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Henry Disney

has produced a new

book of poetry,

Come What May


Work on my Stag was also

successful, it drives (and sounds)

like a happy dream and now

we’re ready to go. Was it Henry

the Fifth who said, “I see you

stand like greyhounds in the

slips, straining upon the start, the

game’s afoot.” Hardly straining but

both car and owner are ready for

a bit of an outing, so how about

a 2000 mile challenge - a drive

from my Devon home to Lands

End, then to John O’Groats and

back home again? My son Henry

(another OD) thinks it’s a good

idea; he’ll be my companion,

navigator and co-driver. We hope

to photograph a few landmarks

on the way: Lands End, Plymouth

Hoe, Blenheim Palace, Bletchley

Park and a few other interesting

sights along the way. No, we

won’t be breaking any records,

just a leisurely ten-day jaunt from

15-25 June. We hope to raise a

modest sum for Cancer Research




Richard Sorabji

was knighted in

the Queen’s Birthday Honours

2014 for services to Philosophical



Ian Senior

has written

Time and

Energy - Why both are running out



Henry Marsh

published his book, ‘Do No

Harm: Stories of Life, Death and

Brain Surgery’ in 2014.


In August 2014

Jeremy Cosmo


moved to Kilifi in Kenya,

taking his furniture making

business with him. He writes,

“There are a number of very

talented Africans who would

welcome the opportunity to

join an apprentice scheme to

learn about design, making

and developing a business.

Quite happy to take the plunge

and see what happens. Time

to give something back. I shall

be living in Kilifi on the coast,

north of Mombasa.”



Philip Donald

has been living in

Chile and Argentina since 1993.


Hugo Rittson-Thomas

has a

new book, ‘Secret Gardens of

the Cotswolds’ and features

Hugo’s photography alongside a

wonderfully written history of

20 exclusive Cotswold gardens

by the renowned garden writer,

Victoria Summerley.




In 2013

David Cairns

was made

Commandeur de l’Ordre des

Arts et des Lettres, by the French

Minister of Culture (having

previously been an Officier).


Tim May

(TD, CBE) has recently

retired as Inspiration, and

Vice-Chairman, of the recently-

opened Soldiers of Oxfordshire

Museum in Woodstock.


Charles Stisted

writes, ‘I sailed

to the Bahamas and then to

Maryland with my beloved

wife Felicity in the late 60s and

ended up settling on a farm in

Maryland, to raise children and

horses. After the recent passing

of my wife I have been writing

an autobiography and have

enjoyed discovering the Dragon

School website.’


James Stevenson

writes, ‘In

November 2012 I rescued a

very early Mark One Triumph

Stag, first registered in August

1970. The car was fit for the

scrap heap, so much so that rust

threatened to break it into two

half-stags. Restoration by local

specialists started in 2013. I am

also quite an early model myself


In April 2013 my own

restoration started when I was

diagnosed as suffering from

lung cancer. Thanks to first class

treatment by NHS doctors and

nurses at Derriford Hospital in

Plymouth my condition has been

stabilized and I’m feeling great.


In August 2014

Edmund Wigram

published his first book in Italian

in Italy,

Il Tredicesimo Discepolo


The Thirteenth Disciple




Richard Stanley-Baker


‘I am presently retired and living

in Zhuhai, Guangdong province.

All the very best to all of you.’


In 2013

Tim Cawkwell


a revised edition of his book


New Filmgoer’s Guide to God


Originally published in 2004,

this new edition explores the way

religious narrative has produced a

number of masterpieces from such

major film-makers as Bresson,

Dreyer, Rossellini, Tarkovsky,

but also to reflect on the way the

core ideas of Christianity such

as salvation, martyrdom and

redemption continue to surface

in films.

In 2013 he set up his own

imprint, Sforzinda Books, as an

outlet for his publishing. From

1998 to 2005, he was Chapter

Steward of Norwich Cathedral.


Cressida Dick

, QPM Assistant

Commissioner, Metropolitan

Police Service was awarded a CBE

in the 2015 New Years Honours

list, for services to Policing.


Tom Marriott

lives in Suffolk with

his wife, three children and two

dogs. He plays hockey and real

tennis in the national league. His

son Arthur went to the Dragon

as did his niece Lily. His nephew

Sam is still there.

He runs a company which

manufactures, supplies and

erects eco sustainable commercial

and residential buildings


Victoria Cooper

(Pryor) is living

in Suffolk with her family as a

self-employed artist.


On 31st December 2013



retired as Vicar of

St Andrew’s, Chippenham.


Frederick Alden

writes, ‘I have

lived in Bournemouth for over 35

years and am just retiring from

my business. I re-married in 2006

and continue to enjoy sailing,

both racing and cruising.’