The world continues to change. Much has happened since the last issue of DURNOVARIAN, and much will no doubt come to pass before the next. One of the most important aspects of this unending cycle is that we now have a new government. Whether or not this is regarded as a good thing, depends, of course, on one's political opinions, but one thing is undeniable, namely that the educational future of this country is now in greater doubt than ever. If someone were to put to us the old question, "Whither goest thou?", we would be hard put to find an answer. Though there may be many things with which we disagree, for the partakers of the so-called "good life" the world is basically a pleasant place. There is, however, the ever-lamented but ever-present "blacker side". The Viet-Nam war continues, and the problems in Ulster will take time to solve. Those things of which humanity is not proud have been deemed to derive from a lack of education. More than ever before is brought home to us the fact that our world is very much what we make of it. One must hope that in the schools and universities of the world man may find those values and ideals of life for which he is struggling, and which he so desperately needs for any progress towards a better existence.
Mr. BAILWARD came to us in 1960, after a career in the Colonial Civil Service and war service in the Far East, including a long spell in Japanese prisoner of war camps. Not even this terrible experience could take away from him the essential gentleness of his nature; there was no bitterness or rancour in him. The name "Big Jim" seemed apt enough; it could so easily have been "Gentleman Jim", if his dubbers had waited a little to see what lay beyond the generous physical proportions. He was happy enough in the classroom, but happier still on the cricket and hockey field, where his expert knowledge of both games and his skill in coaching the smaller boys laid the secure foundations of successful teams at higher levels in the School. Mr. Bailward had not decided on his future plans, and intended to take some time to think things out. He will be sorely missed by both Staff and pupils, whose friendship and good wishes go with him whatever his future holds in store.
Mr. BAX had been with us since 1957, and we were entitled to look upon him as a fixture - and we were happy to do so. But it must have been a very acute prescience that enticed this cricket-lover away from us to the county which, in the very first few weeks of his residence, carried off the County Championship for the first time for over half a century.
The School's debt to Mr. Bax is a very great one. He had directed the English Department for thirteen years, reserving perhaps his most conspicuous examination results for his very last term with us. From time to time he had discharged with efficiency the many responsibilities which always seem to attach themselves to the senior English post - the administration of the Library, the editorship of the DURNOVARIAN and the production of the School plays. Under his direction the School's fine record in Dramatics was enhanced not only by the excellence of his presentations, but also by his careful choice and wide variety of plays, ranging from Shakespeare, and Ben Johnson's "Every Man in his Humour", and "The Rivals" to the more recent drama of "The Prisoner", "Becket" and Bolt's "A Man for All Seasons". The 1966 production of "Othello" gained a very favourable write-up in The Times.
The Bax era at Heathcote began two years after he had taken the Cricket 1st XI in hand. These two new responsibilities became so closely inter-married that in what seemed to be next to no time Heathcote was taking on and beating the Rest of the School at both cricket and hockey. It must have been a matter of some satisfaction to Mr. Bax that Andrew Sims, his last Head of House, who started with him at Heathcote in 1963. should have ended his School career as Captain of both Cricket and Hockey 1st XIs. Both School and House wish Mr. and Mrs. Bax all good fortune in their new life at Dover.
Our best wishes go to Mr. and Mrs. RYALL, their successors at Heathcote.
The School has also said goodbye to Mr. SWISS, who had taught English for some years on a part-time basis at Wollaston. Since his retirement Mr. Swiss has been seriously ill; we wish him a speedy recovery.
The Science Department has suffered the loss of Mrs. Joan CARLYLE, who had been the Laboratory Assistant for the past two years. She has left on her husband's appointment to a post in Anglesey. She has been succeeded by Miss Christine FOSTER, who comes from Yeovil.
Robert COWLEY taught English for two terms at Wollaston following Mr. Bailward's retirement. We are grateful to him for stepping so nobly into the breach at very short notice.
We have said au revoir to M. Daniel DOGUET, and bienvenu a Dorchester to M. Philippe LEMARCHAND of Caen, our new French assistant.
We welcome the following new members of Staff:
Mr. A. J. MacTAVISH M.A.(Cantab.) as Head of the English Department. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, Bucks, and Downing College, Cambridge, where he was Captain of the Boat Club. During his National Service in 1956-58 he was commissioned in the Royal Artillery, and was an Instructor in the Army Outward Bound School. He comes to us from Reading School where, among other manifold duties, he was the Training Officer in the C.C.F.
Mr. R. C. B. MOLE, B.A.(Oxon), who did a term's teaching practice with us prior to his appointment at Strathallan School, Perthshire. He was educated at Marlborough and Queen's College, Oxford, where he was Captain of Cricket. He is also a strong hockey player. He holds an Honours Degree in Modern History and a Diploma in Education from Oxford.
Mr. J. L. NOVY, B.A.(Kent), with an Honours Degree in English and American Literature and Philosophy, and a Diploma in Education from St. Luke's College, Exeter. Before proceeding to the University of Kent, he was educated at Ilminster Grammar School, Somerset.
Mr. A. G. V. HOMANS, B.Sc.(Birmingham), comes to us as a part-time member of the Chemistry Department. Most of his teaching experience has been gained abroad: from 1946 to 1952 he was at the Institute of Oil Technology at Abadan, Persian Gulf, and from 1952 to 1969 on the staff of the Technical High School, Nairobi, Kenya.
Mr. R. W. WRIGLEY to Miss Susan WHITE-BOWER, at Dorchester.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. B. HAWTHORNE, a daughter, Jennifer Anne.
There have been events in the Canteen, too. Mrs. Stockley has moved on to the Secondary Modern School, after six years of very competent and cheerful service, and Mrs. Graham has completed 25 years on the Canteen Staff. Far too often loyalty such as theirs passes unrecorded; we are all deeply in their debt.
VOLUNTARY SERVICE OVERSEAS.
Ralph Menzies has been selected to serve for a year in Jamaica before going on to university.
The School will wish to congratulate Maxim ROWLANDS (Form III) on being declared a Silver Medallist of the Royal Schools of Music for the year 1970. This is a very rare distinction, being awarded to the candidate obtaining the second highest marks in the Practical Examinations for the whole of Great Britain and Ireland, irrespective of age. This is no mean feat for a twelve-year-old.
Once again, if we were of the complaining sort, we would have ample cause in the discomfort and upheaval caused by the building operations which are in progress. But when these are completed there will be more civilised cloakroom facilities for the boys and more satisfactory accommodation for the secretarial staff. All this will meet a long-standing need. We have already been supplied with four new classrooms at the Main School and two at Wollaston. At long last we can stretch out a little, and the Modern Languages Department have their very own rooms. In the near future the Hut will be converted into an Upper Vlth Common Room and work area. The wind of change is making itself felt.
The number of boys in the School in September, 1970 is 572, the highest total in its history.
It was with a feeling of profound shock that the School learnt on Saturday, 31st October, when this magazine was already in the hands of the printers, of the sudden and untimely death of Sir David WILLIAMS, Bart, of Bridehead.
Sir David had been the chairman of the governors for the past eight years and had presided over the welfare of the School in a significant period in its history. As befitted his office, he had been especially enthusiastic over our quatercentenary celebrations and unsparing in his efforts to make them worthy of the occasion. He had also steered a firm but tactful course in all the negotiations and discussions which have centred around the School's position in whatever scheme will be evolved for the reorganisation of secondary education in Dorchester. At all times he was guided by considerations of what he believed to be in the best interests of the School.
In his passing we have lost a true and faithful friend, and the School takes this opportunity to offer its deepest sympathy to his family in their great sorrow.
A memorial service for Sir David was held in St. George's Church, Fordington, on Monday, 16th November.
A break in tradition took place this year when the Commemoration Service and prizegiving were both held the day before the summer half-term holiday. The change of date made it easier for all second year sixth to be present, since few had left school by then.
The service was held, as is usual, in St. George's Church, Fordington and, although there was little room, all were amused and encouraged by the sermon which was delivered by the Reverend R. C. A. Carey, M.A., Vicar of Claygate, Surrey. He mentioned how the Headmaster had heard him speak on the radio and had booked him immediately for the service.
Prizegiving took place at the Plaza Cinema and was the first full one for two years, last year's function having been shortened.
The Headmaster in his speech strongly denied one of the most likely of recent rumours when he said the school would operate on Saturday mornings in the future. In the absence through illness of Dr. Colin Bailey of Keble College, Oxford, an old boy of the school, the prizes were presented by Major-Gen. Williams, who asked the Head for the traditional whole-day holiday. The cheers were not quite as loud as in previous years, and this was explained by the head boy, Colin Turner, in his speech of thanks. He reminded the Headmaster that we were still waiting for the one left over from the 1969 prizegiving. The Head took note of this and we enjoyed an extra day off at the next half-term; 1970's, however, has not yet been seen.
SOUTH WALKS HOUSE REPORT
At the beginning of the year we welcomed Mr. J. Oakshatt from London University as our new House Tutor. Through his untiring enthusiasm and interest in Natural History he had already contributed much to the life of both house and school, and South Walks now boasts a tropical aquarium and an aviary!
The house was well represented in most of the school teams and examination results were good. Support for school societies continued but diminished towards the end of the year, although several members took part in the Dramatic Society's highly successful production of 'The Tempest' in the Easter term.
At the end of the Xmas term we had our traditional house 'party', which was enjoyed by all, due to excellent organisation.
During the first part of the year there were inter-house games with Southfield and Heathcote on Sunday afternoons and evenings. Natural History Society trips, camps at Okeford Fitzpaine and Osmington and other expeditions were organised by Mr. Oakshatt.
This term the accommodation in the house has been reorganised and the 2nd year Vlth now live apart from the rest of the house in 'the cottage'. The benefits of the system are already evident, and the move is appreciated by all!
We say goodbye to Colin Turner as head of house and school, Nicholas Haine, Wayne Thomas, Nicholas Smart, Quintin Southern, Jonathan Uttley, Jonathan Sage and James Stark, and we welcome Michael Wilson in the 1st year VIth, Philip Filby in the IVth Form, Robin van der Plank in the IIIrd Form, and Kevin Davies, Tristan Sage, Peter van der Plank and Bruce Williams, in the IInd Form.
We would all like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Lewendon and Mr. Oakshatt for their continued support and all they have done for us throughout the year. We hope this year will be equally successful.
P. J. STONE
SOUTHFIFLD HOUSE REPORT
The year 1969-70 was on the whole a successful one for the House. At the beginning of the year we welcomed Mr. Grundy in his new capacity of House Tutor, as well as seven members of the House in the second form:- Bolton, M.; Climie; Harris; Miller; Musto; Straw and Wolf, M.
In the autumn term, a number of boys of the House took part in the play The Tempest, performed by the Dramatic Society under the guidance of Mr. Grundy, parts varying in importance from Stage Management to Fourth Nymph.
At the same time, boys in each year of the House performed for the school in rugby. Although the same cannot be said for hockey, eleven boys performed for the school in either hockey, basketball, or cross-country running: - in some cases in more than one of these sports. In the spring term, and throughout the summer term, efforts were again made to go camping at Sturminster Newton, as frequently as possible, with, unfortunately, mild success. Other activties. such as swimming and canoeing were continued. Towards the end of the spring term, the House was blessed with the advent of the television, which, despite its popularity has not brought about any significant decrease in schoolwork output.
At the end of the year, we lost Mr. Grundy, to Heathcote House, but, in a straight exchange, gained Mr. Winpenny, whom we accordingly welcome to our House.
Our great thanks and sincere best wishes for the future are conveyed to Mr. Grundy; we especially wish him every success at Heathcote.
We also would like to thank the House staff, Matron, Mrs. Hamilton, and the cooks, both past and present, who have all, again, made the good running of the House possible.
The following have left the House: Adams; Bell; Matthews; Salkeld, J.; and Salkeld, S. We all wish them the best of luck in the future.
Last year was a very eventful year in the history of the House. In the summer term, we learnt that Mr. H. M. I. Bax had accepted a post as Head of the English Department at Dover College and so with the announcement of Mr. G. Ryall as his successor, the third generation of Housemasters was born. Then came the news that Mr. E. J. Winpenny was to continue his work as House Tutor with Southfield House at the end of the year, and in his place we welcome Mr. P. Grundy. We realise our musical loss when we reflect on the highly entertaining variety show which was staged for the parents in the modified games hut. A performance of the House's entry for the Dorset Drama League Festival was included in the programme and at this occasion a silver cruet set was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Bax on behalf of parents and boys, past and present, as a token of appreciation for all that they have done for the House.
On the sports field Heathcote was very much in evidence, having the captains of hockey, cross-country running and cricket besides considerable representation in the lower forms. Academically the House appeared to be fair, with mixed results at 'A' level. Our congratulations go to Ben Mercer and Rollo Braham on their entry into Liverpool University and Leicester College of Art respectively.
We say farewell to Andrew Sims who was a very capable Head of House and also to: R. N. St. G. Braham; J. S. N. Bright; B. R. Mercer; C. W. Mouland; N. K. Archer; M. J. D. Lidgey; R. A. D. Moakes: W. Hughes; and J. Richards. In their places we welcome: M. J. Barrett; M. S. Bowman; J. P. Feilder; S. G. Feilder; P. J. Handford; P. A. Harding; I. A. Robertson: P. Thomas.
We hope the coming year will be as successful as the last one.
D. A. NEWNHAM
OLD HARDYEANS' CLUB
NEWS OF OLD BOYS
The following Old Boys have been in the news in one way or another since the last issue of the DURNOVARIAN:-
Derrick BELCHER to Miss Colette O'DONOGHUE at Romford.
Roger BONFIELD to Miss Barbara STEVENS at Dorchester.
Alan BROWN to Miss Helen PRINCE at Clovelly.
Barry BUCKLAND to Miss Gail GREENE in New York.
Roger BURNETT to Miss Melanie TOMKINS at Gloucester.
Richard CUMMINS to Miss Maureen TAYLOR in Manchester.
Simon DALZIEL to Miss Audrey OWEN in Plymouth.
Desmond FARNHAM to Miss Hilary SMITH at Wyke Regis.
David GARSIDE to Miss Christine HERRIDGE at Affpuddle.
Roger GOULD to Miss Kathryn PEEL at Oxshott.
Jeremy HALLETT to Miss Margaret VICKERS at Oxford.
Mark HARDWICKE to Miss Rosemary ASTON at Dorchester.
David HIGGINS to Miss Karen CHEESMER at Kimpton, Herts.
Nigel LAWRENCE to Miss Elizabeth BORTHWICK at Dorchester.
Nigel LINDSAY to Miss Lesley HARVIE at Weymouth.
The wives of the following have made them proud fathers during the past twelve months:
Rodney BURT - a son.
Roger DAVIES - a son, Mark Bowen.
Robert FITCHES - a second daughter.
Martin GILDA - a second daughter, Fiona Jayne
David HAILE - a daughter, Nicola Jane.
Robert JOSLIN - a daughter, Annis.
Andrew MACKENZIE - a daughter, Claire Louise.
Archie MCCULLOCH - a son, John Paul.
Hugh MEYERS - a daughter, Fiona Louise.
Godfrey MOFFATT - a son, Bruce Alexander.
Alan SHADDICK - a daughter, Claire Louise.
Adrian STEAR - a second son, Sebastian Mark, in New York.
David WILLY - a second son, David.
James A. D. ANSON keeps in regular touch and sends his new address - c/o Cooper Bros. & Co., Chartered Accountants, Permanent House, P.O. Box 885, Lusaka,
The ATTRYDE brothers gave us news of their movements last March. Bob came out of the R.A.F. and worked in the Inland Revenue for some ten months. He has now returned to the R.A.F. with the rank of Sergeant and was stationed in March at R.A.F. Topcliffe (near Thirsk, Yorks.) in Coastal Command. Alan, in contrast, was off to warmer climes in connection with his work at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He was on his way to the Aden Embassy, and the South Yemen Republic; thence in June he was going to Dar-es-Salaam, and in August to Khartoum acting, as he put it, as a "Middle East floater". Alec BAILEY has joined the ever-increasing number of Old Hardyeans at Edwards and Keeping's Chartered Accountants' offices.
Leo INGENHAAG is another recent recruit at the same establishment. The school and the club are greatly indebted to this thriving business in Dorchester; all the Club's officials listed above are members of this organisation.
John BARBARA, now M.A. (Cantab), M.Sc. (Birmingham) has been appointed to a Research Demonstratorship at Reading University Department of Microbiology. He is engaged in research (for a Ph.D.) into the Genetics and Immunology of vaccine strains of small-pox viruses.
Peter BARRETT, now Lieutenant in the Royal Corps of Transport is stationed at R.A.F. Waddington, Lines. His younger brother, Michael, has just started at Heathcote.
Andrew BATCHELOR was commissioned in March as a pilot in the R.A.F. at the O.C.T.U. at Henlow, Beds.
The BATSTONES are going strong, as one would expect! Gifford, with his normal medical studies completed, is working for his B.Sc. in Bio-chemistry at Bristol University, and researching into the pathology of hereditary diseases. He took some time off to get married in July. In the meantime, Eric is now M.A. (Cantab.), Ph.D. (Wales), having gained the latter degree at Swansea for his research in Economics. He is now engaged in further research at Sheffield University.
Michael BEALE, on gaining his B.Ed, at Birmingham University, has been appointed to the staff of Downside, where he will be fully occupied with Economics, Cricket and Hockey. He played throughout the series for Dorset in the Minor Counties again this year.
Gwilym BECKERLEGGE has been a regular member of the Jesus College, Oxford 1st VIII this year. During Eights Week the 1st VIII promoted itself into Division I for the first time within living memory, and the College Boats recorded the highest ever total of bumps, 18.
Derrick BELCHER, married and B.Sc. (Hons., Manchester University) is working with A.P.V. in Romford, Essex. We hope he will come down to Dorset soon to tell us all about A.P.V.!
Tim BLAGROVE has been promoted to the Regent Street Branch of the National Westminster Bank. He is thriving on London life.
Roger BONFIELD married Miss Barbara Stevens (grand-daughter of "Ticker" Cole) in August. They have taken up residence in Tilbury, where Roger has a teaching appointment.
Paul BOUCHER in March was appointed to the staff of Hazlemere House, Sparkford; this is the Junior School of King's School, Bruton.
Barry BUCKLAND is keeping himself busy. This summer he gained an Upper II Hons. B.Sc. in Bio-Chemistry at Manchester University, and also got himself married in New York. He is now about to start an M.Sc. course in Bio-Chemistry at London University. His brother, David, has been awarded a very lucrative fellowship for two years by the North East Gas Board.
Cecil BUTLER (who went under other names at South Walks House) was ordained to the priesthood earlier in the year in Salisbury Cathedral. After leaving school, Butler took a course at Kingston Maurward Farm Institute; this was followed by military service, during which he was commissioned in the R.A.M.C. and served in Aden. He and his wife, Maureen, have two small sons.
Robert CARTER has successfully completed his four-year National Diploma Course in Hotel-Keeping and Catering at Highbury Technical College, Portsmouth. He has been appointed Manager of the Dolphin Hotel, Poole.
Keith DALZIEL is now a Flying Officer in the R.A.F. stationed at Lyneham. He obtained a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in 1969. His brother, Simon, is also in the R.A.F., at H.Q. Southern Maritime Air Command at Mount Batten, Plymouth. He proposes to specialise in air photography.
Michael DAVIES is to be congratulated on his appointment as Deputy Police Prosecutor for Dorset and Bournemouth. Local miscreants are keeping him very busy indeed.
Roger DAWE was among those honoured by Mr. Harold Wilson in his resignation honours list; he was awarded the O.B.E. A principal in the Civil Service, he had served as private secretary to Mr. Wilson from 1966 to 1970.
Harry DIKE, after passing out from Sandhurst, was posted to the Royal Corps of Transport. He soon found himself on a junior officers' course learning about transport and engines, followed by a posting to Germany. Here he survived the Westphalian winter well enough to proceed (one never 'goes' anywhere in uniform) to the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth where he has just started Part I of a Degree Course in American Studies, History and Classical Studies. He has still to experience an Aberystwyth winter!
Mike DOWELL, of Edwards and Keeping, has passed the Final Part II Examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Richard DOBSON wrote at Christmas. He is still enjoying life in Canada and gradually becoming used to the winters out there. He has a new address:- 166 Wilson Avenue, Suite 313, Toronto 380, Ontario.
Barry FOX has spent two months visiting the U.S.A. sponsored by the Sir Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. On his return he will write a thesis on what he sees of the dustman's work in American cities. His photograph appeared in the Sunday Telegraph at the end of August.
Tony FOX, younger son of S.A.F. has been appointed manager of the $15 million new plant set up by Polymer of Sarnia (Ontario) at Chattanooga, Tennessee. This is a most responsible post, and Tony is to be warmly congratulated on his appointment while still only in his mid-thirties.
David FRISBY, having gained his B.Tech. (Hons.) in Applied Biology is staying on at King's College, London to work for a Ph.D. degree.
The GASTER brothers. John, who left school in 1956, is still employed by the Bank of England, which he joined after taking his Economics degree at Cambridge. But he is now having the best of both worlds, because while he is drawing his salary from the Bank he is pursuing a two-years' M.Sc. (Economics) course at the London School of Economics, all expenses paid by the Bank! The course is highly mathematical, which reflects the increasing importance of Maths in the world of economics. John is married and has two small daughters. Paul, who left in 1965. following his Dip. A.D. in Graphic Design at Manchester, is now working in Metalbox at Ealing, and is very happy in his work.
Christopher graduated B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry at Manchester University this year, and is now looking for a job.
Tony GODWIN is to be congratulated on his appointment as a Planning Officer in the Washington New Town Development. County Durham.
Nigel GREEN, on attaining his B.Sc. (Hons.) at Sussex University has been appointed to a post with Burroughs Computers.
Keith HEWITT in January completed his two-year Craft Apprenticeship at No. 1 Radio School. R.A.F. Locking. Weston-Super-Mare. On the completion of his training he was awarded the Philip Sassoon Flying Award: this award is made to apprentices selected by the A.O.C.inC. Training Command and consists of flying instruction at a civilian flying club, at the end of which a pupil normally reaches a private pilot's licence standard.
Michael HANDSCOMBE is now working as a buyer with Sainsburys Ltd., London.
Mark HARDWICKE again captained the Dorset Cricket XI in the Minor Counties Championship; notice of his marriage is given elsewhere.
Peter R. HARRIS became a partner in the firm of Edwards & Keeping. Chartered Accountants last September. He is now the Old Hardyeans' Hon. Treasurer.
Robert HAYES wrote in just as we were going to press. He seems to be very fit as he comes up to the beginning of his third year at university. He had seen a great deal of "Bluey" HORNE during the summer. Home is still intent on becoming a teacher even if it means getting some 'A' levels to qualify. He is very anxious to re-establish contact with his school friends; his address is unchanged:- 31 The Valley, Bemerton Heath, Salisbury, Wilts.
S. HOPEWELL (1933-1942), son of "Skipper", is Headmaster of the Fryerns School, Basildon, a 1,500-strong comprehensive. (We are sorry that we do not know what the S. stands for).
Ian JEFFERY is now at the R.N. Engineering College, Plymouth, working towards his B.Sc. finals in June, 1971. When all that is over he hopes to go to sea as a Weapons Electrical Officer.
Richard JESTY is engaged in the Market Research Department by Readers' Digest in London.
J. C. JOY is assistant accountant at the Midland Bank, Guildford.
David KELLY, a fully-qualified Chartered Accountant joined Parnell, Fitzpatrick, Rapier & Co., in St. Lucia, West Indies in October, 1969.
Godfrey LANCASHIRE plays as a regular member of Barclay's Bank 1st Hockey XI. He is now at the Richmond branch of the Bank.
Matias LANDSHOFF who was at school during the Second World War, wrote to the Headmaster this term inquiring about education in general and boarding in particular. He has a boy coming up to 10 with an I.Q. rating which would "perhaps allow a curtailed and concentrated curriculum". It looks as if he is a little out of touch with modern trends in education, with its discouragement even of streaming! In case any O.H. wants to write to him. his address is: Rua Tres Rios 70, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
David LEE left Radipole in July to take up the post of port chaplain to the Mission to Seamen at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Godfrey LEE, writing in January, said that he was hoping to return to a career in forensic science as a senior scientific officer, and that he had made an application to the Metropolitan Police Forensic Science Laboratory.
Peter LOCK has done well at Exeter University. He was awarded the History Department Prize (one of two for the best degrees within the Department). Following his upper second, he has gained an Exeter University Scholarship, which will enable him to read for a higher degree by thesis. In the first instance he has to register for an M.A. degree, but those who know Lock are convinced that this will turn into a Ph.D. in due course.
Martin LISEMORE is becoming well known as a B.B.C. producer. Quite recently he came sucessfully through his most searching test with Dorset viewers in his production of Hardy's "The Woodlanders".
Andrew MACKENZIE, now a proud father, has moved from Rochester and is now teaching in a large comprehensive school at Basingstoke.
Algernon MELHUISH was awarded the M.B.E. in January. He has been working as a civil engineer with the Crown Agency in Uganda, and is now the Deputy Assistant Engineer in Chief in Entebbe, where he lives with his wife Carrie, and his two sons. (J.O.R. was particularly gratified to read of this honour, as Algy was in the first Latin class that he ever took, in 1935, at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, Bucks. The Melhuish family moved to Dorchester about a year later).
John MORLEY has gained the degree of Ph.D. from Loughborough University for research in the field of electrochemistry. On obtaining his first degree Morley spent two years with I.C.I. Ltd., Mond Division at Runcorn, Cheshire, before returning to Loughborough. He has now taken up an appointment with Dupont Co. (U.K.) Ltd. in Northern Ireland.
Howard PARKER (1964-1969) is in his final year of studies at Exmouth Comprehensive School. He will be taking 'A' levels in English, Latin and German in 1971.
Michael PERHAM, who left school about five years ago, has gained an open Exhibition for Theology at Keble College, Oxford, and will be starting his studies this October.
Jonathan PULLEN is now a resident master at Edinburgh House, New Milton.
Gordon SANSON is still at the University of Western Australia, Perth, which he entered in 1967 with a Kingsley Fairbridge Scholarship. A letter in February from the Director of the Fairbridge Society reports that "due to an unfortunate trouble with his eyes he lost a little time at the beginning of his sudies and is therefore splitting his third year as a split year, and is now proceeding into his fourth year in Science (Zoology). His results have been very satisfactory and it has been recommended that he should study for a Master of Science Degree in 1971".
Edward Martin SCOTT who gained a commission as Lieutenant in the R.N.R. and qualified as a Navigator and obtained a Master Foreign-going Certificate of Competence, has now joined the British Rail organisation at Weymouth: he is serving as Second Officer on the T.S.S. Sarnia.
Richard SONLEY, of Edwards & Keeping, has passed the Final Part I examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Richard STACEY (1964-1969) after a short spell at County Hall, has joined the Railway Signalling department of the Westinghouse Brake and Signal Company at King's Cross. All being well, he will be fully qualified in four years' time.
F. J. THOMAS (1938-1945) wrote from Kampala, Uganda, requesting news of his contemporaries. Any who would like to get in touch with him should write to the Hon. Secretary, O.H. Club for his address. (Does one assume that he knows Melhuish, who would have been only a little senior to him at school?).
Bob WRIGHT is employed as a Systems Analyst in the Scientific and Engineering Group of the Computer Branch of the C.E.G.B. in Birmingham.
Michael YARRAM, now a Flying Officer in the supply branch of the R.A.F., is spending his first three months of service life at R.A.F. Upwood, prior to his first posting. After gaining his B.A. (Hons.) at the London School of Economics, he spent two years with British Leyland, which he found frustrating and highly impersonal. He hopes that life in the R.A.F. will be much more congenial.
When we had reached the proof-reading stage, we received news of Peter GARLAND, who left school in about 1953. He has now been appointed to the Chair of
Bio-Chemistry at Dundee University.
Dr. Garland, who went up to Cambridge with an Exhibition in Natural Sciences, graduated B.A., M.B., B.Chir., and was also awarded a Blue for athletics, being the Cambridge first string in the javelin event. He then obtained registration as M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., from King's College Hospital, London, in 1958. and, returning to Cambridge on research, he took his Ph.D. in 1964. Since then he has held successively the posts of lecturer and reader in bio-chemistry at Bristol University. He was awarded the gold medal for the most outstanding bio-chemist under 35 in 1968 and during 1969 he was the visiting professor at the Johnson Research Foundation in Pennsylvania University.
Garland's current research interest includes biogenesis of intercellular membranes and bioenergetics. We heartily congratulate Dr. Garland on his brilliant career during the first 36 years of his life; there is still time for him to achieve quite a lot more!