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- Famous old girls include Harriet Harman, constitutional affairs minister, and Rosalind Franklin, the DNA pioneer.
- Janet, an old girl of Queen Anne School in York, was named best actress in a musical or comedy film for her performance as a Southern mum in Tumbleweeds.
- The Education Secretary and Whalley Range High School old girl resigns saying she wasn't up to the job.
- Quite often, old girls will come back to talk to the current pupils.
- This was followed on November 8 by a reunion lunch and tour for old girls.
- This year's event is at Barnes Sports Club in Lonsdale Road on Saturday, June 7th, where old girls will descend from all four corners of the globe.
- When Mrs Lee-Jones checked the dates she discovered that the two old girls ' birthdays were just a day apart - Isobel's on March 2 and Lily's on March 3.
- Education is about aspiration, so these successful old girls prove what you can achieve.
- The Parktown and Westcliff Trust developed the garden, sponsored by old girls from the school and other donors.
- She was not the only old girl disturbed by this portrayal of the school.
- The former pupil has made a film about the school's history, including interviews with old girls.
- Famous old girls and boys include actress Diana Rigg, Prime Minister Herbert Asquith and factory reformer Richard Oastler.
- Now four of the old girls have met up and are trying to trace other year-group members and teachers for a reunion in Keighley on July 19.
- The former pupil, whose daughter is now a pupil at the school, tracked down old girls from the intervening years via internet websites.
- As part of the 50th celebrations there is talk of a reunion, which is already causing a stir among old girls.
- We're happy with the ethos of Laurel Park; my wife is an old girl of the school.
- The club is holding a 16th birthday reunion this Saturday at Matthew's Church Hall, Station Road, Redhill, and is inviting along all the old girls from the past.
- Pupils at a York girl's school are celebrating the birthday of their most famous old girl - Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench, who is 70 today.
- Second chattiest in the land are the old girls of Wakefield Girls High - yesterday visited for a celebratory lunch by the Internet site's co-founder, Steve Pankhurst.
2.1British informal (old woman)señora femenino(more affectionate) viejecita femenino coloquial
- The old girl went, and the old girl is not going to come back.
- My source told me of the time that he went to a retirement village with Kelly, and Kelly ended up playing the piano for the old girls in residence.
- No safety gear, but those old girls certainly have a strong grip.
2.2British informalmujer coloquial
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