The OD Issue 3 - page 20

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1933
Henry Disney
has produced his
eighth collection of poetry titled
Teach Us of Love
, written in
memory of his wife Audrey, who
died unexpectedly in 2012.
1934
In 2012
Katherine Ross
was
featured in
The Oxford Times
as one of the attendees at the
meeting that formed Oxfam in
Oxford 70 years ago.
1941
Paul Ledger
has produced a
collection of poems written by
Edward Geoffrey Smith Stanley,
the 14
th
Earl of Derby titled
Early
Poems.
1947
Michael Sackett
was awarded the
British Empire Medal for service
to Citizens’ Advice Bureau,
Mendip, in the Queen’s Birthday
Honours in June 2013.
1951
In June 2013
Ian Senior
became
a Distinguished Friend of Oxford
for his work as chairman of
the Oxford University Society
Hertfordshire branch for 12 years
and his input over many years
into voluntary activities at Trinity
College, Oxford.
1952
Allan Ledger’s
poem
Olympian
Heroes in Time
was published in
an anthology titled,
Homeland, A
Collection of Poetry
.
1954
Reg Gadney
exhibited his latest
collection of artworks at Gallery
286, London, in March and April
2013.
1961
David Lewis
(Dragon School
Govenor) has written and
produced a local history book
about the community of Cynwyl
Gaeo in Camarthenshire, his
home parish in Wales.
Merfyn Bourne
has written
The Second World War in the
Air – The Story of Air Combat in
Every Theatre of World War Two
.
1964
Professor Sir Mike Richards
formerly National Clinical
Director for Cancer, became the
Chief Inspector of Hospitals for
the Care Quality Commission in
spring 2013.
1967
Nicolas Davies
sent a copy of his
2010 book,
Blood On Our Hands:
The American Invasion and
Destruction of Iraq
to be included
in the OD Library.
1973
In 2013
William F Longrigg
,
President Elect of the
International Academy of
Matrimonial Lawyers, was
awarded the Jordans Award
International Lawyer of the Year.
1974
Anthony Van Oss
has founded
a charity in India, ABCD India,
which helps impoverished
children and their families.
A finalist for the Audie Awards
(audiobook equivalent of an
Oscar) in 2012,
Ralph Lister
is
now narrating audiobooks back-
to-back from his base in the USA.
Ralph plans to avoid the bitter
Michigan winter to record in
warmer destinations as far flung
as S. Florida, Buenos Aires, and
Costa Rica before returning to his
former hometown of L.A. Ralph
welcomes ODs to make contact.
“Stop by if you’re ever in Western
Michigan!”
1978
Jack Bowyer’s
first film
Dark
Hearts
was nominated for the
Best UK Feature Film at the 2012
Raindance Film Festival .
James Hasler’s
time is split
between being a professional
event host (a toastmaster without
“the suit”), a presentation skills
trainer (helping people speak
in environments they may find
uncomfortable, such as in public
or at interview) a professional
voice artist, and a Dad to his
three year-old daughter (by far
the most difficult of all).
1979
Emma Bale
married Richard
Berrecloth on 24
th
August 2012
and became Emma Berrecloth-
Bale. The couple now live in
Kirtlington with their son,
Wolfgang, daughter Ophelia
Daisy (born September 2013),
and enjoy playing polo in
England and Argentina. Emma
published her first novel
The
Deathday Present
in October
2012; a sardonic work of the
speculative fiction genre and her
first novel.
1981
Captain Andrew Betton
(RN) was
awarded an OBE in the 2013 New
Years Honours list.
1983
Henry Dimbleby
and John
Vincent, founders of Leon
Restaurants, were appointed in
2012 to lead a review of school
meals by Education Secretary
Michael Gove.
1986
In 2013
David Mott
was the first
Briton to cross the line in the
Polar Circle Marathon. David
came 8
th
out of 97 runners and
raised over £14,500 for his two
favourite charities.
1988
Quintin Lake
was awarded first
place in the Architecture –
Historic category in the 2012
International Photography
Awards.
Hugh Dancy
is playing Will
Graham, an FBI special
investigator in the new TV series
Hannibal
.
1989
Two Old Dragon families – the
Bullards
and the
Goughs
– have
been united through the marriage
of
Nicola Bullard
to
Andy Gough
.
When Andy first met future
father-in-law, they realised that
their fathers might have been at
the Dragon together. In searching
through an old copy of
The
Draconian
they discovered a photo
and article about a hockey tour
which included both their fathers’
names. The two had been in the
same form and hockey team. Andy’s
father was (Charles) Cameron
Gough 1930-35 who sadly passed
away in May 2009.
There were a total of eight ODs
present and one absent: Andy
Gough (1984-89), Arthur Bullard
(1961-66), Mathew Bullard (1990-
96), Mike Skok (1973-74), Jeremy
Gough (1969-71), James Hallett
(1984-89), Julian Barnett (1984-
89), Mike Bellhouse (1984-89) and
Mike Bolsover (absent 1984-89).
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