Jesudason, the Principal of RI at that time. The title of the book takes its name from the 'grandfather stories' (i.e. long-winded tales from days of yore) shared by the old boys of that era. 

The launch is open to all alumni so lock the date and time in your calendar! Please RSVP to [email protected] before 24th November 2016 to aid us in the logistics of the event. See you on the 26th!

Event: Book Launch of My Grandfather’s Class

Date: 26 November 2016

Venue: Lecture Theatre One (RI Year 1-4 Campus) (Please enter via the main gate)

Time: 9.30am onwards

My Grandfather's Class, 1965 from Siu Kang Fook on Vimeo.

Programme

0930    Welcome
0940    Opening Address by Mr Er Kwong Wah
0950    Speech by editor of My Grandfather's Class, Mr Siu Kang Fook
1000    Address by Mr Choo Chiau Beng
1015    Book Launch
1025    Institution Anthem
1030    Reception
1045    Tour of Raffles Archives & Museum

For queries, simply contact us at [email protected]. More information of the event is provided in this programme booklet. 

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