Kingswood Association News 2018

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KINGSWOOD ASSOCIATION NEWS


KINGsWOOD AssOCIATION NEWs 2017-18

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Introduction and Welcome

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Academic Achievement

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Visitors

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Events

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Remembrance service

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Featured Articles

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sports

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Alumni News

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Lives Remembered

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Obituaries

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Global Footprint

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Reflections

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Dates for the Diary

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Association Notes

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Cover image: The view of Bath from the Kingswood Tower


INTRODUCTION & WELCOME | Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18

PRESIDENT'S WELCOME I find it difficult to believe that a year has passed since I was 'asked' if I would be happy to take on this position. To be honest I was not given much choice by the combined persuasive powers of the outgoing President, Tim Lindsay, and the current Chairman, Chester Lewis! However, it has been an absolute honour to do so and to try and continue all the good work done by my illustrious predecessors. I have to admit that combining this role with my 'proper' job as Deputy Head here at Kingswood means that I have not personally done as much as I had hoped. However, with the expert support of our Chairman, Chester Lewis, and the rest of the Executive Committee a lot has been achieved.

...it is always so nice to meet up with former students and to see where life, post Kingswood, has taken them.

None of this would have been possible without the help we have been given by Michele Greene who has taken over all of the administration after Captain Simon Brand stepped down in November. Those who

know Michele will appreciate what energy and drive she has brought to the post. Hardly a day goes by where she does not find me to update me on something to do with the Association which is lovely. Our new Director of Development, Graham Papenfus, has also been a great support at a range of Association events. The highlight for me has undoubtedly been getting to more of these events and it is always so nice to meet up with former students and to see where life, post Kingswood, has taken them. No matter what their age they still seem to be in touch with people from their time at school and I think that speaks volumes for Kingswood. It really is a special community and something I feel so privileged to still be a part of after so many years. We have a number of new events and initiatives planned for next year and some of these are publicised later on in this magazine. I will also be getting in contact with those members of the Association who have kindly made donations over the years to let them know exactly what we have done with their money. I hope that I will get to see many of you over the next year at the

different events and please do let us know if there is anything that you feel we ought to be doing differently or better. We are keen to make the Association work for all of its members and so if there is something we are not doing please get in touch. Finally, I think that the way the Association is now working so closely with the school can only be a positive thing. The Headmaster has always been keen to get the Association to help support both current and former students and I think this is really beneficial to the Kingswood community. We will be doing further work to strengthen these links over the next twelve months and also to publicise this properly on the website. Gordon Opie

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Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18 | INTRODUCTION & WELCOME

CHAIRMAN'S WELCOME What is exactly is the Kingswood Association? A question I often get asked by friends, current Kingswood students, parents, younger leavers and older leavers. It’s a question that the Executive Committee have been asking themselves over the past year; not only what is the Association but also what they want it to be. In simple terms, it is the organisation that supports the Old Kingswoodian community; the community already exists and we want to do anything we can to make it as enjoyable and as useful to as many Old Kingswoodians as possible. I’ve been involved with the Association and Executive Committee since I finished school in 2012. The past six years have been a learning process, both for me and the organisation. The committee members over those years have poured countless volunteered hours into making the Old Kingswoodian community a thriving community. I am very grateful to all of those people. I’m delighted to say that the Association now has a new treasurer – Sanveer Singh – a remarkably talented trainee accountant at Deloitte but more importantly a passionate Old Kingswoodian. Like myself, Sanveer only attended Kingswood for Sixth Form but fondly remembers his, what he would describe as far too brief, time at the school. We all look forward to having Sanveer on board as we continue forward. Capt. Simon Brand has left the role of Alumni Relations Officer

to enjoy his retirement after providing the Association with the strong foundations it needed. Michele Greene now looks after all Association matters. Michele has a lot of experience with the Old Kingswoodian community, after being involved in various roles surrounding the Association for many years. The hard work from past and present Executive Committees and Michele means that we are starting to see some success, and even signs of new traditions forming. We continue with a full and diverse programme of events, for example, Association Day, the Exeter Lunch and regional receptions. The 23-33 event in London, held by the Headmaster and the school is now an annual event and a great opportunity for younger Old Kingswoodians to keep in contact with the school. Outside of social events, the Old Kingswoodians rugby is going strong. We are entering into more Rugby 7s tournaments this year and returning to the Avon 7s, the local tournament to the school, on 14th July. More importantly, the small squad will be supported on the side-lines by many more of the Old Kingswoodian rugby community that has developed. This is open to all and please contact Michele if you want to get involved. I personally want to see the same community we have built here extend to other sports, especially Hockey for both Old

Girls and Old Boys. In addition, it would be nice to expand beyond sport, into music for example, if the demand is there. To accomplish at least some of this will be one of the goals going forward this year. At the root of this success is the continued cooperation with the school. This successful relationship is typified by Gordon Opie (Mr O to many) taking on the role of President of the Association. A fantastic appointment for further development of the Old Kingswoodians community. The support for a thriving Association has also been the driven by Simon Morris, the Governors and the development department, with our shared vision of a community and network that extends far beyond the last time you walk out of the school doors as a student. To all of you out there, please contact us, we want to hear from you. Let us know what you think we can help with; let us know what you want. We also want you to let us know if you would like to offer your services, whether it be gathering your fellow Old Kingswoodians for a long overdue get together or offering services for mentorship, please contact us and we can make it happen. Please enjoy reading the next pages and I look forward to seeing you soon. Chester Lewis (KS 2010-12)


INTRODUCTION & WELCOME | Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18

HEADMASTER'S WELCOME Dear Old Kingswoodians I am delighted to once again have the opportunity to contribute some brief words to your annual magazine. As I approach the end of my tenth year at Kingswood, I am in the very fortunate position of being able to look back on a decade of very considerable all-round achievement for our students and forward with the confidence that we have those strong foundations which will allow us to continue to fulfil our objective of offering every student an exceptional educational experience which embraces academic, cultural, physical and spiritual growth and which, most importantly, helps prepare each of them to make a real and lasting impact in their lives beyond school.

My sense is that the School and the Association are ‘stronger together’.

I sense that the Association can look back with the same sense of achievement and forward with the same sense of confidence. I am delighted that my outstanding Deputy Head, Gordon Opie, has agreed to succeed the equally outstanding Tim Lindsay as Association President. I hope this makes a statement not only of

Gordon’s indefatigable sense of service - but also of the School’s desire to work ever closer with the Association in supporting both current and former students. In the same way that the School has evolved over the past ten years, so the Association has through the foresight of some inspirational presidents and chairs sought to redefine itself in the best interests of its members. The Methodist Independent Schools Trust, of which we are an associate member, talks of being ‘stronger together’ both in its desire to bring the member schools closer together and in its work alongside the Methodist maintained schools. My sense is that, similarly, the School and the Association are ‘stronger together’. I am so pleased that our new Director of Development, Graham Papenfus, an alumnus of Kingswood College in Grahamstown, has so quickly established himself as a real advocate of our ethos and that he has been able to dedicate some time to getting to know members of the Association both in the UK and overseas, and am immensely grateful to Michele Greene for all she does to strengthen the link between the School and the Association. Independent schools are increasingly under scrutiny – and rightly so. We should try not be defensive about what we do, but nor should we be complacent about the benefits we enjoy. We should acknowledge our privilege, whilst recognising

the responsibility this brings to ensure we work ever harder to ensure what we have to offer is as widely accessible as possible. I am acutely aware that there are members of the Association who struggle with our independent school status; it is no secret that those of us who lead schools such as Kingswood also struggle with certain aspects of being a private school, though not with the concept of independence as such, which we see as a clear strength. My commitment to all of members the Association is that I will continue to seek ways of making Kingswood a school which remains true to its ethos, which retains an unpretentious and inclusive atmosphere and which educates students from a wide range of backgrounds in a truly holistic and inspiring way. With my very best wishes Yours sincerely

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Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18 | ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

LEAVERs' DESTINATIONS, 2017 NAME

COURSE

INSTITUTION

Jesse Akiwumi Archie Armitt-Goddard Elspeth (Elsie) Askew Claudia Barnard-Weston Charlotte Bean Charlie Bird Claudia Blofeld Isla Brendon Isabelle (Issy) Broom Jessica (Jess) Brown Emer Buggy Susannah Burke Natasha (Tash) Butt Andrew Chadwick Olivia Chamberlain Louis Charley Sung Ling (Christy) Chiu Sherriff Chu Ruben Cleghorn Charles (Charlie) Crow Charlotte Crowe Rory Crowther Jessie Davies Jesse Daybell Amelia (Mimi) Disney Rory Elliott Dexter Evans Ana Fernandez Nodal Rory Finnamore Angus Forbes-Cable Wilfred (Wilf) Foster Vyara Georgieva Harvey Goodliffe Nathan Grace Olivia Grinter Daniel Gurung Thea Guy Joseph (Joe) Han-Hauser Nicholas (Nick) Harris Henry (Harry) Heap Beth Hirst Ashley Hunt Patiphat (Jah) Jeerapaet Freya Jones Christy Judd Jack Kenny Francesca (Frankie) Kenyon Micah Lanez Che Ching (Jessica) Leung Jake Lewis Maximillian (Max) Lines James Little Yuhan (Liane) Liu Olivia Marshall Sofia Maughan Cameron McFadyen Ennea Miller-Hunt Daniel Mobley William Moorey Edward (Eddie) Narbett Robyn Newman Xavier Nicastro Wilfred (Wilf) Nokes Jasper Norman

Business Management (HR Management) Gap Year English with Study in North America Philosophy, Psychology & Scientific Thought Gap Year Nuclear Engineering English Law & French Law Education Studies (Psychology) Gap Year Gap Year; Product Design & Technology Japanese Studies Mechanical Engineering Gap Year; Theology & Religious Studies Architecture Biomedical Engineering Gap Year; General Engineering Art Foundation Economics Gap Year; Film Production & Cinematography Foundation Built Environment Gap Year; Music (Performance) Gap Year Gap Year; International Hospitality Management Gap Year Gap Year; Biomedical Science Gap Year Law Law & Business Management Information Management for Business Gap Year Economics Science & Engineering Foundation (Chemistry) Gap Year Art Foundation Jazz Accounting and Finance Gap Year Gap Year Gap Year; History Gap Year; Economics with Finance Law Psychology Business & Management Gap Year Marine Biology Biochemistry Political Science & International Relations Electrical & Electronic Engineering International Business & Marketing Gap Year Business Management Gap Year; Computer Science Engineering & Architectural Design International Business Management Gap Year Gap Year Biochemistry Gap Year; Politics & International Relations Gap Year Geology & Physical Geography Sport Science & Management Ethics, Value & Philosophy Gap Year; Liberal Arts & Sciences Gap Year

Cardiff University University of Exeter University of Leeds University of Birmingham University of Exeter Durham University Loughborough University University of Sheffield University of Leeds University of Glasgow Oxford Brookes University Aston University Durham University University of Warwick Bournemouth University Oxford Brookes University University of Leeds Oxford Brookes University Manchester Metropolitan University Newcastle University Universidad Pontificia de Comillas UCL, University of London Lancaster University Queen Mary, University of London

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Swansea University

University of Leeds University of Edinburgh Queen’s University, Belfast Royal Holloway, University of London University of Reading University of Exeter King’s College, University of London University of Birmingham University of Bristol University of Leeds Birmingham City University University of York UCL, University of London Oxford Brookes University

University of Birmingham University of Reading University of Edinburgh Nottingham Trent University University of Reading University of Birmingham


ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT | Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18

NAME

COURSE

INSTITUTION

Oscar Oliphant Francesca Padget Charles (Charlie) Patterson Thomas (Tommy) Phillips Rachana Pun Sarah Rawle Ella Reeman Chloe Roberts Emma Roberts Clara Robertson Sabrina Robley Matthew Rodger Poppy Roper Lucy Rowlands Fiona Rundle Rohan Sakhyani Jonathan (Jonny) Sandeman Naomi Sankaran Sapolachet (Indy) Sankosik Stephanie Sargeant Elizabeth (Lizzy) Scott Olivia Sealy Susanna Sealy Amelia (Millie) Sergeant Oliver (Ollie) Sowler Flora Stone Olivia Straker Joe Tait Roisin Tapponi Jake Taylor Cameron Thomas Toby Thurston Chi Hang (Adrian) Tse Adam Tuffery Fong Ching (Founder) Wan Harrison (Harry) Warne Minna (Mimi) Watts Frederick (Freddie) Wells Hugo Weston Matilda (Tilly) Weston Gideon Whealy Guy Whitehead Ffion Williams Kate Woodcock Cheuk Chi (Tyana) Yee

Chemical Engineering Korean & Chinese Gap Year Gap Year Psychology with Professional Placement English Literature Engineering Animal Biology Operating Department Practice Ancient History Gap Year Gap Year Gap Year Psychology Geography Gap Year; Microbiology Higher Apprenticeship (Finance), Deloitte Modern & Medieval Languages Architecture Geography Gap Year; International Relations Gap Year; Int. Equine & Agricultural Management French & English Literature Gap Year; Psychology Evolutionary Biology Gap Year Applied Languages Gap Year Comparative Literature Architecture (with placement) Biological Sciences (Ecology) Politics & International Relations Mathematics, Op. Research, Statistics & Econ. Int. Foundation Business & Technology Aerospace Engineering (with placement) Gap Year Gap Year Gap Year; Geography (Human) Mechanical Engineering Primary Education with QTS Entering Employment Chemistry with a Year Abroad International Fashion Promotion Gap Year Chemistry

University of Birmingham SOAS, University of London

Medical Engineering Film Production Industrial Design & Technology History Economics Geography Sport Management Engineering Politics with International Relations International Relations International Business with a Year in Industry Zoology English with Study Abroad Chemistry Industrial Design & Technology Management Business & Management / Psychology Mathematics Primary Teacher Education

Cardiff University University of Westminster Loughborough University University of Sheffield University of Bristol University of Washington, USA Cardiff Metropolitan University University of Birmingham Loughborough University University of Birmingham University of Liverpool University of Bristol University of Exeter University of Birmingham Loughborough University City, University of London Bath Spa University University of Bristol Oxford Brookes University

Cardiff University Cardiff University University of Cambridge Nottingham Trent University Cardiff University University of Kent

University of Leeds Durham University University of Nottingham University of Cambridge Arch. Association Sch. of Architecture King’s College, University of London University of Sussex Royal Agricultural College University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh University of St Andrews Oxford Brookes University UCL, University of London University of Bath University of Edinburgh Nottingham Trent University University of Warwick Oxford Brookes University University of Bath

Cardiff University University of Bath University of Winchester University of York Manchester Metropolitan University UCL, University of London

Post A Level Applicants Peter Aaron Dylan Bruce Charles (Charlie) Fraser Maxim (Max) Hancock Christopher (Chris) Hannon Emma Hurring Montague (Monty) Keith Austyn Lloyd Kathini Logut William MacKenzie Edward Metcalf Emma Narbett Frederick (Freddie) Oliphant James (Jamie) Padkin George Paxton Jodie Price Eleanor Quekett Hannah Sansford Isabel Street

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Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18 | ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

LEAVERS 2017


ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT | Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18

Would you Be able to help a Kingswood Student explore your career area? Helping with our Careers Programme is a great way of keeping in touch with the School, and helps our current students as they begin to make choices which may affect their choice of future career.

I would love to hear from you, especially if you are a recent graduate, (although all alumni offers for help are gratefully received!). Your help would be appreciated with a range of activities including assemblies, short talks, helping students to develop employability skills, networking sessions, work experience placements, and mentoring.

If you would like to know more, please contact me:

EugĂŠnie Pasco Head of Careers Education and Guidance careers@kingswood.bath.sch.uk

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KINGsWOOD AssOCIATION NEWs 2017-18 | VIsITORs

Adom Knadjian (Ks 1967-1971)

Janice Ma (Ks 2010-2013) Wendy Wong (Ks 2010-2012) Lisa Ho (Ks 2010-2013)

Edwin S Cheng (Ks 1963-1966)

Lucie Kenny (Ks 1982-1987)

VISITORS TO Jordan Lam (Ks 1990-1992)

Robert Hamilton (Ks 1953-1957)

Robin Lang (Ks 1963-1970)

Paul Newman (Ks 1973-1978)

Peter Moody (Ks1954-1964)


VIsITORs | KINGsWOOD AssOCIATION NEWs 2017-18

Robert Smart (Ks 1969-1970)

Tim Luckcock (Ks 1974-1982)

Tim Robinson (Ks 1987-1993)

KINGSWOOD Mary Emmerton (nee Corrah) (Ks 1991-1993)

Peter Grieves-Smith (Ks 1978-1983)

Dr P Cornah (Ks 1963-1969)

David Crunkhorn (Ks 1969-1977)

Frank Pao (Ks 1964-1966)

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KINGsWOOD AssOCIATION NEWs 2017-18 | EVENTs

ASSOCIATION DAy ...judging by the laughter and noise levels it was clear that most guests had enjoyed a great day.

Kirsty Allen & Chester Lewis

In a change with tradition,last year’s Association Day was held at the pavilion in June to take advantage of the weather and longer days thereby appealing to a wider range of alumni, especially those who live further afield. In addition, the Class of ’87 decided to hold their reunion on the same day resulting in a far bigger attendance than in previous years and an atmosphere that was buzzing with excitement and happiness. The decision to hold the event earlier in the year was rewarded with good weather throughout and contributed to a memorable day. The event started with a "meet and greet" at midday followed by a high quality buffet lunch prepared by the school chefs. The archivist had kindly put together a range of photos from the mid-eighties including a whole school photo taken in 1987 to remind the majority of the guests just how much they had changed over 30 years! This proved to be a source of mirth as the alumni took pleasure in pointing out the fashion sense (or rather lack of it) of many of their peers and

mimicking the staff who clearly had a particular character trait which they displayed whilst teaching. During lunch the guests were entertained by ‘Take Three’, a local 3 piece jazz band whose claim to fame includes the saxophonist playing with Noel Gallagher and Kasabian! After lunch and the customary photos, the outgoing president, Tim Lindsay addressed the group and stated that it was his intention to stand down after 4 years in the post. He praised the work of his predecessors and those currently serving on the committee as they provided him with a solid foundation on which to take the Association forward. He said he was delighted to be handing the baton over to Gordon Opie who would do an exemplary job and provide the leadership necessary to take forward the work of the Association. He also


EVENTS | Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18

praised the Headmaster for his continuing support and remarked that the relationship between the school and the association was far better as result. This bond would only strengthen under Gordon’s lead which would be mutually beneficial. Tim was followed by Simon Morris who brought the guests up to date with a review of academic achievements as well as developments at the school. Although very proud of the academic achievements which reflected well on the teaching staff as well as the students, he stressed the importance of the values and ethos of the school in pupil development. He highlighted the developments of establishing the Kingswood brand in China but made it clear that his primary focus in this

venture is to raise money to keep fees down and to provide bursaries to those children who are worthy of a Kingswood education irrespective of their parents’ financial means. After the speeches the AGM took place although the majority of those attending chose to watch the boys playing cricket against Dauntsey's and the girls taking on Prior Park at tennis. Although mostly procedural, the AGM unanimously voted in favour of Gordon taking over as President of the Association and to highlight the fact that the Constitution had been extensively reviewed and updated and is to be approved at an EGM in September. The afternoon concluded with tea in the marquee and judging by the laughter and noise levels

CLASS OF '87

it was clear that most guests had enjoyed a great day. Particular thanks go to Kirsty Allen for planning and organising the event as well as corralling those in her year to join in! Such was the success of this event, it is planned to use a similar template for next year’s event. The committee looks forward to welcoming you back to the school and hearing your feedback.

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Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18 | EVENTS

EXETER Lunch A lunch took place at the Exeter Golf & Country Club on Friday 13 October 2017.

The 1748 Society The Lunch was held on Thursday 11 May 2017 in the Cusworth Room at Kingswood. This is the annual lunch for those who have indicated to us that they are including Kingswood in their will.


EVENTS | Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18

Oxford Lunch A lunch took place at St Hugh's College, Oxford on Saturday 20 May 2017 attended by 17 guests ranging from a nonagenarian to a teenager. Set in the splendour of the Wordsworth Room, the guests enjoyed a wonderful 3 course meal prepared by the college chefs and, judging by the noise and laughter, there was some hearty debate about the forthcoming election, the state of education, as well as some witty anecdotes about time spent at Kingswood in the forties and fifties. After lunch, the President and Headmaster addressed the guests about developments in the Association and at school. The President stated that the Association had come a long way during his tenure and

...there were some witty anecdotes about time spent at Kingswood in the forties and fifties.

The next Oxford Lunch is planned for May 2019 and we look forward to seeing many of you plus new faces at this event.

he was particularly delighted to see 3 undergraduates attending the lunch as this not only brought the average age down considerably but also brought new perspectives to the conversation. But he added, that now was the time to step down and let someone else take up the exciting challenge of leading the Association. He thanked members of the committee present for their support and advice and in particularly singled

out Robert Sandry for his wisdom and support which has been central to everything the Association has achieved over the past 4 years. Simon Morris highlighted 3 key areas; the development of the prep school, his ambition to welcome any student worthy of a place at Kingswood irrespective of their parents' financial means and the plan to develop the Kingswood brand in China.

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Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18 | EVENTS

Kingswood Community Supper (MJSD) This supper is held four times a year. In addition to our regular group of attendees, we do encourage all members of the Kingswood Community to attend.

We have enjoyed fabulous food cooked by our school chefs in a wonderful setting with a relaxed atmosphere.


EVENTS | Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18

23 - 33 EVENT The 23-33 London Event was held on Saturday 18 November 2017 at The Café Du Marche, Charterhouse Mews, London.

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Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18 | EVENTS

SCHOoL HOUSE REUNION The School House Reunion was held on Saturday 13 May 2017 in the School’s new Sixth Form Dining Room. They had a very enjoyable evening hosted by Una Paver and Jackie Reeman.


EVENTS | Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18

THAILAND RECEPTION The Thailand Reception was held on Monday 23 October 2017 at the Rembrandt Hotel in Bangkok. Angie Wright, Head of Boarding, Darrell Harding, Senior Housemaster Hall House and Graham Papenfus, Director of Development and Fundraising at Kingswood School, were thrilled to be joined by both current and past parents, Alumni and current pupils at the reception they hosted.

HONG KONG RECEPTION The Hong Kong Reception was held on Saturday 28 October 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel. The Headmaster, Simon Morris, Head of Admissions, Diane Patterson and Director of Development and Fundraising, Graham Papenfus hosted a reception for current and ‘prospective’ parents, former pupils and guests.

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Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18 | EVENTS

BATH RECEPTION The Bath Regional Reception was held on Saturday 27 January 2018 at the new Apex City of Bath Hotel.


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LONDON RECEPTION The London Regional Reception was held on Thursday 15 March 2018 at The Hospital Club in London. A group of Alumni from a wide range of leaving dates attended.

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Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18 | EVENTS

USA TRIP Graham Papenfus, Director of Development and Fundraising, travelled to the USA and Canada in March 2018 to host Old Kingswoodian receptions in Toronto, New York, Washington DC and Alexandria. A very enjoyable dinner took place at Hy’s Steakhouse in Toronto on Saturday 10 March, kindly hosted by John and Monica Cocker. Sara Murray was our host in New York, kindly inviting us to drinks in her flat before dinner at Rossopomodoro. Richard Vaughan met Graham over lunch at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DSC on Thursday 15 March and the final dinner was kindly

organised by Colin and Ann (the OKA USA rep) on Friday 16 March at the Chart House in Alexandria. It was wonderful to see so many Old Kingswoodians and partners join Graham and build on the first dinner in Washington DC held in September 2017. Please do look out for invitations to future OKA receptions taking place across the USA and Canada in the future.

Jonathan, Jon and Sarah at a drinks reception before the New York dinner kindly hosted by Sarah

Lunch with Richard Vaughan (79-84) at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC

It was wonderful to see so many Old Kingswoodians and partners...

Dinner with Colin (54-60) and Ann Mably in Alexandria, Virginia

OKA dinner in New York with Jon Davies (93-95), Rob Enticott (83-90), Stacey Posnett, Sarah Murray (78-80), Jonathan Posnett (83-88) and Sophie Campbell (guest of Sarah Murray) OKA dinner in Toronto with Lynn Bevan and Nick Kemp (58-65), Phil (68-73) and Janice Frampton, John (46-51) and Monica Cocker


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CAMBRIDGE LUNCH

Left to right: Andrew, Rosalind, Graham, Heli and Barrie

Graham Papenfus, Director of Development and Fundraising, travelled to East Anglia on the 19th and 20th April 2018 to meet members of the Kingswood Community. Sadly the once-every-two years Cambridge lunch at a Cambridge College had to be cancelled this year as numbers were low, but Graham was very pleased to have lunch with Dr Barrie (School 1951-57) and Heli Fleet and Andrew (Upper 1961-65) and Rosalind Gibbins at Browns restaurant in Cambridge. Spring had arrived on the Thursday with temperatures in the mid-20s and the Spring flowers at Trinity College in full bloom. He then travelled through to Ipswich on the Friday, meeting OK Peter Bennett-King (Upper 1958-64) at Seckford Hall outside Woodbridge.

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Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18 | REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

ANNUAL SERVICE OF Remembrance This annual event takes place every November at Kingswood...

where the whole school community remembers former pupils and members of staff who gave their lives in time of war. Alumni and parents currently serving in the forces are invited to join the school for the service, reminding everyone of the important role service personnel play in upholding the values and freedoms we all take for granted.


FEATURED ARTICLE | Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18

Hardy Faulkner Parsons VC (KS 1912-1915) One hundred years ago – on 21 August 1917 – a former Kingswood School pupil displayed such ‘gallantry in the face of the enemy’ that it merited the award of the Victoria Cross, the nation’s highest honour. Sadly, it was a posthumous decoration for 20-year-old Hardy Falconer Parsons, Temporary 2nd Lieutenant of the 14th (West of England) ‘Bantam’ Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment. He had single-handedly repelled a German night-time raid on a bombing post he commanded near the village of Epehy on the Somme but died of his wounds and was buried at Villers-Faucon Cemetery, north-east of Peronne. The school chapel on Lansdown Hill has a memorial brass plaque to his memory and he is among a roll of 116 former pupils - and three staff - who fell in the Great War. They include a younger brother, Ewart Moulton Parsons (KS 1912-15), who joined the RAF and was killed in 1918 in a flying accident at Eastbourne. Like his brother, he was just 20. On Wednesday 8 November 2017 a plaque was placed and unveiled by current Head Boy, Archie Smith and current Head Girl, Grace Tyrell accompanied by Deputy Head and President of the Association, Gordon Opie, on the house where he used to live in Bristol. This is the date 100 years ago that King George V presented Hardy's VC to his father, Rev Ash Parsons.

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Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18 | FEATURED ARTICLE

A LONG AWAITED CD OF MUSIC BY JOHN SYKES Many old Kingswoodians will remember with affection their music master John Sykes (KS staff 1937-62), and in particular the tunes he composed, especially those for school plays (the ‘Noah’ suite for example), for the Chapel (singing his hymn tune ‘Disposer Supreme’), for the Westwood plays (‘Christopher Columbus’ perhaps) or just for our entertainment (‘Angels on Horseback’ comes to mind). Now there is the chance to relive these memories in one or more CDs of his music - if we can raise enough support to finance the project. The project began nearly twenty five years ago, when P. J. Clulow (KS 1947-56) was asked by Michael Bishop (in his retirement role as School Archivist) to help him catalogue the large collection of manuscripts of Sykes' music. Then he was invited by David Brown (Michael’s successor as archivist) to give the sixth Freddie Field Memorial Lecture in 1996, with John Sykes and his Music as the subject. This led him to start the task of transcribing the manuscripts,

with much valued support from Zoë Parsons (current archivist), John Lewis and W. A. Hartley (KS 1952-56) who also transcribed many works. To date, well over a hundred items have been finished and are now in the John Sykes section of the school archives, and available for performance. In addition, he has created a website - www.jasykes.talktalk.net (which contains some early transcriptions and is much in need of updating when he finds the time). Recently, he persuaded Robert Sykes (John's nephew) to donate the rights in his music and all other written material to the school. All the fundamentals were now in place for this recording

Old Kingswoodians may remember Sykes's Paean, his Polonaise or the bicentenary anthem Hast Thou Not Known, but there is a treasury of other music to be explored.


FEATURED ARTICLE | KINGsWOOD AssOCIATION NEWs 2017-18

John Sykes

enterprise. What remained was to find the right company and sufficient finance. A. F. Tongue (Ks 1950-58) has been supporting the project since the early days, despite his busy life as an international conductor. He knew that sykes had been a composition pupil of Vaughan Williams, and as a schoolboy he had followed the progress of the VW symphonies as sykes acquired the long playing records. What he didn’t know in those days was that he would later play a small part in the Vaughan Williams story: on his return to Cambridge in the ‘90s he came across VW's doctoral exercise in the University Library. With permission he transcribed this manuscript, conducted it and recorded it under its new title A Cambridge Mass. since then he has made other premier recordings of VW's music, the delightful masque A Bridal Day, and most recently his music for Greek plays, under the title Beyond my Dream, after transcribing the manuscripts in the British Library. Now that Albion Records, the recording arm of the Vaughan Williams society, had got to know his work, he felt the time was ripe to introduce them to the idea of a Pupils of Vaughan Williams series. No marks for guessing, but his first suggestion to them

was John sykes, who, after his time as organ scholar at Balliol College, Oxford and while working for his B. Mus., studied composition under RVW at the Royal College of Music. Albion Records has now agreed in principle to produce a commercial CD of sykes’ music. We want the world at large to have the chance of hearing this music, hence the need for such a commercial organisation, but we recognise that, at least initially, most of the market will come from Ks. To widen this, we want to use well known, top-ranking performers, and we have a link with Britain's finest living baritone - hopeful but not yet guaranteed. Old Kingswoodians may remember sykes's Paean, his Polonaise or the bicentenary anthem Hast Thou Not Known, but there is a treasury of other music to be explored. Professor stephen Banfield in his book Sensibility and English Song described sykes’ music for On Another’s Sorrow (from his settings of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence) thus: '... with its wonderfully crafted melody and plastic metre, its sensibility of both romantic refinement and archaic artifice, and its transfixing marriage of an 18th-century text with a 16th-century manner, it seems the perfect encapsulation in English song of one era's transmutation of another.' This is music of quality, which we want to record for posterity.

APPEAL We are inviting contributions from the Kingswood family to help make this happen. It will cost over £10,000 to make one CD. Depending on the amount raised we have plans for about four CDs: the Songs of Innocence and other music, the Songs of Experience and other music, the Play Music, and the Choral and Chamber Music. It would be a great start if two or three who treasure their memories of sykes and his wonderful music were able to give a thousand pounds! More realistically (and since those who remember him are a dying breed) a simple calculation shows that it would need fifty generous people giving £200 each to finance one CD – but any sum would be very welcome. If you feel you could help or would like more information, please contact us by email at sykesproj@talktalk.net or write via Michele Greene at Kingswood School, Lansdown, Bath BA1 5RG. If we receive enough support, we hope to start selecting performers and booking dates with Albion Records in the early autumn of this year.

ONE fuRTHER APPEAL The manuscripts of some of sykes’ music have disappeared, including: Angels on Horseback (for piano), music for the 1952 production of Jonah and the Whale (all but the Polonaise), music for the 1954 production of Macbeth, music for the 1956 production of She Stoops to Conquer, Alec and the Mad Tea Party (Westwood musical play, 1950). If anyone has a copy, please let us know, so that they can be transcribed and added to the archive – and recorded.

P. J. Clulow and A. F. Tongue The John sykes Project sykesproj@talktalk.net

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HEADMASTER'S CRICKET

As always the old boys were very much looking forward to the Headmaster's Cricket this year. A change of tactic, batting first this year, seemed to have backfired with star batsman Charlie Brain

falling for a duck in the first over. However, a good fifty from Owen Waters steadied the ship and the tail wagged to get the Headmaster's XI past 200. Strong opening bursts from Dom Mackenzie and Monty Keith helped to remove the Kingswood 1st XI top order and an excellent spell from Osh Cook secured victory for the Headmasters team by 30 runs. A very enjoyable day was had by all and looking forward to the fixture again in 2018.

The Old Kingswoodian team were; Max Gauntlett • Nick Mackenzie Will Mackenzie • Dom Mackenzie Charlie Brain • Monty Keith Lucas Reeman • Euan Gordon Henry Darch • Sam Morris Osh Delvin-Cook • Owen Waters

A very enjoyable day was had by all...


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NETBALL The Past v Present Netball took place at the beginning of the Winter term in January 2018. It was fantastic to have a fixture between the 1st VII and the Old Girls'. It proved to be a very competitive fixture and wonderful to see so many girls still enjoying their Netball and playing at such a high standard. The Old Girls' were on fine form, securing a 22-17 win. They were captained by Orla O'Sullivan who shot superbly and Georgia McKibbon made some outstanding interceptions. It was a great fixture and one we hope to continue every year.

It was a great fixture and one we hope to continue every year.

If you are interested in playing or even organising an Old Girl’s / Boy’s sports match please contact association@ kingswood.bath.sch.uk.

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Dear Invincibles of 1968…. And others! On Thursday 5 July 2018 the Invincible Cross Country and Athletics teams of 1968 are planning to get together at KS for a 50 year reunion. KSAC 1967

So far nearly half of the team members are planning to come as well as others who were not team members but still remember those glorious days of revolutions and victories of ‘68. But this is not an exclusive club: others from around that time, athletes or not, and partners are very welcome. Michele Greene and her team have kindly offered us lunch in the Dining Hall. There will be refreshments on the Upper, and maybe, just maybe, some of us will polish our running spikes for that 50 year dash… To prompt your memories, here is the list of those Invincibles… and if we’ve missed you, it’s only because you missed the team photos! Do let us know if you can come Richard O’Brien, Reggie Tsiboe, Roger Saul, Doug Gunstone, David Lee et al…

CONTACT richardrhysobrien@btinternet.com 07771 727733

KSAC 1968

KS CCC 1968

KS CCC 1968 Richard O’Brien John Needham Harold Chapman Dick Davies Doug Gunstone Andrew M Hugman Michael H Fielder Gwyn Prins Louis Robinson

Captain; mile; 2000m steeplechase Vice Captain; mile; 2000m steeplechase 2000m steeplechase 880 miles 880 yards 880 yards

KSAC 1968 J F Hutchings Shot put Stephen R Woodhouse Shot put Peter W E Mantle Javelin J A Rose High hurdles M F Hutchings Javelin Nana K Tsiboe Pole vault John P Mantle Pole vault Colin R Maclean Long jump; High jump Simon D Crosbie 100; 220; 440 yards Paul R Kirtley High hurdles; High jump Robert L Trembath Discus; Pole vault Reginald (Reggie) Vice Captain; Long Jump; Triple jump; Discus Y B Tsiboe Roger J Saul Captain; 100; 220; 440 yards J Mark Goodridge 120 yard hurdles Christopher Rawlings 220, 440, Low hurdles Coaches: J P H Coggan, M R Cook, D W E Lee, G F Margrett


ALUMNI NEWS | Kingswood ASSOCIATION NEWS 2017-18

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? Alumni Cross-country Race, Wimbledon Following last year's request for recruits, the KS team comprised four runners (including a guest competitor) in the 2017 Thames Hare and Hounds Alumni crosscountry race on Wimbledon Common. The course was challenging, but David Hellard and Simon Chapman both ran strongly (David came 32nd in a field of over 270). The annual event is held a week or two before Christmas, and is attended by alumni and alumnae - from schools throughout the country. This year, it's hoped, the KS team will be even stronger.

Bangkok Reunion From Jesda Watin on Facebook Our KS alumni small get together in Bangkok. From left to right: S. Manprasert (KS 1962-65), J. Watin (KS 1963-67), S. Manomaiudom (KS 1967-69), K. Watanangura (KS 1959-63), C. Vinijtrongjit (KS 2000-05), C. Vinijtrongjit (KS 1997-2001) and C. Chinalai (KS 1951-55). Only seven turned up but there should be more next time as we have 20+ OKS in Thailand.

Martyn Wade is the team coordinator. Contact him at martynwade@btinternet.com

David Allner (KS 1939-46) At 89 David enjoys lunch with friends in sunny France and is able to eat outside to make the most of the delightful climate.

Photo, left to right: David Hellard, Danny Bent (guest runner), Martyn Wade, Simon Chapman.

He is pleased to tell us that he has recovered well from a new valve to his heart and is back playing the organ, piano and generally enjoying a reasonably active life.

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Chris Brown (KS 1971-78) Chris graduated with a First in English and Drama from Exeter University and then started work as an actor in the professional name of Christopher Kent (there was another Christopher Brown in Equity at the time).

Over a twenty year period he appeared on stage, screen and radio in a wide range of roles from Shakespeare to contemporary drama, with London theatre appearances including Robert Lindsay’s 'Cyrano de Bergerac' at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and 'The Government Inspector' with Timothy Spall at Greenwich Theatre. He then became increasingly involved in recording work and is now one of the UK’s best known voiceover actors, regularly heard on commercials, documentaries, literary recordings and film trailers (including such hits as 'The King’s Speech', 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' and 'Darkest Hour'). In 2003 he founded CKUK Media Ltd, a specialist recording and audio project management company based at studios in West London. He has always maintained a parallel interest in music and in recent years has

been in demand as a narrator and presenter for classical concerts and recitals, including performances in Benjamin Britten’s 'Noye’s Fludde' and 'Never Such Innocence', his acclaimed recital of First World War poetry and music with the pianist Gamal Khamis, which they were delighted to perform at the Kingswood Theatre in November 2017. It will be seen at venues across the UK during 2018, including Jermyn Street Theatre in London’s West End on March 18. Chris and his wife, the actress Fenella Norman, live with their two daughters Georgia (20) and Clara (17) in West London, where he also serves as Chair of Ealing Youth Orchestra and the Ealing Music Trust. He was delighted to revisit Kingswood recently and is always pleased to hear from KS alumni and staff.

Awarded 16 June 2017, Birthday Honours 2017: the Prime Minister's list - Jonathan H. Lyle CBE (KS 1968-76). Retirement from Civil Service in 2017 as Chief Executive, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Wiltshire.

Gareth Hollywell (KS 19992015), Jamie Williams (KS 2011-13) and Parimal Shrestha (2008-15) playing at St Helen’s in Swansea for Uni 1sts V Swansea whites.

Australia Reunion Kirstin Furber sent us this photo from her holiday in Hunter Valley, Sydney where she met up with Clive Hinton and Mark McConnell who have lived in Australia for over 20 years. They are all leavers of 1989.


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DR ARCHIBALD PETER FLETCHER (KS 1942-48) In last years’ edition of KAN we mentioned that Peter Fletcher (KS 1946-54) had passed away. We then had a telephone call to the Association office to say that Peter Fletcher is alive and well! It turns out that there are two Alumni who use the name Peter Fletcher and we had lost (Ian) Peter Fletcher. The other, Dr Archibald Peter Fletcher attended Kingswood from 1942-48 and his wife sent us this update;

Chris Dixon (KS 1975-84) Edward’s Operation continues to work on its debut album (I won’t mention we have been at it for seven years now… it’s too much for my tiny brain to process), taking time off only to perform our first live show in as many years. We played a 50-minute set as part of the event “Live at the Kitchen Disco Volume 42” at Indian restaurant Papera, located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. We played selected tracks off aforementioned album, plus David Bowie’s 'The Man Who Sold the World'. New website under construction: www.edwardsoperation.com Like us on Facebook:  / EdwardsOperation

Evan Sawyer, former Kingswood Rugby Captain 2008-9, Player of the year award 2017 RICS. The award was presented to him at a dinner of 500 guests, by Sam Warburton OBE Welsh Captain. Evan has managed to keep up his rugby career, whilst busy working for the international property Consulting Group Cushman Wakefield in their Capital Markets. He is captain of the companies Severns team, and Vice-Captain of the Honourable Artillery Company RFU based in The City of London.

My husband, Archibald Peter Fletcher is just one of several members of the Fletcher family who attended Kingswood School - some before him and some after him. Peter first arrived at Uppingham School in September 1941. He came with a group of other boys on the train from London in charge of older boys. The train stopped on route for 4 hours making it a very late arrival. They were given a meal but afterwards had to find their way to the various school houses they were allotted. Peter thinks his was nearly a mile away. On the way he and a younger boy got separated from their group and found themselves lost, at night, in a churchyard! Despite this rather frightening start to his school career, Peter spent the next three years at Uppingham and then transferred back to Kingswood School in Bath where he spent another three years. Peter went on to study Medicine at the London Hospital in Whitechapel, then followed a varied career in both science and medicine, lasting some 50 years. During this time two of Peter's sons and one of his daughters followed in his footsteps and were all educated at Kingswood. Jeremy's Kingswood time spanned the years 1968-73 and his younger brother Jason 1971-75. His daughter, Victoria Fletcher joined the sixth form in 1988. Jeremy is a consultant endocrinologist at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Jason is a freelance journalist in London and Victoria is a specialist gastric dietician at Brighton Teaching Hospital. But before Peter's time at Kingswood his father, Walter Archibald Fletcher was educated there 1908-1913. Walter's older brother John Fletcher was also there and so was his younger brother Monty. Peter believes John Fletcher's name is on a panel in the dining hall. John became a Methodist minister who came back to preach occasionally at the school.

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LIVES REMEMBERED

David Binney (Ks 1951-1960) Edwin Philip Bottomley (Ks 1935-1941) James Betley Duthie (Ks 1937-1943) Dr Donald Arthur Ellerton (Ks 1938-1944) Richard Guy (Ks 1947-1955) Michael Horrell (Ks 1949-1954) Tim Kempster Jones (Ks 1955-1964) Captain Robin Morris Kedward (Ks 1957-1962) Michael Lang (Ks 1940-1944) Paul Mason-Flütsch (Ks 1973-1981) Michael William Morgans (Ks 1947-1954) Joseph Michael Morton (Ks 1947-1955) Edward Noyce (Ks 1953-1959) Reggie Power (Ks 1998-2003) Charles David Prest (Ks 1942-1947) Peter A Richards (Ks 1946-1954) William Ashton Sanders (Ks 1945-1953) Dr Geoffrey Tapper (Ks 1940-1950) John Urmson (Ks 1936-1944) Jolyon Wimhurst (Ks 1946-1954)


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OBITUARIES

Edwin Philip Bottomley (KS 1935-41) My father, Phil Bottomley, who has died aged 92, was a veteran of the Normandy campaign of the Second World War. At 7.30am on D-day – 6 June 1944 – the 20-year-old Phil landed with the 8th Battalion, King’s Regiment (Liverpool), on Juno beach, Normandy. Under heavy fire he and his comrades ran up the beach with their trenching shovels held over their faces for protection. Phil served for 10 weeks in Normandy before suffering a serious head injury in the Battle of the Falais Gap. Born in Ormskirk, Lancashire, Phil was the third child and only son of Harold Bottomley, a jeweller, and Bessie (nee Massey). He was a much loved son born only six years after his mother had lost two brothers, George and Phil, on the Western Front on the same day in 1918. Phil went as a boarder to Kingswood, Bath, and represented the school at football, rugby and cricket. After school, Phil became an apprentice engineer at Leyland Motors, near Preston, and in the summer of 1942 was a regular for the Ormskirk first XI cricket

team, batting at number 3 and bowling leg spin. The Ormskirk Advertiser reported glowingly “Bottomley’s classic innings” referring to his 69 against the RAF. He was out LBW to the West Indian fast bowling legend Learie Constantine. This was the high summer of his cricket career and, after receiving his call-up papers, he left that December to do his basic army training in Formby. Given the family’s profound loss during the First World War, it is difficult to imagine his parents’ thoughts as he left. After his injury in Normandy, he underwent surgery in a field hospital before being evacuated by air to the specialist head injury unit at the Radcliffe infirmary, Oxford. Despite a very poor prognosis, he made a good recovery and, while convalescing at St Hugh’s College, at a neurological unit established by Sir Hugh Cairns, he met the love of his life, a VAD nurse, Rosemary Brian. She was set on a nursing career, incompatible with marriage then, but Phil was persistent, even buying a bungalow to lure her to the north-west. Advised to take up a quieter occupation, Phil joined his father in the jewellery business and married Rosemary in 1949. Phil and Rosemary had a long and happy life together with Phil growing fabulous camellias, tomatoes and sweet peas. After Rosemary’s death 10 years ago, Phil lost some of his zest for life. He is survived by his children, Peter, Michael and me, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Helen Bedford (Daughter)

Colin Franklin Day (KS 1949-53) Colin and I were contemporaries at KS, but it was not until the later years of our education there that we became close friends. He was born in 1937 in the Leicestershire area, the eldest son of Kenneth and Muriel Day, with younger siblings John and Susan. Later the family moved to Frinton on Sea and this is where his love of sailing was born. In later years he acknowledged the debt of gratitude he owed to his housemasters Trump and Arnold at Westwood and then Bob Fisher and Michael Bishop in Middle House, and particularly to Douglas Milne as his scout master. In his own words, “I left KS with an inquiring mind and a notion of the next right thing to do, which has led me though many adventures both good and not so good!”

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He introduced me to the rudiments of sailing and boat handling in his sailing dinghy at the Walton on the Naze Sailing Club, and we both joined the RNVR together, partly so that we could spend part of our summer holidays at sea at the expense of the Royal Navy, and partly with the thought of National Service in the offing, giving us the option of being able to choose the Royal Navy. Later he moved to sailing an eighteen foot gaff rigged cutter in the more open North Sea. Of the many speakers we were privileged to hear in the Moulton Hall, Captain Alan Villiers, regaling us with stories of adventures in “tall ships”, seems to have had a lasting effect on Colin, as he recounted many years later. He duly completed his National Service in the Royal Navy, and then at his father’s insistence undertook further education to learn about the textile industry and business. Our lives diverged in different directions, so it was quite by chance that during my own National Service, while hitch hiking back to camp after a weekend at home, he picked me up on a couple of occasions and transported me to London, on the last occasion informing me that he was shortly to marry a young lady who we had met from the Royal School. He worked for several UK companies in his early career, but as a successful employee of Monsanto he was moved to America as their marketing manager, working from the 34th floor of the Empire State Building. It was from there that he had a view of the Hudson River, and when one day in the 70s he saw a schooner sailing past, he decided upon a change of career. He purchased and totally renovated a 55ft. wooden

schooner named Windsong.” The Windsong was a member of the Grey Ghost Brigade. A group of wooden hull ships that were vital part of military effort during WWII. For some 5 years he cruised and chartered between the Caribbean, Central America and New England. In fact, some of his adventures appeared in early issues of Cruising World and other international yachting magazines. During the 80’s Colin served in the capacity of private Yacht Captain on the 65ft. ketch “Cygonka”, including 2 seasons in the Mediterranean. He also served as the Captain of the 100 ton, Rhodes designed, steel ketch “Fei Seen” in New England, Bahamian and Caribbean waters. Colin’s next adventure was starting his own custom yacht outfitting, delivery, and sail training business based in Tampa, Florida. In addition, he was Senior Delivery Captain for the Caribbean Sailing Yacht Company, and demonstration skipper for potential buyers; they built recreational sailboats. He also served for two years as Operations Manager for the CSY base in Roatan, Honduras. He was very proud to do the sea trial for the last boat built by CSY. Although he officially “retired,” he continued to make occasional yacht deliveries to Caribbean & US ports, and during the off-season skippered a small ferry/tour boat on behalf of Mariott’s Frenchman’s Reef Resort in St. Thomas. His most memorable charter was for the Make a Wish Foundation. He sailed a terminally ill little boy, and his family, on a 10 day trip to multiple Caribbean Islands, hunting for buried treasure. The little boy (Johnny) had

been fascinated with pirates and treasure for a long time. With the help of many of Colin's friends and neighbours. Treasures were buried and maps were made to make Johnny's wish of finding pirate treasure come true. In 2008 he decided another change in his life was in order. He signed on to captain a large topsail schooner in Alaska for 6 months. Shortly after arriving in Alaska, a young lady that he had met on a dating site came out to join him. They were rarely apart afterward. Colin and Jean came to England in 2015 to see family and friends that he hadn't seen for 10 years. I met him when he visited KS, and we visited some old haunts together. After returning from England, Colin reluctantly went to the doctor to investigate why he had not been feeling well. He was diagnosed with a stage four cancer, and after surgery and chemotherapy, he managed to struggle on for almost two years. He was very philosophical about the likely outcome, marrying his long term partner Jean shortly before his death. His circle of friends, of which there were a multitude, were very supportive during the period of his fight for survival. His final voyage in life ended on 14th March 2017, followed by a memorial service held at St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockport, Texas. Colin left behind Jean his wife, a daughter, a son and grandson, together with four stepsons. He will also be greatly missed by a multitude of seafaring friends the length of the eastern seaboard of America. Roger Hailwood


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James Betley Duthie (KS 1937-43) James died on August 5th 2017. He was an enthusiastic pupil and member of Upper House. During WW2 he was evacuated to Uppingham. After the war he attended Johns College, Oxford. He is survived by his children, William James Duthie (KS 1964-70) and Victoria Duthie Townsend. James’s father Donald James Duthie was at Kingswood from 1907-13 and his uncle Kenneth Malcolm Duthie was from 1911-16. James was a good friend of headmaster Mr Sackett and was, at one time, a Governor of the school. Kingswood School means a lot to the Duthie family. Mary Duthie Orderman (Sister)

Richard had been married with Nicholas as his Best Man.

RICHARD PERRAN GUY (Prior’s Court / Hall 1947 / 1955) “Richard Guy was a star, a one-off of those too rare people who lifted the spirits by simply coming into the room, like a glass of champagne, irrepressible, ebullient, trailing merriment in his wake.” So began the eulogy given by his old friend Nicholas Barber C.B.E. at the Thanksgiving Service held in The Temple Church: the same church where

Richard, like many of his contemporaries at Kingswood, was the son of a Methodist minister. Classics was his main subject and his mentors were John Gardner and Michael Bishop; he remained in correspondence with both of them into their nineties. As a member of The Classical Society, the school magazine reported that “R.P. Guy surprised us with an unexpected lecture on Catullus entitled “Amor Vincit Insomnia?” The Society remained quite unembarrassed.“ Presumably it was his Catullan expertise that helped him gain his place at Wadham which he entered after two year’s National Service during which he received his commission in the Army. At Kingswood Richard had played on the wing for a formidable XV, and at Wadham he captained the college team and played for the University Greyhounds.

and at the age of thirty he changed direction. He decided to become a barrister which is perhaps is what he would really liked to have done when he left university. Richard joined the Western Circuit, partly because his family roots were in Cornwall (hence the name Perran). His chambers were in both London and Truro. He particularly enjoyed acting for a group of Cornish farmers when they sought to recover the subsidies they were due from Brussels. He won the case and it’s said there wasn’t a farming pub in Cornwall where he had to buy his own beer. Home was in Islington where Richard and Deborah brought up their family; Benjamin who works for the BBC and Georgina, a lawyer in Paris. Nothing gave them greater joy than the arrival of their first grandchild, Mia, last December. Family life was very important to Richard and he loved organising walks in the countryside. More recently, with the children grown up and in his late seventies, he and a group of friends went walking in Crete and Turkey. Doubtless his companions were regaled with many of Richard’s anecdotes; he was a born raconteur and most of his stories were true! Richard remained active to the end. Two days before he died he spent two hours on the tennis court. In the evening he went to the theatre and the next day he came over to Kew to watch some rugby with his brother Robert. Richard wanted to live life to the full. We shall miss him deeply. Robert Guy

After Oxford he embarked on a commercial career, first with ICI and then in publishing. Commerce did not, however, really suit him

Richard’s younger brothers were Peter Guy (1951-58) and Robert Guy (1956-62)

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A fellow undergraduate at Wadham, James Currey who had also been at Kingswood (1948-55) invited Richard to join the Oxford International Committee which had been instituted by senior members of the university to re-establish contacts with German universities after the war. James writes: Thanks to the British Council we would rent an Oxford college for a fortnight so that we could entertain 30 or so students and submit them to a series of lectures on “Britain, Past, Present and Future�.

M.G. Lang (KS 1940-44) Michael Lang was one of that unusual cohort whose entire Kingswood career was spent in exile at Uppingham during the Second World War. He died at the age of 91 in Canterbury in February 2018. Born in Gravesend in 1926, he was the second son of Norman and Mildred Lang and the grandson of George Lang, a Scotsman and a Methodist minister. His father's business life meant a number of moves for the family before it settled in Sevenoaks, Kent, so Michael's early schooling was necessarily fragmented and of varying quality. Entering Kingswood in 1940, he followed his father, his uncle (P.W. Lang) and older brother, Ian. He was thus the fourth of eleven Langs in all to attend the school. He loved his time at Kingswood and remained devoted to it for

the rest of his life, sending his own sons, Robin (1963-70) and Nigel (1967-73), there in due course. From his very first days at Uppingham he established a deep and lasting friendship with his room-mate, David Cook, and, indeed, with David's father, F.S. Cook (KS Staff 1915-59) and mother, who took him under their wing. He long afterwards remained in touch with them, and indeed with several others of his contemporaries. On leaving KS in 1944, he was immediately called up for army service, a tough prospect in time of war for one just leaving school. He determined to keep his profile low and, for instance, did not seek to go for a commission, although he became a colour sergeant in the Devonshire Regiment in due course; he believed that his saving grace in the army environment was his keenness and competence at most sports - he was for instance a good left-hand batsman and a useful rugby player, who played both cricket and rugby at a respectable club standard after the war. A stroke of good fortune was that after training he was in a troop ship in the Red Sea, heading for India, when the news came through that the Japanese had surrendered. So he was spared active service, but there was still much to be done and he was variously stationed in India, Singapore, Malaya and Hong Kong. Here, too, he played a lot of sport, mainly cricket, and especially in Singapore and Malaya regarded it as 'an excellent way of drawing close to the civilian population and restoring normality.' He was by now captain of his battalion's cricket side (and, no doubt,

took some pleasure in ordering his senior officers around in the field). Demobilisation in 1948 meant that Michael could embark on a longplanned career in farming, starting work on a farm near Sevenoaks and studying for a diploma from Shuttleworth Agricultural College. He also, in 1948, acted as best man at the wedding of his brother, Ian, and met the bridesmaid, Annette, who soon became his own wife in an ideal marriage of some 55 years. In 1951, with the help of some energetic fund-raising by his father, they acquired their own farm at Wootton, midway between Canterbury and Folkestone. It was, especially the farmhouse, in a fairly run-down state (there was no electricity, to start with) and it required a huge amount of work to be brought up to scratch, but at the same time it was the centre of great fun and hospitality - every member of the family, every friend, was warmly welcomed, often to stay, especially the younger ones. Great amusement came from Michael and Annette's custom of naming each of their cows after the female members of their wider family, a practice generally taken in good part by those so honoured. By 1970 the farm had reached the point where, to prosper further, it needed to expand. Rather than that, they sold the farm, a courageous decision, but one made easier by Michael's long-nurtured interest in social work. They, with Robin and Nigel, moved to a house just across the valley, which again always teemed with visitors, family and otherwise, and was the centre of huge hospitality.


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Michael's particular qualities of calmness, instinctive sympathy, sense of right and wrong, all made him as patently ideal for social work as he had been for farming. He took the qualifications and was employed for the rest of his working life by the Kent County Council in their Social Services department, including the Independent Tribunal Service for thirteen years. ( Annette meanwhile was continuing her primary school teaching career and was by now a Deputy Head in Folkestone.) On retirement, they moved into Canterbury in 2003, perhaps feeling that where they were was too large for them on their own and a little remote. For Michael the move may have been made rather more bearable by the proximity of the county cricket ground. He had a little more time, too, for his excellent photography, a hobby since childhood, and organising his albums and family records. He and Annette were also by now heavily involved in the life of the Methodist church, St Peter's, in the centre of Canterbury. Through church connections, Michael was invited in 1994 to become a Governor of Kent College, Canterbury, a Wesleyan foundation. Apart from his other qualities, his farming expertise made him invaluable in providing advice and guidance for the school's working farm. But he offered far more than that, as was made very clear by the school's present headmaster in a tribute at his packed-out memorial service in St Peter's. He served as a Governor until 2012 and was then delighted and proud to be elected a Governor Emeritus in 2015.

Annette's death in 2006 was a terrible blow, yet he bore that loss with the courage one would expect in him: everything was kept and continued exactly as he knew she would have wanted - the house, the garden, himself. He was also greatly sustained by the closeness of his sons, Robin and Nigel, and their wives and families. As he totally deserved, he was hugely loved by his extensive family and his many friends. He died, after a short final illness, with supreme dignity, his mind and gentle sense of humour intact, surrounded constantly by those who loved - and admired - him so much, as he must have known. He was a fine man. Andrew Lang (KS 1950-58)

Paul MasonFlĂźtsch (KS 1973-81) Paul was born on 20th October 1962 to Joyce and Nigel Mason at their home in the old market town of Diss in Norfolk, where they served as Salvation Army Officers. Paul was the youngest of three brothers: Robert (KS 1970-76), Alan (KS 1971-78) and Paul (KS 1973-81). As the family were faced with regular changes of Church appointment (at that time every two to three years) a boarding school education was particularly attractive. And so, Paul followed his brothers to school, starting at Priors Court in 1973. Paul was a self-contained youngster who was always able to make his own fun and found fascination in the simplest of things. He was a very kind and thoughtful child. At Kingswood, under the care and guidance of George Hubbuck, Paul developed an interest in ancient history and Greek culture, the start of a lifelong interest in history. In 1979, aged 16 and just prior to joining the Sixth Form, Paul made a two month visit to India together with his brother Robert; a journey that made a huge impact on them both. Whilst at Kingswood, Paul excelled in a number of areas, particularly cricket. He was an exceptional cricketer, scoring 50+ for

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noting that he had taught some 500 people in the local area before illness forced him to give up his profession. For a man who was naturally a little introverted, Paul was remarkably outgoing. He may not have mastered French, but Paul’s German and Swiss German were excellent. Paul took interest in everyone he met, a quality that was greatly appreciated in the community where he lived; the second most famous Englishman in the Klosters region (after Prince Charles), we used to joke. Paul’s Christian practice remained crucial to him throughout his adult life. Many of his friendships were founded on connections that he made within the Church.

the 1st XI three times in 1980 and twice more in the 1981 season. Paul continued to play cricket postKingswood, for a time as opening batsman for Beckenham CC. After leaving school, Paul went on to South Bank Polytechnic (London), acquiring an HND in study Business Studies. In 1984, with his parents’ help and in order to learn French, Paul went to work in a Salvation Army owned hotel in Leysin (Switzerland) – a mistake from a language point of view, German being the principal language in use in that region. However, time in Leysin delivered two life changing gifts for Paul: grounding him in his faith as a Christian and introducing him to Annelies, who was to become his wife.

Paul and Annelies were married in Switzerland in 1985, combining their family names to become: Mason-Flütsch. With the exception of a nine-year period when Paul and Annelies made their home in Swindon (where Paul worked for the Bible Society), the rest of the years were spent in Switzerland. Paul had a great love and respect for the Swiss Alps where Annelies’ family had farmed for many generations. He fitted in very well with the Alpine farming communities and developed a significant knowledge and empathy for the people, their culture and the mountainous terrain where they lived. In recent years Paul made his living teaching English to adults,

Sadly, in 2016 we learned that Paul had developed a rare condition known as Cerebral Vasculitis, for which there is currently no-known cure. Over the next two years, despite wonderful care from Annelies, the illness gradually took its toll on Paul, until he was a shadow of his former self. He died on the morning of 31 July 2017, in hospital at Valens, Annelies beside him. A few days later and very appropriately, Paul was afforded a mountain funeral, his body carried by horse and cart from the Chalet that he and Annelies had shared for many years to the local Church in the village of St. Antönien where he was to be buried, followed by some 150 plus members of the local village, surrounding community and family. Paul will be much missed by his family and friends here in the UK and by his various Godchildren, friends and family in Switzerland. Robert Mason (KS 1970-76)


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Arthur Mildon (KS 1935-40) “His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world “This was a man!” Those Shakespearean words are a fitting epithet for the life of Arthur Mildon, although he would regard them as ridiculously over the top. What was the mixture of elements that made the man? West country Methodist liberalism, a love of the sea and travel, a gift for friendship, a love of music, a broad and practical intellect, a strong sense of fair play, devotion to family, an unruffled temperament and a mischievous humour which stopped him from being overearnest or from taking himself and sometimes others too seriously. It was an attractively balanced package of qualities. Arthur was born into a Methodist

family from Devon. His father was a Methodist minister and he was his parents’ first child. His father was in his first ministry, in charge of a church in Sheffield, and so Arthur was born a Yorkshire man, but when he once announced this in Yorkshire company, the response was “Well, you’ve slipped a lot”. When Arthur was two, his father left Yorkshire to take charge of a church in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, from where he moved to the island capital, Newport. On “the island”, as he and his family always referred to it, Arthur learned as a young boy to sail dinghies, and this was the start of his lifelong love of the sea. When well into his eighties, he still relished the opportunity of getting soaked in the choppy waters of the Solent. When Arthur was in his teens, the family moved from the Isle of Wight to Plymouth, where his father had received a call to take charge of a large church in the centre of the city, a city

which would later be a source of much work for him. Also of significance to the story, among the congregation was a family named Wallis. Mr and Mrs Wallis had two daughters, the elder of whom was named Iva. For his education Arthur was sent to Kingswood School in Bath, a favourite school for the offspring of Methodist ministers. His further education was interrupted by World War II. He served in the army from 1942 to 1946. With many other recruits, he was packed onto the converted Cunard liner, Aquitania, with no idea of his destination. The weather was vile, but Arthur regarded this as a sign of divine intervention, because no U boat could operate in the sea conditions. Meanwhile he took the opportunity to write a series of memoranda to his commanding officer with suggestions for the better organisation of life on board. Whether the officer tired of his presence on board, or detected that he had officer material, or possibly both, Arthur was disembarked as soon as the Aquitania docked at Cape Town and sent to an officer selection camp, which resulted in his selection for training as an officer in the Royal Artillery. He saw active service in North Africa, Palestine and the mountainous region of central Italy. When the war ended, he held the rank of Captain and was charged with responsibility for administering the Austrian town of Malnitz. His account to his children of this period of public administration conveyed a touch of the ironic humour familiar to his friends. He explained that the only locals on whom he could rely to show the remotest degree of competence to help him were ex-Nazis.

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He decided that he wanted to resume his education, and his first step was to sign up for a course in economics at the University of Perugia, paid for by the army, but then his aspiration changed to reading law at Oxford. So, he took advantage of a period of leave from Austria to make a speculative visit to Oxford to try to obtain a place. His initiative, and no doubt his manner, made a favourable impression on Maurice Bowra, Warden of Wadham, and so he secured a place at the college before he was demobilised in 1946. His involvement in liberal politics took shape at Oxford, where he became President of the Liberal Club and a good friend, among others, of Jeremy Thorpe, who was also to become a barrister and a member of the Western Circuit. Their careers diverged but their friendship lasted. Arthur was active too in the Oxford Union and became its secretary. In 1950 two events shaped the future direction of his life. He was called to the bar by the Middle Temple and he married Iva Wallis. He had renewed his friendship with Iva when he had returned to Plymouth during army leave, and during the late 1940s they had travelled a lot together in war torn Europe. Arthur joined a set of chambers at 2 Garden Court, whose members later moved to the newly rebuilt chambers at 1 Crown Office Row. He also joined the Western Circuit. The life of a Western Circuiteer in those days still bore traces of that which was nostalgically memorialised by a former leader of the Circuit, John Alderson Foote QC, shortly before World War I, in a poem entitled L’Envoi.

It began: “The dust of seventy circuits past, On ways well worn by frail humanity – And shall the traveller at last Say naught, except that all was vanity?” Foote was echoing the opening words of the book of Ecclesiastes “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity, saith the preacher.” But Foote’s verdict was more positive. He saw value in the work of the circuiteer, made special by the comradeship, although there was not much work. You can catch the flavour from the next verse: “From London town, a jovial crew, We travelled all the western counties; Nor recked we much when fees were few, And clients chary of their bounties.” 1950 was not an easy time to embark on a career at the bar for someone who had no private money and no legal connections. Arthur did have one advantage, in that Plymouth was a small community and some local solicitors gave him some work. He seized the opportunity with both hands and so he succeeded in developing a solid common law practice, doing principally criminal, family and personal injury work, but anything else which came his way. After their marriage, Arthur and Iva bought a house in Banstead, where they lived for many decades. Iva was an academic; her subject was sociology, which was yet to become fashionable. They continued to travel together when they could. Sometimes this required enterprise, which neither of them lacked. In 1953, when the annual foreign exchange allowance was limited to £50, they managed to travel to the

USA. They funded the journey by Arthur delivering a set of lectures en route. He was by now a Methodist lay preacher and they were welcomed with open arms by American churches. David was born in 1955 and Margaret in 1958. Arthur’s practice required him to spend many weeks travelling on the sleeper from Paddington to Plymouth or on occasions to Bodmin. Passengers to Bodmin would have to leave the train at Bodmin Road station, 4 miles away from the town, at 5.30am. The trick was to take instead the night train to Plymouth, where you could stay on the train until 8 am, have breakfast at the station and take the first morning train on to Bodmin. Arthur’s west country work brought in a reliable income, but at a cost in terms of family life. Nearer home and more congenially, he also built up a practice in Hampshire. Every summer Arthur would take a lease of a house by the sea at South Sands, Salcombe, for the month of August. Even there, on weekday mornings he would work through papers or have conferences with local solicitors, but for the rest it was family time. When David and Meg were small it was buckets and spades. When they were older it was swimming, fishing and, above all, sailing. They had a dinghy and were regular competitors in the Salcombe Regatta. I was lucky to be Arthur’s pupil for 12 months from September 1969. By then, prospects at the bar were altogether better because of legal aid. My interview with him was fortunately not as challenging or competitive as pupillage interviews today. After some polite conversation, he offered me a pupillage which I immediately accepted, although


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I found him rather awe inspiring and I was not sure how I would measure up. On my first day of pupillage I remember him saying to me “You now know more law than you will ever know, but you may gradually develop into being a competent practitioner.” It did not sound as though it was going to be much fun, but how wrong I was. There were some distractions. Arthur’s room was on the corner of 1 Crown Office Row nearest to Inner Temple hall. That corner is a busy thoroughfare. My table was opposite Arthur’s desk and beside the window out on to Elm Court. In 1970 the miniskirt was at its height in every sense. On hot summer days, the battle for attention between pleadings and legs was not always won by the pleadings. If Arthur saw my eyes wandering, he kindly did not comment. More probably he was concentrating on other things. I do have indelible memories of Arthur as an advocate. He was then a senior junior with a large and varied practice. He was immensely thorough and organised in his preparation, and he was very straightforward. He had no time for clever tactics. In some ways, he was ahead of his time. While it was standard practice for litigation lawyers to try to keep as much up their sleeve as possible, to preserve the element of surprise, Arthur’s approach was to set out as much as he felt that he properly could at the earliest stage. This was reflected not only in his pleading style but in the cascade of open letters which he would advise those instructing him to send to the other side. I like to think that I learned from him the benefits of his open approach. He also taught me the important lesson that if you made a mistake, the

worst thing you could do was to cover it up or prevaricate about it. And he would never do anything which he considered mean or try to gain an unfair advantage. At the same time, he did not adopt a holier than thou pose. He was just Arthur; the image and the man were one and the same. His openness and integrity made him universally trusted by judges and opponents. More than that, he was very well liked. He was one of those rare people about whom one never heard a bad word spoken. As a jury advocate, he had a deep, full-bottomed voice, and spoke in measured cadences, due perhaps to the influence of listening from his earliest years to nonconformist sermons. There was something of the pulpit about his advocacy. I do not mean that he was preachy or priggish. Far from it. But he had a skill in drawing juries to look with his own human understanding at his client, on whom his decency seemed sometimes to rub off more than the client possibly deserved. It did not take me long during my pupillage to discover that beneath an initial outward appearance of severity was a warm personality and ready sense of humour, which often broke out in an explosive, deep laugh. Arthur and Iva were generous in their hospitality at Banstead, at the Reform Club (which naturally attracted him because of his liberal politics) and at South Sands. I enjoyed many meals at Banstead but I particularly remember the Sunday teas, which were substantial affairs because for Arthur a Sunday tea was not a proper Sunday tea unless there was plenty of what he called “spoon stuff”.

I also stayed with the family at South Sands. I have referred to Arthur’s unruffled temperament. This characteristic was apparent in court, and on a lighter note I remember a couple of trivial but typical examples in Devon. One was when I was crewing for him in the regatta. There was very little wind. We were surrounded by competitors who were fussing and fidgeting in their efforts to get some movement. Not so Arthur. He was relishing the conversation and the sun, and completely immune from any sign of frustration that we might be there until midnight. Another time we sailed up the estuary to Kingsbridge for dinner in a local restaurant. The service was not quick but this did not trouble Arthur. The conversation and the wine flowed, but the current ebbed. So, by the time we returned to the boat it was firmly on the mud. Arthur was not in the least perturbed. We took a taxi to Salcombe and drove back after breakfast for a morning sail. As a senior junior Arthur’s practice widened to include inquiry work. It was an area well suited to his skills and appealed him. During my pupillage, he was involved in a two months’ planning inquiry into the building of the A329(M) near Wokingham. His inquiry work grew after he took silk in 1971. Most significantly he was counsel to the inquiry into the death of Maria Colwell, the tragic case of a small girl killed by parental abuse which went undetected by social welfare agencies although there were warning signs. Despite the light shown on this dark area by that inquiry, we all know that it was far from the last such inquiry. After he took silk, Arthur offered his services to Jeremy

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Thorpe for the Liberal party. Thorpe was very keen that he should become a Liberal MP and arranged for him to be shortlisted for the Bodmin constituency for the April 1974 general election. The seat was held by the Conservatives but had previously been Liberal and it was a Liberal target seat. Unfortunately, if unsurprisingly, Thorpe’s intervention caused a backlash among some members of the local party. Before the selection meeting Arthur went out for dinner with my wife and myself at an Italian restaurant near Covent Garden and we tried to prep him. So, we shared his disappointment and felt a share of responsibility when a closely divided selection meeting went in favour of the local candidate, who went on to win the seat by a small majority. Arthur would have enjoyed being a Liberal MP for a west country constituency and he would have had much to contribute, but he recognised fairly that he had no cause to complain and, in any event, it was not in his character to dwell over lost opportunities. In 1979 he was elected a bencher of the Middle Temple. He was a strong supporter of the Inn’s activities and of this church, where he and Iva became regular worshippers. In 1986 he was appointed a Circuit Judge. He served in that office for 10 years and from 1994 to 1996 he was President of the Medico-Legal Society. Despite his long connection with the Western Circuit, he sat mainly on the South-Eastern Circuit, so as to be nearer to his home after so many years of circuit travel, but for four weeks every summer he sat at Newport, Isle of Wight. Iva and he had bought a house on the island at Niton, and this

provided him with more opportunity to pursue his beloved pastime of sailing. On the bench, he was the epitome of fairness and sound judgment and earned wide respect from those who appeared before him. At home Arthur was a supportive father who nurtured the interests of his children and rejoiced in their achievements. His calm generosity of spirit, humour and sense of adventure made him much loved by David and Meg. Each of them understood the deep satisfaction that Arthur’s professional life gave him and how much he was admired by others for his tolerance and good judgment. Meg became a solicitor, and David became a barrister and in due course a QC specialising in commercial work. Arthur was quietly proud of each of them. Arthur’s retirement from the bench coincided with my own appointment to it and he gave a speech which I shall not forget at a dinner generously arranged by our chambers. I realised that I must have been a precocious pupil from his perspective. Addressing the members of chambers and guests from the top step of a ladder, which I suppose was the nearest thing the Athenaeum had to a pulpit, he began “Mr Justice Toulson, as he then was, became my pupil in 1969…” and the description became a refrain. With old age, in their final years, first Iva and then Arthur were afflicted by mental decline. Their relationship had been his bedrock for well over half a century, but it is unnecessary to dwell on those final years in this service of thanksgiving. It was characteristic of him that his approach to old age should find expression in the words of the Nun’s Prayer which

he displayed on his wall and which will shortly be read to us by one of his grandchildren. For a Western Circuiteer of Arthur’s vintage, it seems appropriate to quote the last stanza of Foots’s poem L’Envoi, which Arthur would have heard at Grand Night many times. It was a favourite of Tom Denning, who loved to recite it with a pronounced Hampshire burr: “So here to all who shared the strife By towers of Exe or spire of Sarum, I pledge, in hope of larger life, The Circuit toast – “Cras Animarum!” “Cras Animarum”, meaning the morrow of All Souls, was historically the toast of the circuit on the last day that its members dined together at the end of the summer term, because the winter term did not begin until 1 November, the feast of All Souls. Arthur would have appreciated its theological significance, which makes it particularly appropriate to recall on this occasion. It is fitting too that this service should be in this church, which he loved, with grand hymns which he would have known and sung with gusto, and that two of his five grandchildren are readers at this service. We give thanks for his life well lived, a life by which so many of us were enriched. Roger Toulson


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on some Sunday evenings! From Kingswood Michael went on to study at Christ’s College Cambridge gaining a BA in Natural Sciences with Honours in Geology in 1957 and a MA in Geology in 1962. He followed in his Grandfather, Humphrey Morgans’s footsteps, who was President of the Institute of Materials, Metals and Mining – where Michael was also a Fellow. He was also a Senior Fellow of the Geological Society.

Michael William Morgans (KS 1947-54) Michael or Mike was born in Bristol on 21st May, 1935 to Dr Christopher Morgans and his wife Madge. He was the eldest of 3 children and they lived in Bristol above his father’s GP Surgery. In 1947 he was sent to board at Kingswood until 1954. He was joined at school by his younger brother Colin and his cousin Ian Hobday. Michael was a keen Scout and went on to become a Kings Scout. He was also a Prefect at Kingswood. He often talked of his time at school and maintained a keen interest in Kingswood throughout his life. Fond recollections included some Sundays when Mike, Colin and Ian were "signed out" and able to run down Lansdown Hill to catch the early bus to Bristol for a family day at home. Also Mike and Colin used to organise ballroom dancing classes at school - boys only of course -

Michael met his wife Sally on Porthminster Beach in St Ives, Cornwall 67 years ago, when he was 15 years old and she was 13. They were married for 58 wonderful years, a marriage that brought them both much joy. Michael married Sally in 1959 and they immediately flew out to Ghana in West Africa to live in tents for the first 18 months of their married life. Michael worked at the Akosombo dam site on the Volta River Project for Kaiser Engineers as their Resident Geologist. After living in West Africa for eight years, during which their first two children Rebecca and Richard were born, Mike and Sally returned to the UK in 1965. Their third child Robert was born and they lived very happily in Upper Halliford, Shepperton, Middlesex for the next 40 years. Mike worked for Kaiser Engineers for 26 years in total, predominantly as their Chief Geologist working out of the London office covering Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Work colleagues remember him as hard working and fun loving, professional, astute, a perfectionist and a true gentleman. On leaving Kaiser Engineers he worked for Bullen Consultants

as Senior Engineering Geologist which meant more travel, including a lengthy spell in Portugal. Mike instilled his love of travel and exploration in all his children and his eight grandchildren, who all have either travelled or want to travel the world. Mike’s first love was his family but he also enjoyed music and singing and joined a singing group and he also loved his gardening and the Telegraph crossword! Once retired Mike and Sally moved back to Cornwall living in an Old Piggery, again enjoying gardening and being involved and supportive of the local community. Michael was a Parish Councillor for a number of years. He was particularly active on the Parish Planning Committee where he contributed a level headed, respected, engineering focused input to discussions. He was also the driving force behind the idea to build a small estate of low-cost housing in the Parish. He was forthright in debate, spoke with conviction and was extremely well respected by all in the Parish Council. Mike’s wife sadly died in May 2017 and Mike found life hard without Sally. His grief and sadness, on top of his health issues, took its toll, and after a few weeks in hospital he died peacefully in his sleep on January 13th 2018 aged 82. He was remembered at a moving Thanksgiving Service at the wonderful church in Constantine, Cornwall where he was married and his three children christened. His spirit will carry on in all of his children and grandchildren and he will always be remembered by those whose lives he touched, he will be dearly missed.

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David lived in the Sutton area until the early eighties, when he moved to Haywards Heath after a difficult time following the death of his mother. David believed that if he had not felt the need to move away from the Sutton area and I quote, “I wouldn’t be the person I now am!” David was awkward with others and always felt himself a ‘loner’, but as he settled in Haywards Heath he found that he felt more relaxed in company than he had.

(Charles) David Prest (KS 1942-47) David was born in Banstead, Surrey. His father died when he was 13 at which point he, his mother and brother moved to a small house in Sutton. He and his mother later moved into a bungalow. David and his brother (Hugh) attended prep school in Banstead and later Kingswood School as boarders. His days at Kingswood had quite an influence on him and he kept all his photos from this time along with newsletters sent to him over the years. One of his grandfathers was a Methodist Minister and his other grandfather and uncle were largely responsible for the building of Trinity Church, Sutton. David was also very much involved in this church. David trained as a Chartered Accountant and was a Partner in the firm of Barker, Hibbert & Co based in Croydon, though for much of the time he worked in their London Office. He thoroughly enjoyed this work and continued with preparing and auditing accounts for many different charities both when he was working, and once he had retired.

Having decided he wanted to stay in Haywards Heath he attended Perrymount Methodist Church and wrote to a friend “ You won’t be surprised to hear that I have been instrumental in starting a Badminton Club, I am a Communion Steward, I am a Door Steward, I am responsible for the distribution of the monthly Church Magazine, I organise outings to concerts– that’s about enough, I think! Oh no – I’ve just got myself on the Church Council.” He was fully involved in the church and its people until his death. David was not only generous with his time, but made substantial donations to many and varied charities. David enjoyed many activities. He was a member of the local Music Society. National Trust, Bluebell and Severn Valley Railways. He liked nothing more than driving himself out to visit National Trust places, beauty spots, and if there was a Heritage Railway around, that was a bonus. He loved his music, playing the piano, listening to mainly classical music and attending concerts. David loved the countryside, music and railways, but above all he loved his Church and enjoyed serving the people and God to the best of his ability.

William Ashton Sanders (KS 1945-53) 20 Nov 1934 to 25 Aug 2017 As most of you will know William was of a High Church persuasion and often used to miss services in his Parish Church to head off to the delights of the smells and bells of a High Mass at Little St Mary’s in Cambridge. It may, therefore seem curious for me to say that it was highly appropriate that he spent much of the last day of his life at a day care centre run by the Methodist Housing Association. It was highly appropriate because, by being in the care of the Methodists, his life had come full circle. Like many Cornish families – my father was very proud of his Cornish ancestry – the Sanders family were strongly Methodist and my father’s grandfather, father, and three uncles were all Methodist Ministers.


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Given my father’s interests were of the intellectual rather than the physical variety, it is hard to imagine him as a child but I am reliably assured that he had a happy childhood and did childish things – the story of him whitewashing his parents’ black Scottie, Jock, immediately comes to mind – and he thoroughly enjoyed his time at his Prep School, Priors Court. This was where he met his best friend, Bill Roberts, subsequently his Best Man and my Godfather. Together they went on to Kingswood before parting their ways for University and National Service and then reuniting in London and sharing a flat for many years. Oxford and my father suited each other very well although three books of Homer every week meant that he switched from Classics to English in his first term, rather than after Mods as planned (and therefore, didn’t have a leg to stand on, when I too, changed subject midstream 34 years later. There weren’t many men less suited for the Army than my father, but in those days there was then the inevitability of National Service. Having been born in Scotland, and having done some good research beforehand, he joined the Black Watch and served as the Company Clerk for their training company. He remained devoted to the Black Watch and regularly wore the kilt. After the Army it was into insurance and the turning point in his life since it was there that he met, and made friends with my Uncle, which, of course, led to his meeting my Mother. They obviously got on well from an early stage since my father was one of the few people to send a 21st birthday card to my Mother in 1960 – no mean feat given that she was part way

through nine months in Africa. They were married in 1966 and my father was extremely pleased and proud to celebrate his Golden Wedding last year. The two years after the wedding saw two further important developments; moving to Nine Chimneys in December 1967 and my arrival in 1968. Having lived an extremely peripatetic early life as a child of the manse, my father was always determined to establish firm roots, and I think that I can safely say that, over 49 and a half years, those roots grew deep here in Balsham – and by dying at home he proved that they were so deep that they could not even be pulled out in death. The recession of the mid 1970’s led to my father leaving the City, where he had latterly worked as a Public Relations Officer at the Stock Exchange, and he then principally worked from home doing a portfolio of part time jobs in Church and Charitable Administration, most recently as the Appeals Director for the Anglican Centre in Rome. His involvement with the Church was considerable ranging from serving as Church Warden here to serving for ten years on the General Synod. He even considered ordination. He was, therefore, delighted when I got my current job at Church House. My father’s great interest apart from the Church was heraldry and genealogy, especially that of European Royal Families and the British and Irish aristocracy. Should you need to know something about a Nineteenth Century princeling from a minor German Duchy, my father was the man to whom to turn. He actually wrote to the College of Arms as a young man to see whether there were any

vacancies but the salary was too low. I still can’t make up my mind whether the tabard of a King of Arms would have suited him or not! Many of the letters and cards that my mother and I have received since my father’s death refer to him being such a gentleman and also a gentle man. He was certainly both of those. As such, he was always very well turned out. Indeed, his final carer will tell you that even in the last few weeks he was always very precise regarding what he wanted to wear. This is part of the Eulogy given at his funeral by his son James Sanders.

WILFRED (John) Urmson (KS 1936-44) John Urmson, died recently at the age of 92 after a short illness. He was awarded his Higher Certificate in July 1943, by which time he was attending 'Kingswood in Uppingham,' He was awarded a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, which he took up after war service with the Intelligence Corps in SE Asia. He was proud of his association with Kingswood and a keen supporter of the Association.

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up to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he read History and then Divinity.

Kenneth Wilson (KS 1950-56) The Rev Dr Kenneth B Wilson, who died on 12 January 2017, aged 79, was a distinguished philosopher, theologian and teacher who had a lifelong and very rich connection with Kingswood. He was educated there 1950-56; Assistant Chaplain and then Chaplain 1966-73; and a Governor 1976-98. Kenneth was born in Bangor, then Caernarvonshire. After a brief spell at Hereford Cathedral School, he went to Hillgrove Prep in Bangor, an eccentric and enlightened school led by Claude Chapman. And then in 1950, he went to Kingswood, where the headmaster was the remarkable A.B. Sackett. Together these encounters encouraged a great sense of curiosity in him, leading to a lifelong interest in ideas of every kind – scientific, literary, philosophical, musical, and political. In 1957, he went

Philip Harvey (KS 1951-57), a lifelong friend, recalls the Kingswood and Cambridge years: ‘Kenneth was in the upper fifth, a year ahead, and we were both in Middle House, under the watchful eyes of Bob Fisher and Michael Bishop. I remember him then as rather studious, usually carrying a few books under his arm, a keen hockey player and an even keener piano player. He seemed to spend a great deal of time in the music rooms, and seemed to me to be a pretty good at it – he certainly made a lot of noise. However, it wasn't until we met up in Cambridge in 1957 that we became firm friends, although at different colleges and reading very different subjects. We often lunched together, mainly on custard, as I remember it. I have never asked whether his cooking improved over time – I saw no evidence that it did. After Cambridge our ways diverged, Kenneth into the ministry and academia in the South, myself into heavy engineering in the North. But we kept in touch, I attended his wedding to Jennifer in Taunton, he conducted mine to Caroline at Tintern a couple of years later. We saw Kenneth and Jennifer from time to time, either up here or down there, spoke on the phone and even wrote occasionally; he was always there, somehow, if we needed him; he had been as long as I can

remember. What a privilege to have enjoyed his friendship over so many years.’ While at Cambridge, Kenneth decided to candidate for the Methodist ministry and, after graduating, he went to Didsbury College, Bristol for his ministerial training. His probationary appointment was at Hinde Street Methodist Church in London, as assistant to Rev J. Neville Ward (KS 1927-34), and he was ordained in 1966. Kenneth then returned to Kingswood, initially as assistant chaplain and history teacher, as well as being minister with three churches in the Bath circuit, and then from 1969, as Chaplain and Head of General Studies. His new colleagues included some who had taught him a decade earlier – notably Michael Bishop and John Gardiner. Rev Dr John Barrett, who succeeded him as Chaplain, recalls Kenneth's advice ‘to preach to the upper 6th form, and then younger pupils will understand that there is something important to grow into, not something juvenile to grow out of’. Dr Martin Groves (KS 1963-72) remembers Kenneth’s impact as Chaplain in exactly this way: ‘Kenneth ‘preached to the 6th form’, with the very direct result that I came to believe then as I do now, that faith offers an invitation to grow into those mysteries and certainties that lie at the heart of the universe and as such can never be outgrown. Even at the time I thought to myself that if people as seemingly intelligent as Kenneth Wilson could entertain Christian faith then there must be something to be taken seriously, even if at any particular point I myself might not understand or able to make sense of it. So it was that Kenneth gave me an agenda


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for life and faith which is an important to me now as it was 40 years ago.’ And Andrew Smith (KS teacher 1964-2002) starts his recollection of Kenneth as colleague in a similar way: ‘A small boy, on leaving the Kingswood Chapel, and having just listened to one of Ken’s sermons, was heard to remark that, although he had not fully grasped what the chaplain was saying, he had very much enjoyed listening to him and he had decided to go and ‘look up some of the longer words’.’ He goes on to say: ‘In some ways, this incident encapsulates Ken, and reminds me of what it was like to have him as a colleague, a chaplain and a friend. We all enjoyed and valued Ken’s presence in our community: he was universally respected and he was the embodiment of good humour, warmth and practical wisdom. He was innately amiable, approachable and convivial. But, at the same time, one could not be in Ken’s presence for long and remain unaware of his wide-ranging scholarship and prodigious intellect. Without a hint of condescension and devoid of ostentation, Ken possessed a gift for stretching minds; Kingswood was fortunate to have him as a chaplain and a teacher. It was never a one-way process: many of his students would tell me that, whilst they always found his lessons challenging, they particularly relished Mr Wilson’s teaching because he ‘listens to what we have to say’ – and he never told them what to think. On the contrary, Ken was curious about other people’s ideas and he encouraged the questioning of prejudice and received opinion. True to his Sackettian heritage, he enjoyed sharing

paradoxes and valued their power to provoke thought. In the manner of Chaucer’s Clerk, Ken was equally as glad to learn as to teach, although he would probably admit that he did not always match the Clerk’s presiding asceticism - Ken and Jennifer were always fine and generous hosts. Indeed, there was a warmth about Ken that instantly engendered affection and trust; I know this quality was particularly valued in our community amongst those who were experiencing troublous times. It was Ken’s capacity to listen in a sympathetic, nonjudgemental manner that so endeared him as a pastor. Ken arrived at Kingswood when CP Snow’s ‘Two Cultures’ was still influential and it was particularly enlightening to have in our midst a chaplain who was able to bestride both cultures, and to help the one to comprehend the other. Needless to say, many of his sermons dealt with ‘Science and Religion’. Characteristically, Ken sought dialogue and harmony. A significant example of this open mindedness was the way Kingswood was brought ever closer to the Anglican parish of Charlcombe, in which it is situated. Ken fostered what was soon to become customary at Kingswood: joint Methodist and Anglican Confirmation and Communion. At the time this was heady stuff, and the process at Kingswood was very much aided by the friendship that Ken enjoyed with The Reverend Francis Bell, Rector of Charlcombe.’ In 1973, Kenneth became Tutor in Philosophy and Ethics at Wesley College, Bristol, and part-time lecturer at Bristol University. From 1980-96, he was Principal of Westminster College, Oxford,

the Methodist College of Higher Education, training teachers and a considerable number of theology students. In addition to overseeing very substantial growth in the college, securing a new relationship with Oxford University, and teaching on the theology course, he had a wide educational involvement. Kenneth was a Council member for CNAA 1982-92; and for the Institute of Education, London 1991-96 (and chaired the latter 1993-95). Within Oxford University, he was much involved in planning the Ian Ramsey Centre intended to encourage theological engagement with the sciences, now part of the University Theology Department, and he sat on its Committee 1985-99. He was involved with the Science and Religion Forum, and chaired it 1979-81 and 2009-12. And he was awarded an OBE for services to education. Throughout this time, Kenneth was a governor at Kingswood. Gary Best (Head, 1987-2008) says: ‘Kenneth had a deep affection for Kingswood School and he understood the importance of maintaining its Christian ethos whilst having a keen understanding of how it had to be run efficiently and respond to the latest educational initiatives. He was a diligent and dedicated governor for many years and, because he was able to draw from his wide educational experience, he was always very astute in his contribution to meetings. Like the school's founder, he was a man of deep learning and he shared his wide-ranging interests with delight. However, it was not just his wisdom, common sense, and integrity that made him a welcome addition to any gathering - he had a sharp wit and great sense of humour.

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I remember him as much for his laughter and the twinkle in his eye as for his undoubted intellectual acumen.’ From 1996 to 2001, Kenneth was Director of Research at The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham. Subsequently he was Visiting Research Fellow at Canterbury Christchurch University 2005-11, and at Chichester University 2004-11, before being Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values at the University of Birmingham 2012-15. He was on the Council of Sarum College 2001-07, Chair of the Ammerdown Trust 2008-13, and in addition to Kingswood, a governor at The Leys School. He authored,co-authored or edited eleven books. A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate Kenneth’s life was held at Kingswood on 8 April 2017. Many present were there due to friendships formed at the school. Andrew Smith encapsulates these: ‘After Ken and his family left Kingswood, we met occasionally rather than often: maybe at a governors’ lunch, maybe on a visit to Oxford. More recently, and most happily, a chance encounter at the theatre led Sue and I to visit Ken and Jennifer in deepest Somerset. The welcome and the hospitality were generous. The conversation was amusing and enlivening. It was a typically Wilsonian occasion: memorable and bountiful. On reflection, it is no surprise that I left Knapp Cottage with the gift of a couple of books, and reminding myself that there were a few things that I needed to look up on my return home.’ Kenneth is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and three children, Sarah (KS 1981-83), Mark and Vanessa.


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Old Kingswoodians AROUND THE WORLD We have many Old Kingswoodians living and working in many parts of the world and they have offered to act as points of contact and advice to anyone visiting or considering moving to their countries.  Kenya Louise (Lulu) Keeble (Fonthill 1999-2001) E. kenyachef@gmail.com T. +254 722393158 PO Box 24296, Karen Nairobi, Kenya

 Pakistan Tony Hart (1971-79) E. jpahurt@gmail.com

 Slovakia If you are not on this list and you would like to be added as a point of contact, please get in touch with the Association Office.

 Australia

 Italy

Mark McConnell

Mary Campbell-Bianchini

(Middle 1985-89)

(Lower 1975-77)

E. mark@mima.com.au 9 Raleigh Crescent, St Ives NSW, 2075 Australia

E. maryhamcam3@gmail.com T. 0039 0457611591 Via Zoppega22, 37032, Monteforte D’Alpone VR, Italy

 Canada John Romeril

John Baron MBE (Upper 1959-62) E. johnbaron@nextra.sk T. +421 2 555 66741 M. +421 905 986758 Krizna 26, 811 07 Bratislava Republic of Slovakia

 Uganda Patrick Adengo (Middle 1992-94) E. padengo@scg.ug T. +256 312 531678

(Middle 1945-49)

 Japan

E. romeriljma@shaw.ca

Chris Dixon

 USA

(Lower / Upper 1975-84)

Colin Mably

E. dixonyan@gol.com 2-13-3 Matsugaoka Tokorozawa-shi Saitama-ken, 359-1132 Japan

(School 1954-60)

 Hong Kong Anna Lam (School 1994-99) E. anna@flm.com.hk T. +852 9844 9405 M. (852) 9844 9405

E. cmably@aol.com T. 301 934 2374 M. 301 404 8718 10369 Andrea Lane, La Plata Maryland 20646, USA

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Westwood House, officially opened in 1933

KINgSWOOD TREASuRES

If you have any archive items relating to your time at school (documents, letters, photographs etc.) you no longer want, I would love to re-home them in the archive here at Kingswood. Many thanks in advance.

ZoĂŤ Parsons (school Archivist)


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Often in the course of my work, as school archivist, I open a box to reveal some archive I have never seen before, providing me with a little more insight into the school’s wonderful history. Below is a copy of one such document I have discovered recently, dating back to the early 1930s. It was, perhaps, a draft for a school publication. Also included, is a set of photographs produced in a photo book showing views of the school. When John Wesley had the school under his own energetic hand, he devised rules for its boarders which are incredible to a modern generation. Children were admitted between the ages of 6 and 12, when some of them went on to the Universities. They rose at 4, and read privately until 5, when they met and worked until 6. After breakfast, they worked from 7 - 11, and then exercised until dinner at 12. From 1 - 5 they worked; walked or worked from 5 to 6; had public worship at 7, and went to bed at 8. Play was entirely forbidden, in school and out. All the same, at his period, Wesley had enlightened views of education and it is probable that he would heartily approve if he could see today the four football XVs. which regularly turn out to represent the school against other schools or clubs, some as far away as King Edward's School, Birmingham or Taunton School. Ever since Wesley's day the school has achieved a very notable record of scholarships. Small in numbers as public schools go (it now has 276 boarders) but the honour boards can boast of ten Fellows of the Royal Society, some of whom like have done inestimable service to their country, 30 Fellows of Colleges, and between 300 and 400 Open Scholarships at Oxford or Cambridge. That is a record of which far larger schools might be justly proud. Scholarship has been maintained and broadened to include every main branch of education, and in the last few years, Scholarships have been won in Biology, Natural Science, Mathematics, Classics, History, English Modern Languages and Art. Last year alone boys of

the school won over £3500 in Scholarship money. But in the last fifteen years, the school has made more certain and rapid strides forward than at any period in its history. Something like £100,000 has been given to the school by benefactors who have seen its possibilities. A very beautiful War memorial was given by Old Boys in which are commemorated its long list of killed, and its two Old Boy V.C.'s. In 1924, the Prince of Wales opened a new memorial Hall in honour of an Old Boy, Lord Moulton of Bank, and the new Ferens Buildings which confine exceedingly fine airy classrooms with lovely views all facing south, and large physics, chemistry and biological laboratories. The space so gained has given each of the five Houses, two Common Rooms apiece for recreation and preparation; and both together have meant a marked uplift in modern scholarship. In the last two years, all dormitories have been given indoor bathrooms, and two big new changing rooms have been built. The libraries have been brought well up to date. The playing fields have been doubled in acreage, and now with 50 acres, have enough room for 12 cricket and 12 rugby football pitches. The Sanatorium has been enlarged and modernised. 12 acres of land has been laid out as a market garden, and the school is now self-supporting for all vegetables and much fruit. The diet has been increased and the general well-being of the boys considerably lifted by this and by careful attention to the comfort and artistic side of the boys' life. Finally, an Old Boy this year has given a large house with 8 acres of ground and forest above and adjoining the school which will be

opened as a preparatory school for Kingswood in the September of 1932. Previous to 1920, the school was closed to all but the sons of the Wesleyan ministry, but since then it has been opened to the public, whose sons are entering in increasing numbers. There are now 53 sons of laity in the school. As time goes on the percentage of ministers sons will be still further decreased, but the school will never become an expensive school to parents. Its fees are extremely low; it provides all books and laundry; it has its own bakehouse, and its own swimming bath, gymnasium, sanatorium; music rooms, and offers every advantage of much bigger public schools. A feature of its life which it may perhaps be of value to note is the provision of many and wide interests from out-of-door activities. An occupation hour is set aside every day in which many voluntary societies meet, such as Natural History Societies, Junior and Senior Literary or Scientific Societies, French Society two orchestral groups, groups interested in archaeology, musical theory, fencing, art, whether work in colour, or wood or in a tone, groups for carpentry or chess or choral work. Every boy is encouraged to take up some interest of his own and life is full for everybody. The last ten years have changed the school naturally out of recognition, but it is still proud of its old traditions, and especially of the fact that one boy in every three or four who have left its walls has chosen as his life career some post of service to church or state.

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS We arrange a number of events each year providing opportunities for everyone to get together and enjoy each other’s company. Some are open to a specific group, whilst others are for everyone. Kingswood Community Supper (MJSD) You may like to get involved with these events: to volunteer your time and skills, be in a position to offer a venue, or want to sponsor one. If so, please contact Michele on the details below if you can offer support in any way.

THE AGM Saturday 23 June 2018 11.20am The AGM of the Old Kingswoodian Society is arranged for Saturday 23rd June at 11.20am following the Headmaster’s Address on Association Day 2018. This will be held in the Theatre, Kingswood School, Bath BA1 5RG. Please confirm location and time on the school website where the details will be published. If you are unable to access the website then please contact the Association Office. There will be no further notice given of the AGM.

Friday 22 June 2018, 7pm - School Dining Hall Two course buffet supper for Alumni and all the Kingswood Community and their families. Cost is £15 per person, payable on the evening.

Association Day 2018 Saturday 23 June 2018 All Alumni and their families are welcome to attend. The day will start at 10.00am in the Theatre Foyer with Coffee and Registration. On this day we are also holding reunions for leavers of 1970/71, 1978 and 1998. For further information and to register your attendance please contact association@kingswood.bath.sch.uk, telephone 01225 734283.

Kingswood Community Supper (MJSD) Friday 7 September 2018, 7pm School Dining Hall

Exeter Lunch Thursday 18 October 2018, 12.15pm Exeter Golf and Country Club

23-33 Event Saturday 17 November 2018, 7pm Café Du Marche, London

Kingswood Community Supper (MJSD) Friday 30 November 2018, 7pm School Dining Hall

Day to day running of the Kingswood Association is undertaken by Michele Greene, Alumni and Development Officer. If you would like more information or to book your place, please contact Michele by email: mjg@kingswood.bath.sch.uk or by telephone: 01225 734283


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Old Kingswoodians The Old Kingswoodian Association is the membership organisation for all pupils who experienced a Kingswood education. Many honorary Old Kingswoodians also exist, normally long-serving members of Kingswood School. The Association is run by a committee of volunteers who meet regularly. We organise a full calendar of events, with regional gatherings and overseas reunions. In addition, a strong network of overseas Old Kingswoodian Reps provide a Kingswood contact for OKs living or travelling around the world. The Old Kingswoodian Society also helps give back to Kingswood School. From time to time, when a project is identified that would be of benefit to the School but is outside of the normal budget. Recent donations have included rolling racking for the Kingswood Archives.

The Old Kingswoodian Society also helps give back to Kingswood School.

Keeping our Alumni connected to Kingswood and each other is very important to us. If you would like to re-connect with us, participate in an event or just to say hello, please contact us.

PRESIDENT

CHAIRMAN

Treasurer

The Old Kingswoodian Association Committee for 2018 is; President Gordon Opie (KS 1976-81) Chairman Chester Lewis (KS 2010-12) Treasurer Sanveer Singh (KS 2011-13) Headmaster Simon Morris Representative on the Governing Body Tim Lindsay

(KS 1969-74)

Robin Lewis Rosie Wakefield Kirsty Allen Natasha Brand Claire Flint, retiring in 2018

(Staff 1975-92) (KS 2008-15) (KS 1979-87) (KS 2003-10) (KS 1980-82)

Contact Information E: association@kingswood.bath.sch.uk T: 01225 734283 or mobile 07860 717041 Association Office, Kingswood School, Lansdown, Bath BA1 5RG

ď‚‚ / KingswoodSchoolAlumni www.kingswood.bath.sch.uk

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