The 120th Anniversary Committee of The Berkeley Educational Society has announced the premiere film screening of ‘Respice Finem: The Story of The Berkeley Institute’, on Sunday, February 11th, at 6pm at Liberty Theatre.

The ‘Gala Public Film Premiere was commissioned and produced by the Berkeley Class of 1963 as an alumni class project to commemorate their 50th year as Berkeley graduates.

The Class of ’63 had its own proud premiere of the film on November 21, 2015, and it was also shown at the Bermuda International Film Festival on March 5, 2016 at the newly-named Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall.

The film, directed by Lucinda Spurling, Karli Powell and Kara Smith, was partially funded by The Berkeley Educational Society and the film was officially handed over to the Society in November 2016, a year after its official launch.

The group extended an open invitation for residents  to “head on Memory Lane by reminiscing alongside fellow Berkeleyites featured in the film and also contribute to this worthy fundraiser”.

Tickets are $100 for patrons and $50 for general admission. Patron tickets are available at, The Berkeley Institute (Ms Anderson) at 292-4752, and from Mrs Marva Bridgewater, email, or telephone 599-3723.

General admission tickets may be purchased at Shannon’s in the Windsor Place Mall on Queen Street in Hamilton, call 292-5349, or from People’s Pharmacy on Victoria Street on  292-7527.

Patrons of the event will receive a commemorative gift and are invited to attend a cocktail reception at Liberty Theatre prior to the premiere on Sunday, from 5 to 5:45pm.

Copies of the film on DVD will also be available for $25 and “a warm welcome is extended to all” who attend.

  • Feature Photo Courtesy of DCI, Premier David Burt greeting students at The Berkeley Institute, September 2017