Many women are "technologically illiterate" according to Sister Christina, the headmistress of St Catherine's, Twickenham 25 years ago. "They are so often cut off from courses and jobs requiring technical or scientific qualifications, she pointed out. But in her report at the annual speech day at the end of October 1983 Sister Christina said that the girls at St Catherine's were certainly not at a disadvantage. Not only did the school offer the usual sciences of physics, chemistry and biology but had introduced a micro electronics course and opened a computer room, thanks to the generosity of the parents and school Friends. At prizegiving time, four girls were awarded burseries, Sarah Cooper, Clare Jenkins, Margaret-Mary Kane and Romy Summerskill. Among other prizewinners, pictured above, were Michelle Bladon, Nicole Everett, Mary Duffy, Rebecca Wheatley, Kate Rawley, Clare Lees, Julia Pearson, Fiona Gibson, Teresa Pyke, Finola Donovan, Katherine Cook, Mary James, Victoria Saunders, Wanda Walker, Leslie Garland, Laura Pavely and Marinella Soldi.