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2017 · ISSUE 6



partner and their naughty

Jack Russell terrier, Moja,

or surfing at her favourite



Maxine Mackintosh


joined the World Economic

Forum’s Global Shapers

Community and the Youth

Health Parliament for her

work in digital health,

data science research and

support of women working

in technology.

Agnes Meath Baker

received British Film

Council Funding of £10,000

and has produced her

second short film,


and her Choir

. Agnes’s first


Balsa Wood

, won Best

Film at the Polish Film

Festival, Regio Fun.


Flora Donavan

is a post-

graduate law student. She

was a Work Placement

Student of the Year

Nominee in 2015 for

her work in Columbia

while at the University of

Leeds. Flora has received a

number of academic awards

including the prize for best

Spanish or Portuguese

dissertation; a prize for

excellence combining a

joint honours in a language

and a political subject; a

CSR research prize and a

scholarship to the University

of Law (London).


The Dragon now has its

very own Viking:



played Torvi in the

historical television series,


, created for the

History Channel.


Marcus Payne


the RS Feva National

Junior Squad for sailing.

In 2012 he came second

at the RS Feva national

championships and

competed in the world

championships. He came

third in the Eric Twiname

team racing championships

in Fireflies. Marcus now

has his sailing instructor

certificate, power boat

level 2, first aid and this

year completed his race

coach certificate. Marcus

is now at Nottingham

Trent University reading

International Relations.

Francis Stanford

went to

Gambia for four months

in January with a charity

called Crosslinks. He was

joined by a team of 11 gap

year students. Francis is

working in the community,

teaching in a school and

helping the local churches.


Horatio Hirst


the First XI at the Dragon

and has played for the local

Oxford City Football Club

along with the Oxfordshire

county side. In December

2016, Horatio had a three-

day trial with Sheffield

United and was offered

an 18-month professional

contract. He has played for

the under 18s and under

23s and most recently won

the under 18s northern

league along with the under

18 league 2 cup. Horatio

has returned to Oxford

to complete his A Levels

and will travel back up to

Sheffield to start the new

season. His dream is to be

involved with the first team

at Sheffield United as they

re-enter the Championship.


The Felix Project, in

memory of a much missed


Felix Byam Shaw


is going from strength

to strength. Based on

the inspirational Oxford

Food Bank model, which

delivers £20 of fresh food

for every £1 it raises in

donations, The Felix

Project focuses on good-

quality, fresh food, working

as an intermediary between

supermarkets and charities,

rather than directly with


Olivia Strickland


now playing hockey at

international level. She

has played for Wales U18

against Switzerland U18

and against Scotland U18,

setting up one of the goals

against the Scots. Olivia has

now selected to represent

The Hockey Wales

Challengers vs. Scotland

U21 in a three match series

on 3-6 July 2017.


Back in Year 6,



declared that

he was going to learn to

ride a unicycle. In typical

Dragon style, he achieved

his goal and has since

cycled from Cambridge

to Oxford to raise money

for charity. Uni to Uni on

a Uni! Despite driving

rain, wind and cold, Tom

covered 100 miles for

Breast Cancer Research

in memory of his granny.

Tom Klenerman is now

undertaking another ride

for Wateraid, unicycling

100 miles, coast to coast

alongside Hadrian’s Wall.

He had already raised

enough for 28 taps in


Star Performers

Our most famous Old Dragon Thespians

have been busy over the past few months.

BBC spy drama, The Night Manager,

scooped several awards at the 74th

Golden Globe Awards ceremony.



won best actor and



(1972) best supporting actor.

Tom Hollander

(1980) also starred in the

series and was awarded a BAFTA for

Best Supporting Actor.

Hugh Laurie


joined the likes of Marlon Brando, Frank

Sinatra and Muhammad Ali with a star

on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Max Irons

(1999) featured prominently

in ITV’s new Sunday night series

‘Tutankhamun’, while

Jack Whitehall

(2011) did Evelyn Waugh proud in

Decline and Fall. According to The

Spectator, “...he (Jack) has produced a

performance, his most mature to date,

entirely in the service of the part — which

is to say, self-effacing, mildly bewildered,

almost cipher-like in its modesty.”

Emma Watson

(2003) was awarded the

Inspiration prize at the 2016 Harper’s

Bazaar Women of the Year Awards –

she dedicated her win to women who

help and support others all over the

world. Emma, is UN Women Goodwill

Ambassador. She also launched the

HeforShe campaign to address gender




Sophia de Rivaz


Rayleigh Gilbert at St

Peter’s Church Petersham

on 27 May 2017.


Rupert Budge


Sarah Maxwell on 8

April 2017 at St George’s

Hanover Square.

Rupert now works in

Corporate Finance at a

US investment bank, JP


Annabel Oddie


Benjamin Chivers on

20 August 2016 at her

parents’ house in Little

Milton, Oxfordshire.

They are expecting their

first baby in May.

Lucy McClelland

married Rory Pollock

on 22 October 2016 at

Gordonstoun. Annabel

Oddie was Lucy’s

bridesmaid and Lucy

was Annabel’s.


Ben Lamb


Louise Coles at

Merriscourt in Sarsden,

near Chipping Norton

on 26 November 2016.

ODs Minoo Dinshaw,

Michael Dent and Eddie

King were there.


Congratulations to:


Edward Hall

and his

wife, Hannah, on the

birth of their daughter,

Esmeralda, on 13

January 2017.

Clemmie Gilbert

, née

Andrewes, and her

husband, Johnny, on the

birth of their daughter

Emmeline, on 14

December 2016.


Philip Mott

and his

wife Joline, on the birth

of Annabelle in 2016,

joining Leonie and

Oliver. The family live in


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