Next to follow in Colin’s footsteps was his son, David O. Clark (OD 1964) who was followed by his son, Giles T. Clark (OD 2001). This term we took a stroll down memory lane with them both …
My time at the Dragon School in three words
David: Dark Blue Corduroy
Giles: Hmm … muddy knees
When I was a young Dragon, I wanted to be
David: Engine driver of course
Giles: Bear Grylls
The superpower I wish I had
Giles: To be able to fly and sing with birds (though really any sort of musical ability would be marvelous)
Eggy or marble runs?
David: Marble runs
Giles: Loved the wheeling and dealing free market bliss of the marble season
My inspiration growing up
Giles: My naughty friends, who were all much more outgoing than me – the most naughty doubtless being Dillon King, Sam Carter and Checky Hoyland. Also my history teacher and athletics coach, Mr Motivator – Harry Hastings
At the top of my bucket list
David: To hitchhike from Port Said to Durban
Giles: More Scottish Dancing lessons with Pa Hoyland
My most memorable moment at the Dragon
David: Winning the Diary Prize
Giles: Being fished out of the pool during the swimming test!
My biggest achievement
David: Marrying and raising a family
Giles: Not yet growing up
The advice I would give to my younger self
David: Think before you jump.
Giles: Be patient lad. It wouldn’t work of course.
In one sentence, what does it mean to be a Dragon?
David: Free to be what you want.
Giles: What we used to say in the rugby huddles when we were getting a shoeing – ‘never lie down’
Since my Dragon days …
David: Went to Oxford University, raised a family, lived in London, Cairo, New York, Stockholm and Luxembourg. Was a pioneer in the derivatives market and worked for the European Union.
Giles: I’ve been cooking mostly. And am now in Los Angeles opening a club and a restaurant with some friends from Japan.
Would you like to take a ‘walk down Dragon Lane’? Please get in touch with the Development team; we’d love to hear from you.