Debating Chamber - St Andrew's College

Debating Chamber

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Debating Chamber

Eleven years ago Dr Marguerite Poland had the vision of transforming the shell of the Anglican Institution carpentry and printing room behind the St Andrew’s College dining hall into a museum to recall and celebrate the young men who had passed through the Institution, many of whom went on to shape the history of South Africa. In October this year this dream was realized and the Thomas Mapikela Debating Chamber was opened.

Marguerite and her husband, Martin Oosthuizen, attended a small function at the Debating Chamber on Thursday last week where she was able to see her vision as a reality for the first time. She was thanked for her inspiration and for the practical help that she provided to the team that undertook the renovation and transformation of this modest stone building.