The OD Issue 3 - page 21

2014 · ISSUE 3
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OD NEWS
1989
James Peach
has over the last
few years been working with
another OD -
Mike Richards
(OD
1964) who, until spring 2013, was
the National Clinical Director
for Cancer. James is the Director
for Stratified Medicine at Cancer
Research UK, and together James
and Mike worked on the national
strategy for cancer and the recent
policy for cancer genetic testing.
1990
In 2012
Robin Wong
worked
with Google Creative Lab
and the Science Museum in
London to create Web Lab
(
, an
interactive series of experiments
at the Science Museum that
anyone with an internet
connection can join in with – live.
1991
OD brothers
Joe
(1994) and
Robin
(1991)
Bennett’s
band,
The Dreaming Spires, released its
first album
Brothers in Brooklyn
in 2012.
Luke Parker Bowles
is Executive
Vice President of Production for
Open Road Integrated Media,
a digital content company that
publishes and markets ebooks
by creating connections between
authors and their audiences
across all screens.
1993
Frances Houghton
won gold in
the double sculls at the World
Cup at Eton Dorney in June 2013.
1994
Tom Hiddleston
won The Times
Breakthrough Award at the 2013
South Bank Sky Arts Awards in
January.
1995
Sam Waley-Cohen
won the King
George VI Chase on Long Run at
Kempton on Boxing Day 2012.
The race is the second biggest and
most prestigious national hunt
race after the Cheltenham Gold
Cup.
Cassie Cooper’s
wedding and
event planning business, Three
Graces Events, was featured in
The Oxford Times
in February
2013.
1996
Jasper Hadman
ran the 79-mile
Jurassic Coast Challenge in
March 2013 to raise funds to
build a netball court in Malawi
in memory of his sister, Grace
(OD 2004), who died tragically in
2009. Jasper and his team mates
have raised £10,600 towards their
appeal.
Walter Stewart-Brown
won
Oxfordshire Cotswolds Tourism
Award in June 2013. Just nine
months into his first job, at the
Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park
Hotel, he impressed visitors
enough to win the Tourism
Superstar prize.
2004
Ludo Bennett-Jones
completed
his challenge to sail around the
UK, and became the youngest
and fastest person to do so. Ludo
raised money for Sport Relief
2012 and the Ellen MacArthur
Cancer Trust.
2005
Douglas Swift
is in his second
year at the University of
Pennsylvania. President of the
UPENN Rugby Club, he has
played in the Ivy League Sevens
in Las Vegas and reached the
fifteen-a-side semi-finals,
narrowly losing to Brown
University. Doug has declared
a major point in History and
Economics.
Jess Riley
passed her 3rd year
Vet exams at Bristol University
with merit. Jess spent the summer
in Kenya, working with a vet
at Lewa Downs Conservancy,
which specialises in rhino. The
Knatchbull Foundation funded
part of this exciting opportunity,
as the conservancy also links with
a number of local schools. Jess
will complete two more years of
her course in Bristol.
2007
Alexander Hearne
was awarded
a Cambridge Blue for cricket in
summer 2013.
In June 2013
Alexander Goldin
organised a cycling festival in
Oxford with friend Tom Maxwell,
a Cherwell School pupil, to
celebrate and promote cycling in
Oxford.
Peter Shannon
took part in a
charity cycle ride of 1,530-mile
from Athens to London in aid of
the John Radcliffe Hospital Neuro
ITU Ward in June 2013.
Parker Liautaud
began his
expedition to the Antarctic in
December 2013. His journey
can be followed online at www.
willisresilience.com.
British racing driver
Sean
Walkinshaw
, after only three full
seasons of competitive action at
any level, will once again compete
in the European Formula 3 Open
in 2014.
1999
Max Irons
starred as King
Edward IV in a major BBC
adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s
bestselling novel
The White
Queen.
Leo Johnson
who runs The
Rickety Press pub in Jericho,
Oxford, was delighted to receive a
Michelin Bib Gourmand award in
September 2013.
Robert Swift
is working as a
geologist for Shell in Houston
following his degree at Trinity
College Dublin and a Masters
in Geology at The Ohio State
University.
2000
Alexander Nally
screened his
debut feature film at the North
Wall Arts Centre in Oxford in
February 2013.
2001
Guitarist
Manus Noble
released
his first album,
Nightshade
in
2013. He reached the finals in
the Young Classical Artists Trust
(YCAT) auditions in May 2013.
Ed Swift
is teaching religion and
theology at Dulwich College and
enjoying it immensely. He is also
an Assistant Housemaster of
Ivyholme, a sixth form boarding
house.
2002
Louis Gill
continues to intern for
the Liberal Democrats – he is
currently Parliamentary Assistant
to Baroness Shirley Williams of
Crosby.
Ben Lamb
played the role of
Anthony Rivers alongside Max
Irons in the BBC adaptation of
Philippa Gregory’s bestselling
novel
The White Queen.
2003
Usman Nizami
ran in the
Barcelona Marathon in March
2013. Having spent time in
Syria, Usman raised £885 in
donations towards Médecins
Sans Frontières, one of the
largest international medical
humanitarian organisations,
which operates in over 65
countries across the world,
including conflict-torn Syria.
Anna Alcock
has spent her gap
year travelling in South Africa,
on the border of Mozambique,
working on a game reserve
and teaching English. She also
visited Australia – travelling,
working the polo season and
gaining work experience with
Inglis Bloodstock Ltd. On the
way home she took in both San
Francisco and New York.
2008
Niall Keown
has been selected for
the England U18 Football Squad
and is in the Reading F.C. Senior
Reserve Team.
Tom George
is at Radley
College. In August Tom rowed
in the GB Rowing Team’s junior
men’s eight at the World Junior
Championships in Bulgaria where
his team won the bronze medal.
Isabel Ogilvie-Smith
launched
a musical theatre group in 2012
which had a sell-out run of
West Side Story
at the Pegasus
Theatre in Oxford. In summer
2013 she also directed
Guys and
Dolls
there. Her group is a social
enterprise run entirely by 16-21
year olds.
Ellise Lister
was awarded the
Tang Award to the sixth form at
Wycombe Abbey in 2012.
Harriet Stringer
loves being at
Stowe. She is enjoying the new
equestrian centre with daily
lessons or spends time hacking
around the hundreds of acres of
grounds. She works hard too!
Alfred Hardman
and
Eddie Cecil
are in the Lower VI with her.
2009
Jack Lane
is enjoying life at Eton.
He is studying double maths,
chemistry and physics with a
view to studying engineering or
materials science at university,
hopefully at Oxbridge. He is
playing lots of sports, noticeably
cricket, football and Eton’s field
game and will be performing in
a house play this term. One of
his highlights of 2012 was a three
week trip to Greenland with the
Eton Expedition Society. Thank
you to the Nicholas Knatchull
Travel Fund for the travel grant!
2011
Wills Murray
is in his 2nd year
at Radley College and is enjoying
the boarding experience. He
is playing lots of sport and
particularly loves the rugby,
football and hockey seasons.
Outside school, Wills is sailing
in an RS Feva and competes
nationally and internationally.
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