The OD Issue 2 - page 23

2012 · issue 2
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OD NEWS
OD
News
1942
Richard Wilding
has completed a
new translation of
The Odyssey
.
1944
David Arrowsmith
had a
collection of his fine bindings
exhibited at the Designer
Bookbinders DBUK Touring
Exhibition in the Bodleian
Library throughout April
and May 2012. www.
designerbookbinders.org.uk
1948
Jeremy Gibson
compiled and
edited his book
Politics and
Loyalty in Post-Revolution
Oxfordshire
which was published
in 2011 by the Oxfordshire
Family History Society in
association with The Family
History Partnership.
1952
We would like to apologise to
Dr Ronald Henry Disney
as,
in the last edition of
The OD
,
we wrongly attributed his
book of poetry to his cousin,
Hugh Disney.
1953
Robert Hawes
has retired as a
part-time Tribunal Justice after
26 years on the Bench.
1957
Anthony Koppel
retired in
December to his farm outside
Houston after a successful 20
year career with Burnett and
Company, Inc.
1972
Assistant Commissioner
Cressida Dick
qpm
became
acting Head of Counter
Terrorism for the Metropolitan
Police in July 2011.
Hugh Laurie
obe
is going to
be made an honorary fellow
of Selwyn College, Cambridge,
in 2012.
1973
John Cloake
was awarded an OBE
in the 2012 New Year’s Honours
for services to the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office.
1974
The Right Honourable Sir
Christopher Geidt
kcvo
obe
was
awarded a Royal Victorian Order
for services as Private Secretary
to the Queen in the Queen’s
Birthday Honours, 2011.
Andrew Hunter
, co-founder and
Director of London Eventing
won the contract to build the
Olympic Games Three Day
Eventing Cross Country course
in Greenwich Park, London. For
more information see page 2.
1976
Reverend
William Lane
became Vicar of Holy Trinity,
Bridgewater with St. Hugh’s,
Durleigh in Somerset.
1978
Jon Briggs
, best known as ‘the
voice’ on the TV quiz show
The Weakest Link
and as an
announcer on BBC Radio 2, has
become the voice of
Siri
– the
voice-activated assistant on the
new iPhone 4S.
1982
Lastminute.com’s
Brent
Hoberman
has teamed up with
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder
of easyJet, in a new enterprise
which allows motorists to rent
out their cars when they are
not in use. The scheme will be
launched in London in 2012.
1986
Rory Stewart
mp
obe
has been
an extremely active Member of
Parliament, speaking in national
and international debates and
promoting the needs of his
constituents in Cumbria on
many issues. He was also named
as one of the
New Statesman’
s
‘20 Under 40’ in September 2011.
1988
Francis Bickmore
was promoted
to Editorial Director of
Canongate Books, Edinburgh
in October 2011.
1992
Nicholas Lloyd Webber
co-wrote
a musical version of
The Little
Prince
which opened at the
Lyric Theatre in Belfast,
December 2011.
1993
Hatti Archer (née Dean)
came first in the 2011-12
Senior Women’s McCain
Liverpool Cross Challenge
and European trials.
1994
After spending time as the
Marketing Manager for
Australia’s leading wealth
management company, AMP,
Andrew Thomson
recently
returned to the property sector
where he is Marketing Director
for Ausbuild, a small boutique
development company in
Queensland, Australia.
1995
Timothy Conibear
has
co-founded the Isiqalo
Foundation, a charity based
in Masiphumelele, South
Africa which provides essential
curriculum-based education,
health awareness and skills-
training, through sports
programmes to ‘at risk’ young
people from disadvantaged
backgrounds.
1998
John-James Bulstrode
is currently working for
International Service, on
a UK government-funded
development project in Mali,
West Africa. The project involves
young volunteers from the UK
working with disabled people’s
organisations.
1999
Alistair McClelland
ran the 2012
London Marathon in under three
hours. His time was 02:56:07 and
he was placed 846th.
2000
Alexander Budge
flew to
Afghanistan in March with the
Welsh Guards for a six-month
tour. He left The Royal Military
Academy
Sandhurst
last
summer.
2001
Andrew Holt-Kentwell
has been
working for Razer in Singapore
as an e-sports team manager
since July 2011.
2002
Self-published Horror novelist,
Thomas James Brown
released
his second novel
Revive
in
December 2011. He is also
currently studying for his MA
in Creative Writing at
Southampton University.
2003
In 2011
Olivia Quinton
was
commissioned as a 2nd
Lieutenant in the Territorial
Army, sponsored by the Royal
Engineers. She was awarded an
Eliahou Dangoor Scholarship
for her contributions to the
University of Birmingham
where she is currently studying
Mechanical Engineering. She
intends to pursue a career with
the Army Air Corps.
2004
Ludo Bennett-Jones
broke
two world records when he
circumnavigated Great Britain in
spring 2012. His aim is to raise
£100,000 for Sports Relief and
the Ellen MacArthur Cancer
Trust. In 2011 he completed the
Mongol Rally.
Max Gill
directed the Thelma
Holt Tour 2012 - an Oxford
University Drama Society
production of a gangster version
of
Much Ado About Nothing
.
The play will be performed in
London, Guildford and Tokyo
during summer 2012.
2006
Oarsman
Cameron MacRitchie
won silver in the World Junior
Championships at Eton Dorney
Lake in August 2011, rowing in
an Eight for Great Britain.
2007
Anna Alcock
completed the
Bristol Half Marathon in
September 2011 and raised over
£1,500 for the charity Greatwood
which cares for retired racehorses
and children with special needs.
Zander Cornish-Moore
came in
the top five of the U18s category
of a national 20km Time Trial
Cycle Race in 2011. He hopes to
enter the Royal Air Force after he
finishes school.
Gus Jones
captained the
England U18s to an 18-16
victory over France at Fylde
in February 2012. He went on
to lead the team to wins over
Georgia, Wales and Ireland
in the FIRA/AER European
Championship in Madrid in
March and April 2012.
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