The S.A.O.R.A. office was recently contacted by a Professor Maurice McGregor who lives in Canada. While going through his library, he came across a book which he has offered to donate to the Roedean Archives. The book, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Oxford University Press, 1913), has been inscribed by the three Lawrence sisters, founders of Roedean Brighton, and was a gift to his mother, Eleanor McGregor. Eleanor McGregor had been a student of Roedean Brighton in England and was, unusually for a woman at that time, a science graduate of Oxford. She joined the staff of Roedean (SA) as Science Mistress in 1913. She held this post until 1915 when she was seconded to the Royal School of Mines, subsequently WITS, to teach chemistry until the troops returned from World War I (1918).
Professor McGregor tells us that he has other connections to Roedean (SA). He spent six weeks at the school, mostly in the San with scarlet fever, when his mother temporarily returned to teach at Roedean in about 1927. His son was enrolled in a preschool class in about 1954. And Ella LeMaitre, headmistress of Roedean for many years, was a dear friend and godmother to one of his children.