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Tom Piper

, Theatre Designer and

designer of the Tower Poppies

display was awarded an MBE in

the 2015 New Years Honours list

for services to Theatre and First

World War Commemorations.


Poppy Elizabeth Rushworth


daughter to Rebecca and Paul

Rushworth was born November



Brent Hoberman

was awarded

a CBE in the 2015 New Years

Honours for services to



Geoffrey Stanford

has been

appointed Deputy Head

Co-Curriculum at Sevenoaks

School having spent nearly six

years as a boarding Housemaster

and Head of Economics and

Business at Pangbourne College.


James Schall

is, in addition to

salaried work, Head of Marketing

for Oxford City Stars Ice Hockey

team and Ambassador for Video

Games Charity, ‘Special Effect’.


Alexander Swanson

has had a 10

year career as an infantry officer,

followed by a stint in private security

in the Middle East. He was part of

the management team providing

security for the Olympic Park and is

now running his own consultancy

offering risk management and

security design advice. He lives in

Berkshire, and is married to Emma

with two children.


Michael Wiluan

has been

nominated Chairman of the

Singapore International Film



Jessica Taylor

, daughter to Beth

Taylor (Woodeson) and Ben Taylor

was born 10 September 2013.


Alexander Verey

is Head of English

at Sunningdale Prep School. His

first child, Otto Verey was born

towards the end of 2014.


Tim Conibear

is the founder

and director of the multi-award

winning Waves for Change Surf

Therapy initiative.

Waves for Change provides

surf therapy programmes to

victims of violence and abuse

in South Africa’s most unstable

township communities. It does

this by training local community

members as child and youth

care workers and surf lifesavers

in communities with no history

of ocean culture and limited

child protection services. It is

supported by Comic Relief,

the Laureus Sport for Good

Foundation and has won Tim

an Ashoka fellowship.

On the 26th July, Tim

and founding member Apish

Tshetsha are flying to London

to take part in the 3rd annual

Stand up for Good challenge, in

support of Waves for Change.

The event is a Stand Up Paddle

festival for all level of paddler

with an after party sponsored

by Harbour Beer. A 26 mile

marathon is the challenge for the

more adventurous, with a mass

participation short course for

the new-comer.




Naji Abu Nowar

(OD 1995)


Rupert Lloyd

(OD 1994) are

thrilled to announce that the

multi-award winning Jordanian

feature film, THEEB, will be

released across the UK on the 14

AUGUST. THEEB, directed and

co-written by Naji Abu Nowar,

made its World Premiere debut

at the 71st Venice Film Festival

and won the Orizzonti Award for

Best Director. “We spent a year

living and working in Wadi Rum

with the last settled Bedouin

tribe in Jordan. They were our

cast, we developed script with

them, they built our props and

found our locations. All the

music for the film was based on

traditional Bedouin melodies, so

they really are the co-authors of

the film and not the subjects. It is

rare to have a UK release for an

Arabic language film, so it is very

important that we try to make

the most of this opportunity.”


In 2014

Jasper Hadman

(OD 1996)

and Tom Badham-Thornhill walked

for ten days along the historic

Hamilton Road from Erbil, to

the Iranian border. They spoke to

people they met about the horrors

of the genocide under Saddam

Hussein and their thoughts on the

current situation in the region under

the Kurdish government. They are

producing a documentary which

will explore the region and its people

from a unique personal perspective.


Reddy Vikash

is pursuing a PhD

in Education Policy at Teachers

College, Columbia University in

New York.


Zara Crockett

walked the Camino

de Santiago in May 2015 to raise

funds for Barts Charity where

her brother Jason (OD 1994) was




Dominic Gordon

is in the

process of launching his new

business in The Lake District

offering exclusive, luxury self-

catering accommodation.



Lucy Eaton

(Evans) is now a

professional actress, and runs

her own theatre company called

Go People. She writes, “We have

a business branch which offers

Private Theatre. This is a service

in which we bring a group of

players to a host’s home, and

perform a professional standard

production in their very own

living room, for the enjoyment

of the host and their guests.’


Robin Stevens

has been awarded

Waterstones 2015 winner of best

young fiction with her debut novel,

Murder Most Unladylike



Freda Gye

is a teacher at Pinewood

School. She will become co-Head

of English in September 2015.


In 2014

Alexander Radkovskiy

was selected for the Kent County

Junior A shooting team (smallbore

.22 target rifle).


Charles Innes

is studying for

his A levels at Milton Abbey. He

is developing a keen interest in

photography and plays for the

2nd XI at football.


Bronwen Thomson

is currently

studying at Oundle School in

Lower Sixth.

She has completed her AS level

exams and has decided to take a

gap year during 2016/17.She enjoys

teaching and working with children

and would like to find a school

which takes gap year students in a

similar way to the Dragon.

If there are any ODs with

connections to schools in South

Africa or particularly Australia

she would be very grateful to hear

more about them. Please contact

the OD Office with any info:


Christian Deverall

is continuing

to perform on stage at Sevenoaks

School - Les Miserables was a big

production that he enjoyed. He is

developing a jazz songs repetoire

and continues playing the trumpet.

He is in the Chess team (1st) and

also in the tennis squad (a’s) and

football (A/B).


Edward McEvedy

is at Rugby

School and is making the most of

the sports opportunities that are

on offer. He has played against

several other ODs in neighbouring

schools. He has taken part in the

D of E expedition; performed in

two school plays and skied on the

annual ski trip.


Last September many ODs, current

Dragons, parents and staff cycled

through the villages near Islip in

memory of Felix Byam Shaw. The

cycle ride was a testament to the

high esteem in which he was held

by all who knew him.

Last year’s cycle ride raised a

large amount for the Meningitis

Research Foundation and this year

his friends would like to repeat

a similar event on Sunday 6th

September in aid of The Felix Byam

Shaw Foundation.

This year Jane, Justin and Dan

would like the bike ride to be in aid

of The Felix Byam Shaw Foundation

which they have set up to create and

support social projects which reflect

Felix’s interests and values.

The Foundation website is:


The first of the projects, Felix’s

Food Bank, in association with

the Evening Standard and the

Independent newspapers, will

address acute food poverty and food

wastage in London and Liverpool.

For information about the

Foundation please contact