Crawfurd House is named after a former Dean of the Medical Department of King's College, Sir Raymond Henry Payne Crawfurd, who joined the Council of Epsom College in 1915. Situated at the southern end of the terrace of what were originally alms houses overlooking the College lawns, the House is conveniently located next to the Dining Hall and is close to all academic departments. The House occupies rooms on three floors in accommodation that elegantly combines the brand new and purpose-built with some of the College's oldest buildings, thoroughly refurbished to the same high standard. Helen Hynd became Housemistress in 2013.
Helen studied Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham before completing at MA at Durham University. Whilst at Durham Helen was a resident tutor in St John's College. Helen completed a PGCE at King's College London in 1998. In 2007 Helen completed a Farmington Fellowship at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford looking at the role schools should play in supporting pupil's personal faith.
Helen joined Epsom College in 2008 as Head of the Theology and Philosophy Department and Lay Chaplain. As well as teaching in the department Helen is an EPQ supervisor and an enthusiastic supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh Award where she is an assessor for bronze and silver levels. Helen also runs the Young Co-operative group and sets in place the Lord Rosebery lectures. Before joining Crawfurd Helen was a tutor in Wilson.
Helen is a keen watcher of politics and before becoming a teacher worked in the various political fields both national and international. Having grown up on the Isle of Wight, her pastime is sailing both big boats and small. In 1997 she took part in a round the world yacht race. Her husband Maurice teaches in the Modern Languages Department and is master in charge of Spanish. They have a son and a daughter, Callum and Maddie.
Crawfurd is a girls' Boarding House for weekly and full boarders, which was refurbished in the summer of 2010. This saw the modernisation of IT rooms, shower suites and the construction of a coffee bar. The traditional features of the architecture blend with the modern deck areas.
The atmosphere in the house is lively, fun and constantly busy. The girls are considerate, honest, respectful and happy, full of energy, enthusiasm and House spirit. The House is supported by a team of academic and pastoral tutors, a Matron, housekeeper and team of domestic staff.
Housemistress: Mrs Helen Hynd
Telephone: 01372 821114
Pupil Pay Phone: 01372 821118
Telephone: 01372 821304
Ms A L Furlong
Mr M P Hynd
Mrs T M Muller
Miss I PageMiss G Ramos Zorilla
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