A conversation with Magda Pollard

At eighty Magda Pollard remains mentally alert, enlightened, a keen conversationalist and seemingly always inclined to engage in discourse on important issues. Her appetite for exchanging views derives from the range of experiences that have shaped both her public and social lives, ranging from the contribution she made to the national Home Economics curriculum both as Principal of the Carnegie School of Home Economics and as a national examiner in the subject and as Women’s Affairs Officer as the Caribbean Community Secretariat. Beyond her professional life Magda Pollard remains a member of the Woodside Choir, an experience which she still enjoys sharing. When Guyana Review visited Magda’s Bourda Street home during the summer to talk about the Woodside Choir she was quick to offer cookies and to invite us to watch the summer Olympics with her. Over the next few hours we discovered that her interests went way beyond music and the Olympics.

In this issue of the Guyana Review we publish an extended interview with Magda Pollard .
 …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

Join the Conversation

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

The Comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit/delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity. We moderate ALL comments, so your comment will not be published until it has been reviewed by a moderator.