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ISSUE 28 | SPRING 2019

From the Head The weather has warmed up and the cricket, rounders and tennis seasons are already underway. One innovation has been the focus on girls’ cricket which we expect to see develop and grow over the coming years. However, this remains very much the examination season and most students are very busy preparing for internal assessments or IGCSEs and A Levels. The university applications are now coming to an end with over 80% receiving offers from Russell Group universities. Much time has been focused on managing the new construction projects on the main site. We have enjoyed using our new Dobson Theatre and new Dining Hall and work is now well advanced for the construction of an expanded Library, to be completed in August 2019. As this edition of The Edwardian makes clear, the School remains extraordinarily busy with a variety of activities offering our students many opportunities. The spring term saw a compressed calendar of hockey and netball with national success for teams in both games. Other sports continue to flourish, particularly football, basketball, table tennis and sailing. We have also enjoyed the annual KESPTA Quiz Night, a number of drama productions, a splendid dance gala and several musical events including some outstanding concerts. Charitable activity has been extremely successful with over £20,000 raised last term, and £8,500 donated in a single evening at the South Africa dinner dance this term: a great achievement. Students have travelled to France, Salamanca, Florence and Berlin and many others have been involved in various Duke of Edinburgh expeditions in the New Forest and on Dartmoor at Lovaton. This is also the last term at KES for some long-serving members of staff. After some 95 years of service between them, we thank Mr Wood, Rev. Poppleton and Mr Allen for all that they have done for the School over so many years. I will also be retiring in August and do so with great sadness; the School has meant an enormous amount to me and my family, and we wish Mr Parker, our new Head, well as he takes over the reins in September.

We have enjoyed the opportunity of meeting a range of OEs of all ages over the past term with a particularly enjoyable lunch for the Poole Veterans, still going strong for their 21st gathering although very sadly without the presence of Tony Rowthorn, well-known to so many OEs, and recently deceased. We look forward to many more of these occasions over the coming months. The King Edward VI Foundation continues to provide support to children from disadvantaged backgrounds so that they can benefit from an education at King Edward’s. Further details may be obtained from the Development Office or via the website. As ever, we are grateful to the OE Association for its support of the School’s activities and to our current and former staff who support reunions of various sorts, particularly Ms Hooper, as our Development Officer. Julian Thould - Head

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News from the School Thanksgiving at Winchester Cathedral This year, the school community gathered in Winchester Cathedral for the annual Thanksgiving Service. A combination of dance, music and words helped express recognition of King Edward’s royal and Christian heritage and gratitude to all whose vision, generosity and hard work have enabled staff and pupils to enjoy their present good fortune and the many opportunities on offer. The Chamber Choir and School Choir sang works by Vivaldi, Fauré, Rutter and Purcell, with accompaniment by some of the School’s most talented musicians. Salisbury Cathedral’s Revd Canon Robert Titley delivered the sermon. This was also a fitting occasion to thank Mr and Mrs Thould for their tireless work, prior to their retirement this summer.

U13 and U15 netball teams win National Plate In March, the School played host to the U13 National Netball Plate Final in which the KES U13 team faced Oldham Hulme School. In a tight, closely fought match in the Sports Hall, the teams were neck and neck, but the KES girls secured a vital extra goal that won them the competition 31-30 making them the U13 National Plate Winners for 2019. A week later, the U15 squad travelled to Manchester to play their final against St.Bede’s. The girls played outstandingly to secure a win and bring home another National Plate title for the School.


Senior Spring Concert The Senior Spring Concert began in dramatic fashion with an excellent theatrical performance of ‘The Confrontation’ from ‘Les Misérables’. The newly formed String Ensemble gave their KES début, followed by some beautiful solo arias and by Aelfred Hillman’s mesmerising interpretation of the Mozart clarinet concerto second movement, accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra. As the evening progressed, the repertoire turned to Jazz and contemporary performances, showcasing the diverse musical talents of KES musicians. A spectacular piano solo of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ led the way for the guitarists and Big Band to finish the evening in a sparkling finale.

Florence in February A combined group of Third and Fourth Year artists and language students spent five fantastic days in Florence at the beginning of half-term. The linguists attended language classes, whilst the artists sketched, before the groups joined up to visit the many spectacular architectural and cultural sites of interest in and around Florence.


The Uffizi Gallery, the Galleria dell’Accademia, the Medici Chapels and climbing the Duomo all featured on their itinerary, as did an ice cream and pizzamaking evening. A quick stop in Pisa on the way home rounded off a fantastic stay in this beautiful and inspiring part of the world.

Peter Folkes His Life and Legacy The School is sad to announce the recent death of former staff member and artist, Peter Folkes this January. Peter was an outstanding artist and art teacher and he leaves a substantial body of work in numerous public and private collections. His work will continue to be an inspiration for many more generations of KES students. Church spires appear in his later, much more Cubist, watercolours. There has always been a strong interest in the surroundings and architecture of English parish churches. Family camping visits to Portland, in the early sixties resulted in a series of works that show a shift towards modernism.

Peter Folkes was born in 1923 and even his own mother once commented that Peter was ‘born with a paintbrush in his hand’. In 1941, he enrolled as a student at Bristol College of Art before World War II interrupted his studies taking him to North Africa, Sicily and Italy. However, he completed his training after the war and in September 1950, Peter, and wife Muriel, arrived in Southampton and Peter took up the post of Senior Art Master at King Edward’s. He began painting local scenes, notably the Test and Itchen estuaries, boatyards, the docklands, and Southampton Water. These paintings, though now scattered, are a priceless record of the post-war period in the city. In the late fifties Peter experimented widely with the range of new materials becoming available and his fascination with old weathered gravestones, their carvings and inscriptions developed at this time.

In 1964, Peter took up a Goldsmiths Travelling Scholarship, visiting the United States. Here, a series of paintings emerged, inspired by the regular geometry of skyscrapers. Returning to the UK, Peter was approached by the then Southampton College of Art, about becoming a lecturer, and later their Head of Fine Art. He remained there until retirement in 1989. During this period, Southampton University commissioned a

number of portraits of leading academics. Peter’s portrait of Sir James Matthews is displayed in the reception area of the building carrying his name in Above Bar Street. Peter’s prolific and varied work over the intervening years shows that he is a truly English painter, grounded in the countryside of the Southern Counties, especially of Hampshire and of his home county, Dorset. There were several large series; cows in various weathers and settings, sometimes showing a touch of Folksian humour, and sweeping agricultural landscapes in watercolour. The two main exceptions to his rural themes were an unusual series based on military uniforms combining painting with transfer of photographic images of battle scenes from the Victorian and Edwardian period, and his American skyscrapers. There is a quirkiness about some of his themes that include studies of manhole covers, road markings and telephone wires! In September 2016, the School was approached by Peter Broyd (KES 1951-1958) and Rod Rumble (KES 1951-1957) who had discovered that


despite Peter’s paintings being present worldwide in city galleries, Southampton City Art Gallery did not possess one of his paintings. Their idea was to contact OEs who had formerly been taught by Peter and to ask them if they wished to contribute towards the collective purchase of one of his paintings that would be officially presented to the Gallery. With the help of The Development Office, OEs from this period were contacted and within a matter of weeks a sufficient sum had been raised to purchase ‘The Railway Crossing’. This painting of Peter’s depicts the Mount Pleasant railway crossing which still makes it possible today to drive directly from Bevois Valley to Northam. On November 3rd (Peter’s 93rd birthday), a private ceremony was held at Southampton Art Gallery to present the painting to the city.

In recognition of Peter’s contribution both to art within King Edward’s and the wider Southampton area, the Art Department is now hosting an annual Peter Folkes Prep School Art Exhibition. The event celebrates the artistic achievements of eight preparatory schools and this year’s exhibition saw over 150 pupils, staff

and parents come together in the KES Art Studios and Atrium Gallery to view a wonderful range of artwork from years 6 to 8. Peter Folkes family joined the celebration, in memory of their late father who was an inspirational KES art master and accomplished painter.

Darren Cooper (KES 1992-1994) Darren Cooper has remained close to home since leaving school in 1994, building one of the biggest privately owned Volkswagen retail franchises in the country. Last year was a particularly pleasing time with Darren finishing 2018 off in style when he received a top industry award. After over twenty years working at the Peter Cooper Motor Group, the last fifteen as Group Managing Director, their main franchise Volkswagen presented him with its highest accolade. Darren received the Diamond Pin award from Volkswagen in Wolfsburg in December. This award is the highest recognition given to individuals across VW’s 10,000 strong global dealership network with only forty given out annually worldwide. It was one of Darren’s proudest moments professionally. He commented: “It’s a real honour to receive Volkswagen’s Diamond Pin award, but I see this as a team award. It’s a complete team effort at Peter Cooper and I’ve been a part of its success. I am very happy to accept it on behalf of all the staff across the Group.” The Group has seen year on year growth under Darren’s stewardship over the last 10 years, now with a turnover of over £100 million. It’s a long way from where the business was when he served his ‘apprenticeship’ working in every department – sales, customer service, parts, body shop and management – to get a top to bottom feel for the entire business.


In 2016 the group opened a state of the art £7m showroom in Hedge End, to relocate its thirty-five year old Volkswagen business. Darren quickly saw this as a new opportunity and within three weeks launched three new businesses from the old Volkswagen site. ‘Prestige Cars by Peter Cooper’, ‘Peter Cooper Leasing’ and the ‘Hedge End Service Centre’ are now well-established businesses catering for sales and maintenance of new and used vehicles of all makes. So what next for Darren and the Peter Cooper Motor Group? Darren said: “Our 40th anniversary is coming up soon – it’s a big milestone and it’s important to remember and celebrate our history as I’m sure there will be many exciting opportunities thereafter.”

A Beginner’s Guide to losing your Mind! Congratulations to Emily Reynolds (KES 2000-2007) whose first book ‘A Beginner’s Guide To Losing Your Mind’, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK and Sourcebooks in the US, last year. The book is a practical guide to mental health for young people, and has received critical acclaim and praise. Emily Reynolds is a freelance journalist and author, based in London, specialising in features and opinion on mental health, the internet, gender, science and tech. She also writes about music, dating, culture and anything else that comes in her direction. She worked at WIRED magazine for a year, writing news and features and appearing on the weekly podcast, and has also had bylines at NY Mag, the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, BBC and many more. She regularly writes news and features for Shortlist, Stylist and the i newspaper, and has a column on intimacy, desire and technology at Huck.

All of this has meant she was recently awarded DIVA Magazine’s Journalist of the Year award. Emily carries out regular media appearances – Newstalk, the FiveThirtyEight podcast, Radio 4’s Today Programme and Woman’s Hour to name a few – as well as speaking on panels and at other events. As well as all this she also finds time to be an activist on mental health and women’s rights, and played a part in the passage of Seni’s Law, a parliamentary bill on the use of force and restraint in mental healthcare. In 2017 Emily helped found The Second Source, a group aiming to tackle sexual harassment in the media. The group points women to resources, help them find independent third parties to offer assistance with harassment cases, offer support and run events; they also consult with media companies, directing them towards model harassment policies. Their first event was held at Twitter HQ with MPs, journalists and activists speaking on their experiences of harassment in the industry. Emily is currently working on her second book. For more information about Emily and the work that she does visit her website at

Reunions Class of 1978 40 year reunion

The 40-year reunion for the 1978 leavers was a lively affair and we were pleased to be able to provide them with a tour of the School as part of their evening of fun and reminiscing. The group started off with drinks in a couple of their former local haunts, where they were joined by former members of staff Mr Winter, Mr Dykes, Mr Hall and Mr Putt for a warm-up, before coming in to KES to view the changes that have taken place since they left. The scale of change and development amazed most and they were pleased to be reunited with Mr Hartley. An impromptu rendition of the school hymn in the new Dobson Theatre was accompanied by some animated piano playing. Post tour, the party reconvened at The Leonardo Royal Hotel for a buffet reception and more conversation until the early hours. Several present had journeyed from as far as Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand, whilst others had travelled from as close as St James Road and Wilton Road. Iain Messenger and Graham Scott were instrumental in organising the reunion and are to be commended for their efforts in ensuring such a successful event.


Class of 1969 and 1970 50 year reunion

ses of 1969 and 1970 ed to welcome back the clas In January, we were delight at opportunity for gre r school reunion. It was a on a Friday night for a 50 yea reignite old friendships. old friends to catch up and


Oxbridge Reunion Dinner St Edmund Hall, Oxford was the setting for this year’s Oxbridge Reunion Dinner. Alumni from both Oxford and Cambridge colleges attended the event, which was held in the atmospheric Old Dining Hall. Thank you to all those who took the time to join us. For some, it was the second time to the event, which usually takes place on a two or three year cycle.

Forthcoming Reunions Poole Veterans’ Luncheon

20th May 2019 at 12.00pm at KES

Former Heads of School and Deputies Dinner

7th June 2019

OE v KES Boys’ 1st XI Cricket Match

23rd June 2019 at 1.00pm at Wellington

at 7.30pm

at KES


OE Sport OE girls v KES 1st XI hockey match In January, a KES ladies’ OE hockey side faced the KES 1st XI girls’ team. Unfortunately for the OEs, youth triumphed over experience, and they were beaten 4-2. However, it was a great evening for all those taking part and the game was followed by refreshments and the trophy presentation in the Pavilion. As ever, our thanks go to all those who played but especially to Alex Morgan for organising the team. Better luck next year ladies!

OE boys v KES 1st XI hockey match


Just before the end of the spring term, the OE boys faced the KES 1st XI side in an attempt to win back the cup after last year’s draw. It was a great match, with the OE side taking the lead late in the first half before a well-worked goal from KES levelled the score before half-time. In the second half, the school team stormed to a 4-1 lead but the OEs bounced back with Tim Slade and Gregor McKenzie scoring goals. Gregor scored a second time to level the score to 4-4 with minutes remaining, before KES player, Matt Bell, showed his class and ability beating two defenders and putting the ball in the top right corner of the goal from the base line resulting in a KES 1st XI 5-4 win.

Golf - 2019 fixtures Most of the fixture dates and venues have been finalised for this year’s OE golfing events. If you are not already on the OE golf email mailing list and would like to find out more or join in with events, please email The OE golf society includes players of all levels and ability. Event


Play Date

Entry Opens

1st Tee Time

Interhouse Shield Challenge: Combined team and individual stableford

Rowlands Castle Golf Course

Tuesday 21st May 2019

Monday 25th March 2019

Open to all 1st tee at 10.30 a.m.

Over 35s v Under 35s: 4 ball match play

The Berkshire (red course)

Sunday 30th June 2019

Monday 6th May 2019

Open to all 1st tee at 2.00 p.m.

Triangular OEs v OTs v OSs: 70th Anniversary match 3 ball individual match play

Hockley Golf Course

Wednesday 10th July 2019

Monday 20th May 2019

Open to all A Team of 8 to be selected by Match captain with 1st tee at 2.30 p.m. Followed by individual 70th Anniversary stableford

Wally Kemp Cup Championship: Individual stableford

Stoneham Golf Course

Wednesday 19th June 2019

Monday 29th April 2019

Open to all 1st tee at 2.34 p.m.

Ray Paull Championship: Individual medal




Open to all 1st tee at tbc

Merchandise The School has a range of Edwardian merchandise for sale. This includes bespoke gold or silver plated cufflinks, which come in individual presentation boxes and make ideal gifts, school scarves, ties and a number of books on the history of the School. To purchase any of these items please visit the KES PAY section of the main school website.


Memories of Ken Pike In the summer of 1988 (or possibly ’89), I took my youngest son, who had just commenced playing rugby, to a game at our local Sports Centre. The opposing team, I had heard, was visiting from England. To my amazement, it was the King Edward’s school team, playing here in Brampton, Ontario. After the game, which they won, I had an opportunity to speak to some of the players and accompanying master. Inevitably, I mentioned Ken Pike, and the conversation immediately revealed common sentiment, but sadly I learned that he had recently passed away. The summer before I first came into Ken’s English lessons was spent in Scotland, where amongst many adventures, I climbed Ben Nevis with my father. As we were approaching the lake, around mid-point, there appeared two hikers coming towards us. As our paths crossed, one of them said, with some astonishment, “I couldn’t believe my eyes, seeing a King Edward’s school cap.” A proud father’s strange idea to wear it on a hike, but that is how I was introduced to Mr Kenneth Pike.

During that first year in Ken’s English lessons, he set us all the task of writing a poem. It was the only time I ever received highest marks. My poem was themed on what I had seen and felt on Ben Nevis, Liathach, the Quiraing, the Bealach-nam-Bo, and the views across the Sound of Raasay. It was pure boyhood stuff, being prodded to ponder the efforts needed to reach the summits and the subsequent rewards. Later on, Ken took me to one side and suggested that I read “The Verger” by Somerset Maugham. I have read it several times since as the years passed, and always thought that Ken was a very special, caring, understanding and unique person, of the type that become teachers easily and naturally. He had a way of finding out what was going on in those heads he looked out upon. Brian Foster (KES 1956-1963)

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Obituaries Robert William Abraham (KES 1963-1968)

never lost his love of rugby that he had nurtured since his school days.

Robert sadly passed away on 4th January 2019, aged 67. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Sheila, children, Steven and Jordana, and his grandchildren.

Alan Michael Frederick (KES 1952-1957)

Dr John William Witcher (KES 1956-1963) John was a Bristol GP and haematologist. John Witcher died suddenly in February of this year.

Timothy Graham Ockwell (KES 1952-1957) Tim passed away in 2018 after a long illness. He leaves two sons and a daughter as well as an adopted son from his last marriage in Moscow. Throughout his life, Tim

Alan passed away in February 2019 at the age of 83. Whilst at school he was always athletic and was vice-captain of the 1st XI cricket team and played 1st XI hockey. Upon leaving KES he trained as a teacher at St Luke’s College, Exeter before returning to work in Southampton. He worked for many years at Kanes Hill School, was a member of the OE Cricket Club and in later years the Atherley Bowling Club. Due to his unstinting dedication to schools’ football, he was recognised by the English Schools’ FA in 2010 to commemorate 50 years of

involvement both as secretary and as treasurer of the Southampton Schools’ Football Association and a qualified referee, officiating the England-Scotland Schoolboy International at Wembley Stadium in 1970. He was a beloved husband to Shirley and father to Simon, Paul, Sharon and Marianne.

John Michael English (KES 1945-1952) John died in April 2018 aged 83. In his professional life, he was a pioneering GP, homeopath, acupuncturist and health educator as well as a Lib-Dem Councillor. A keen choir-singer, folk-dancer and bridge-player, he will be sadly missed by his wife, children and grandchildren.


Obituaries Anthony Robert Hall (KES 1950-1955)

Tony was born in 1938 in Westgateon-Sea and attended King Edward’s from 1950-1955 where he was a very able student. However, in July 1955, Tony moved with his family to Northern Rhodesia and Tony thought that all was lost with respect to continuing his education. However, in August 1955, he learned that he had been awarded the Jagger Scholarship in Classics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The KES Head Master, Dr Stroud, and Mr Thompson, Head of Classics had arranged this, without his knowledge. He began his studies in January 1956, graduating at the top of his class in 1938 with a Bachelor of Commerce. After graduation, he moved to Nairobi and began work as a trainee accountant with the local cooperative creamery. He then moved on to become a trainee accountant with Standard Vacuum Oil Co, becoming Voucher Section Supervisor (Accounts Payable) and then Product Value (Cost) Accounting Head and finally Acting Systems Manager. In July 1959, he was called up for compulsory military training, in the Kenya Regiment, and served in the reserves from 1960-1963. In four years at Stanvac, he rose to General Accounting Manager and in 1965, moved to a position as Assistant Controller in the Nairobi headquarters of Pfizer


Corporation. Within a few months, he was promoted to Area Financial Controller for their 30-country business until 1968, when he was transferred to the New York headquarters with a promotion to Assistant Controller for their international business. Tony joined Bristol-Myers in 1971 as Assistant Controller of Bristol Myers Company International Division (BMCID) and the Industrial Division and in 1974, he was appointed a Vice President of Bristol-Myers Company International Division. Three years later, he joined the Corporate Staff as Assistant to the Vice President-Finance and in 1980, he was appointed Assistant Treasurer of BristolMyers Company and head of the Fiduciary and Risk Management Department. He became a Vice President of Bristol-Myers Company and Controller of BristolMyers International in 1984, retiring in 1994. Upon retirement, he took a post as Chief Financial Officer of Transkaryotic Therapies Inc., helping to take them public in 1996, after which he retired for the second time. In 2009, Tony established the Anthony Hall Prize for Classics at King Edward’s. He was thrilled to be able to return to the school on several occasions to attend prizegiving ceremonies and have the opportunity to meet several of the award’s recipients in person. Tony was a keen stamp collector, loved many sports, and was an avid Manchester United fan. He loved classical music, ballet and opera and loved to travel.

Philip Raymond White (KES 1940-1947)

Phil was born in 1929 and attended Springhill School before coming to King Edward’s. When war broke out, he was evacuated to Poole where fortunately his grandmother lived. Having gained his school certificate, he completed his National Service before training to become a teacher at Borough Training College in London. Whilst teaching in Newbury, Phil married his first wife and they adopted two daughters, Louise and Sarah and moved back to Southampton. Sadly, Phil was widowed, but in 1976, he found happiness again and married Sue, with whom he had two daughters, Helen and Gail. After a long and respected career teaching maths and science to all age groups, Phil retired and spent his days at home in Wilton Road and travelling in the UK and Europe. He died very suddenly in November last year and will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

Anthony Percy Ashton Rowthorn (KES 1938-1946)

He died, aged eighty, in January of this year in Greenwich, USA and is survived by his wife of almost sixteen years, Catherine, his older and younger brothers and two of his three children from his first marriage.

Obituaries Tony Rowthorn was born in 1926 and attended King Edward’s from 1938-1943, some years of which were spent in Poole when the school community was evacuated during the war. In 1944, he was called up and served in the Royal Artillery in the UK, Greece, Italy, Egypt and Palestine. Professionally, Tony worked for the Westminster Bank for two years, after he was decommissioned, before a twelve year spell at G Haswell & Company as a cashier and book keeper. He rejoined the bank in 1962 where he remained until retirement in 1987, rising through the ranks of the Southampton, Romsey and Chandlers Ford branches and finishing his career as the Manager

Snippets Cameron Kavanagh (KES 2005-2012) has just launched a business called Savvy Travels. Savvy Travels sells a compact, durable travel pack that is filled with all the traveller’s essentials (17 of them), and can be attached to the outside of your day bag through a screw lock carabiner, making it always accessible. The Savvy Travel Pack was inspired by his own experience travelling for two years after graduating. To find out more about the story behind his venture why not visit his webpage at the-savvy-story

Will Peveler (KES 2000-2007) spent last year at UBC in Vancouver as a Killam Fellow. He has now returned to the UK to take up a placed at the University of Glasgow as a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in Biomedical Engineering/Chemistry.

of the Chandlers Ford branch. Tony was heavily involved with the local Freemasons. He established the Old Edwardians’ Lodge in 1963 and also served as secretary to the Southampton Lodge for many years. Alongside his many freemasonry activities, he also worked as a Southampton Magistrate for sixteen years, was a member and President of his local Rotary Club and Chairman of the Probus Club. Tony was a very active member of the community and furthermore demonstrated a life-long commitment to the School’s Old Edwardian’s Association serving in a wide variety of roles for over sixty years, including posts as

Joe Lane (KES 2000-2007) has been awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship and will travel to Australia to study approaches to upholding workers’ rights in the modern labour market. He will use his findings to influence policy on the protection of workers’ rights in the UK. A Churchill Fellowship is a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to expand professional and personal horizons by researching an issue that you care about, with the global leaders in that subject, anywhere in the world.

Honorary Secretary for forty years and President from 1970-1971. He also took on the role of KES School Governor in the 1990s and was elected as a School Fellow in 1999. The School, and its continued success, was something that he always held very close to his heart and he maintained an active involvement with the Development Office until he died. Tony will be sadly missed by all who knew him, but no-one more than his wife, Betty and his daughter Claire and his siblings John and Mary.

Dr Bryan William Oakley (KES 1938-1946) Bryan Oakley died in January of this year.

Glyn Meek (KES 1961-1968) and Ian Williams (KES 1961-1969) have been put back in touch after 50 years following an appeal in the last edition of the magazine. Ian was not on our mailing list but was contacted by another OE who saw the plea from Glynn. They have since renewed contact.

David Cox (KES 1974-1980)

Chris Baglee (KES 1959-1966) is interested in finding out which others within his year group may be interested in attending a 60-year reunion. If you think you would like to be involved, please email the Development Office so he can gauge interest levels and make contact with others in the year group.

David Knott (KES 2001-2008) was awarded a PhD in History from the University of Manchester in February of this year.

recently played Thomas Cromwell in the New Zealand première of the stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novels ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring up the Bodies’.


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