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SELECT LastName, FirstName, HousesAndDetails, YearFrom, YearTo, DisplayYears, Description, LinkAddress1, LinkDescription1, LinkTitle1, LinkAddress2, LinkDescription2, LinkTitle2, LinkAddress3, LinkDescription3, LinkTitle3, LinkAddress4, LinkDescription4, LinkTitle4, LinkAddress5, LinkDescription5, LinkTitle5, LinkAddress6, LinkDescription6, LinkTitle6, LinkAddress7, LinkDescription7, LinkTitle7, LinkAddress8, LinkDescription8, LinkTitle8, LinkAddress9, LinkDescription9, LinkTitle9, LinkAddress10, LinkDescription10, LinkTitle10, SectionSecondary, Id, WhereAreTheyNow FROM OBInfo Where LastName<>'' and SectionPrimary = 'B' order by LastName, FirstName
BAGNALL, Adam 1997–2004 (La B, Pe B, Gr W)

Computer Science student, Kent University

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BAILEY, Jack 1941–1978 (Ma B)

Cricketer. Secretary, MCC

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BAILLIE, Ian Cameron 1953–1960 (CH)

Tropical agriculturalist

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BAINE, John 1968–1975 (La B)

Goldstone Ghosts is a book of football poems by Brighton and Hove Albion's in-house bard Attila the Stockbroker (Basil Baine, La B 68-75), who calls it 'the story in verse of our battle to save our club from greedy moneymen and a celebration of our recent renaissance.' It's available for £3.50 including postage and packing from PO Box 668, Portslade, East Sussex BN42 4BG. Cheques should be made payable to John Baine.

February 2001 "Attila the Stockbroker" (Basil Baine, La B 68-75) has been appointed poet-in-residence at Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.

Performance poet -

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BAINES, Thomas R 1912–1916 (Ba A)

Zoologist in Canada

Biography

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BAKER, Augustine 1587–1590 (CH)

Benedictine mystic and author

Profile

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BAKER, Charlotte 1994–2001 (LH A, Gr E)

Details on Grecians 2001 website

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BAKER, Derek 1943–1950 (La A, Headmaster 1979-85)

Historian

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BAKER, Simon 1983–1990 (La A)

Countertenor

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BALDWIN of BEWDLEY, Earl 1970–1974 (Viscount Corvedale, Horsham Staff)

BALDWIN - Sally (Countess Baldwin of Bewdley), died aged 59 at Sobell House, Oxford, in the early hours of Friday 22nd June, with spirit undimmed after a long and heroic fight against breast cancer. Much loved and sorely missed by Edward [Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, formerly Viscount Corvedale, Horsham Staff 70-74], Ben, James and Mark. Funeral and cremation in Oxford and interment at Wilden will both be private; a celebration concert will take place in the autumn. Donations if desired to the Hon. Treasurer of The Speedwell Trust at 26 Hamilton Road, Oxford OX2 7PZ.

Elected hereditary peer

Link to "Cambridge Catalogue" showing the "Baldwin Papers" book outline and purchase

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BALSTON, William (CH circa 1770)

Papermaker

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BAMFO, Sandra 1995–2002 (Ba B, Gr W, Senior Grecian)

Law student, Reading University

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Band: Nately, London-based rock band

Nately, a London-based rock band involving Niall Barker (Pe B/Pe A 84-91), Will Shallcross (Mid B/Mid A 84-91) and Alex Selby-Boothroyd (Mid B/Mid A 84-91)

Nately's band homepage

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BANKES AMERY, William 1896–1899 (Wd 9)

Civil servant

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BANNER, Bronwen 1992–1997 (Ba B)

Information

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BANYARD, Rev Edmund 1932–1937 (Pe A)

Reaching for the Infinite (National Christian Education Council, £13) is a prayer anthology (based on the Revised Common Lectionary) compiled by the Rev Edmund Banyard (PA 32-37).

Nonconformist minister

Christian Education site (scroll to foot of page)

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BARBER, Ben 1996–2003 (OB, Senior Grecian)

Student, Southampton University

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BARBER, Hettie (Hertford Staff 1930s, Horsham Staff 1940s)

Mention in Old Blue Scientists Reminisce - extensive report on Science Teaching at CH.

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BARDSLEY, Grant 1978–1985 (Ma A)

Actor

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BARKER, William George (CH circa 1815)

Navigator

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BARKWAY, Jeremy Henry 1934–1941 (Ma B)

From an email received from Jeremy's widow, Mrs Veronica Barkway July 2006:

He was born in 1924, and yes he would have attended Christ Hospital in the thirties, leaving in the summer of 1941.

He joined the army a year later, he survived landing in France on D day with the 6th Airborne light Tank Squadron at Pegasus Bridge.

After the war he had a long career in retailing.

His retirement was spent in his beloved Lake District in the house he had been brought up in.

I hope this will prove helpful to you, I did not think of e-mailing you at the time of his death. It was nice to see Old Blues remember in such a way. Jeremy talked of his school days often.

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BARNARD, Sir John 1740–1758 (President)

A Biography of Sir John Barnard

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BARNARD, Tony 1948–1955 (Ba B)

Chancellor, Lichfield Cathedral

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BARNES, J A 1929–1936 (Mid A)

Sociologist

His book "A Pack of Lies"

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BARNES, Joshua 1656–1671 (CH)

Classical scholar and author

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BARNES, Kenneth C (Horsham Staff 1925)

Headteacher & educationalist

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BARNES, Thomas 1796–1804 (CH)

Editor of The Times

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BARNETT, Lawra 1973–1980 (Leslie-Miller, 2's)

This is a recipe from Miss Jukes' cookery class, Hertford, and is one of my daughters favourites!!

Pineapple Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz plain flour
  • 1.5oz margerine
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1.5oz sugar
  • 8 fluid oz milk
  • 2 eggs
  • half a small tin pineapple chunks
  • 2oz caster sugar
  • 3 drops vinegar

Method:

  1. Melt margerine in a pan and remove from the heat. Add the flour and stir in. Add the milk gradually.
  2. Bring to the boil stirring all the time and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and immediately add the pineapple juice. Then add the sugar and lemon juice.
  4. Separate the eggs and whisk the yolks into the sauce. Cook again slightly.
  5. Add the pineapple, mix in and pour the mixture into a greased pudding dish.
  6. Whisk the egg whites until they are very stiff, fold in the caster sugar in four lots. Add 3 drops of vinegar.
  7. Pile the meringue onto the pudding ensuring it seals the mixture completely around the edges.
  8. Place on a baking tray near the bottom of the oven and cook until the meringue is set and golden brown in colour. The oven should be gas mark 2 or 250 f.

ENJOY!

Surveyor. Star of women's rugby

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BARNEY RUBBLE (OB, pupil in 2004)

Information

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BARR, Louise 1989–1996 (Col B)

Design Editor and Development Editor of the innovative Head First series. I.T. books with a difference: they're fun!

Owner of Frog Box Design - a graphic and web design consultancy specialising in usable and accessible web design.

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BARRETT, John (Music Master circa 1711)

Composer & organist

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BARROWS, Kathy 1980–1985 (7's)

Where are they now: 7's until 1985 and at Hertford until 1985. Being sought by Alex Berry (now Alex Schwieso)

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BARTER, Paul 1962–1970 (La A)

Refrigeration engineer & Scientologist

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BARTLETT, Chris 1941–1947 (Col A)

From Chris Bartlett (Col A 41-47) we hear that D J Leighton (Mid A 49-58) has written Montague Druitt: Portrait of a Contender (Hydrangea Publishing, £15), the first full-length biography of the Victorian barrister suspected of being Jack the Ripper. The Ripper website www.Casebook.org says it's well written and nicely published, an excellent overview of the known facts of Druitt's life and death. 'Leighton doesn't believe Druitt was the Ripper, but instead opts for a flavour of the Royal Conspiracy theory as his preferred explanation for the crimes.'

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BARTLETT, Roger 1956–1964 (Mid B, Pe A)

Barrister

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BARTON, Sdn Ldr Arthur Edward Mackenzie, DFC (Max) 1933–1941 (Col B)

Born 31 January 1924, died on 11 May 2001 at his home in Aust, Bristol. His wife, Jean, wrote to say: 'He had a good party at the end of January, and was then in and out of hospital. He came home for the last nine weeks. He didn't get into any great pain and just drifted away while I was there.'

Max started his education at CH in Prep A in 1933, moving to Coleridge B in 1934, where I joined him as a new boy. Our academic abilities being similar, we both opted to specialise in Engineering when we entered the Upper Fourth. In one of his letters to me, in later years, Max wrote: 'The classics masters and house masters had little interest in me, but Teddy Edwards, Kirby and Averill, and various art masters did take an interest in me, communicated to me some of their own knowledge and enthusiasm, and by so doing gave me a sound foundation for my own life. I shall always remember them with affection.'

Due to wartime policy at the end of 1940, when we were in the GE, the school was no longer a centre for University of London Matriculation examinations, so, Max and I, who had studied the Matric. syllabus, sat the examinations elsewhere. Pleased with our success, we returned to school as EM (Engineering and Medical) Deputy Grecians, working for the University of London Inter.B.Sc.. Although our age group had not yet matriculated, the Headmaster informed us that we were not suited to higher education, and that we were to leave on our 17th birthdays, before the end of the school year.

Max served with distinction in the RAF during the war, as navigator and pilot, and continued service with the RAF until 1967, when he retired as a Staff Officer, with the rank of Squadron Leader, in Operational Requirements in Whitehall.

With a recommendation from Dr Barnes Wallis (CH 1900-04), he moved to Bristol, where, he worked on the Concorde for ten years, and then moved into the Guided Weapons Division of British Aerospace as manager, project leader, study manager and inventor. He retired in 1989.

As a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, he was Secretary, and then Chairman, of the Bristol Branch. After serving on the Council of the Society for 12 years, he became Vice President in his last year on the Council.

When he retired, Max gave up his dangerous sport of sailing off shore, which included crossing the Atlantic single handed, and started motor racing. He also pursued his lifelong interests as poet, painter, potter and philosopher. He spent years writing theses on controversial theories in physics, especially his 4 dimensional theory of light transmission.

Max was a gentle man who was loved by all who knew him, and will be greatly missed by his wife, Jean, his daughter and his two sons, as well as his many friends. In Max's words, 'I do not have any ambition to attain great spiritual eminence, or wealth or power, only to try to be true to myself and truthful to others, to achieve the benevolence of loving kindness for its own sake.' - written by Arthur HC Williams Col B 1934-41

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BASKCOMB, A W 1890–1897 (CH)

Actor

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BASKCOMB, Lawrence 1895–1999 (CH)

Actor

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BATE, H Francis 1868–1974 (CH)

Painter

His painting "General Post Office, London"

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BATE, Terry 1945–1951 (Col A, Governor)

International radio & television executive

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BATES, Catherine 1980–1987 (1's, Col A)

Where are they now: Being sought by Juliana Matthews

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BATES, Len (Leonard Thomas Ashton) 1935–1963 (Horsham Cricket Coach)

Cricketer

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Bateson, D M 1942–1948 (Col A)

SUBMITTED BY H E G BATESON PE B/A 84-90

David Bateson was born in Skipton on 27th February 1931. His parents moved south to Woodford Green before the war where he won an LCC Scholarship to CH in 1942. He loved husbandry and spent his war years raising goats at the Science Farm in order to provide milk for master's wives and whoever else would part with a penny or two. His other love was playing games, especially Rugby Football and after school played for the Old Blues from

1950 to 1955, including the side of 1955 that beat Gloucester. A flamboyant wing with an exceptionally fast turn of pace, his Captain the late Tony Gayfer was quoted as saying 'Bateson on his day was the best wing I can recall in OB colours'. It was his dummy cross kick and subsequent try scored by him that was to secure the win at Kingsholm. Prior to this in

1950 he was commissioned into the RASC where he also played Rugby for the Army. In 1956 he moved to Australia where he joined Caltex running their Advertising and PR Department for NSW. On his return to England in 1962 he again worked in the oil business where he launched the first 'self-service'

petrol station in London. Around this time he realised that his independent spirit would prove a better asset if he became self-employed. This took him into the Antiques business where he established a successful Antique dealership in Kent. In 1982 he and the family moved to Norfolk where he returned to his love of good husbandry by running a smallholding producing what is now referred to as 'organic' produce, ranging from eggs, milk and all meats from rare breed pork to lamb. He soon became a coach for Diss RFC and he also founded Bressingham CC, which under his Captaincy saw successful seasons from 1990 to 1998, and unbeaten tours to Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

He was a Parish Councillor and also a pioneer in the now popular art of Genealogy. Always ahead of modern trends, most notably with organic farming and later Genealogy, but he never really capitalised financially on these activities instead seeing them as simply worthwhile things to do. He is survived by his wife Patricia, his two daughters, his son and four grandchildren.

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BAWCOMBE, Jonathan 1995–2002 (Pe B, La A, Gr E)

Details on Big Grecian website

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BAWTREE, David 1947–1955 (Mid A, Almoner)

Rear Admiral. Home Office Civil Emergencies Advisor

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BAXTER, James 1999–2001 (Th A, Gr W)

Student, Lancaster University

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BEARDSWORTH, George Braithwaite 1916–1922 (Col B)

Air Vice-Marshal

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BEAUMONT, Ben (LH B)

Where are they now: Was in Leigh Hunt B with the boys Alex Clift, Nigel Gilbert, Milky, Simon Goodwin, etc. Being traced by Piers Barttelot (1987-1990).

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BEAVEN, Paul (Horsham Staff 1934, 1939-70)

Information

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BEAZLEY, Sir John 1898–1903 (11's, Col A)

Belated mention for a publication we missed in 1985. Beazley and Oxford edited by Donna Kurtz (Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monograph 10) marked the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Sir John Beazley (11's, CA 1898-1903), Professor of Classical Archaeology and the man who revolutionised the study of Greek vase painting. It records the verdict of T E Lawrence: 'Beazley is a very wonderful fellow, who has written almost the best poems that ever came out of Oxford- If it hadn't been for that accursed Greek art, he'd have been a very fine poet.' He was a close friend of the poet James Elroy Flecker, brother of H L O Flecker (Headmaster 30-55). Among those thanked for helping to compile the book or mark the centenary are Peter Attenborough (MB 48-57, Almoner), Sir John Forsdyke (CH 1895-1902), Jasper Griffin (PA 48-56) and Roy Salisbury (TB 40-46, Officer 46-86, Clerk 71-86, Governor)

Greek Art by Nigel Spivey (Phaidon, £14.95) refers to Sir John Beazley (11's, CA 1898-1903) and his methods of identifying hundreds of ancient Greek artists, most famously vase-painters, whose names are unknown. He gave them such labels as 'The Elbows-Out Painter' and 'The Painter of the Woolly Satyrs'.

Classical scholar

His archive

His drawings from Athenian pottery)

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BEECHAM, Delphine 1958–1964 (Palmer, 1's & 8's)

Owner, Delphine Art

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BEESON, Lenon 1937–1944 (Th A)

Lecturer & teacher

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BELCHER, Ronald Henry 1925–1934 (La B)

Died in Autumn 2002. After leaving CH he obtained BA degrees from both Cambridge (Jesus College) and Oxford (Brasenose); from Cambridge he also acquired a Diploma in Classical Archaeology. He entered the Indian Civil Service in 1939 and served in the Punjab until 1948 when he moved to the Commonwealth Relations Office. In the early Fifties he was seconded to the Foreign Office and joined the British Embassy in Washington; otherwise he remained in the CRO until 1965, rising to be Deputy High Commissioner for the UK in South Africa (1956-59), Assistant Under Secretary of State (1960-61) and Deputy High Commissioner in Delhi (1961-65). He was appointed CMG in 1958. From 1965 to 1975 he was Under-Secretary of the Overseas Development Administration, the forerunner of today's Department of International Development. In 1980 he was one of several Old Blues who contributed to the Scolar Press book The District Officer in India, 1930-1947. His interests included music, archaeology and the theatre. He married, in 1948, Hildegarde Hellyer-Jones, who died in 2000. They had one son. Belcher left a legacy to CH.

Civil servant

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BELL, Brigadier General Ron 1943–1951 (Ba B)

The memoirs of the oceanographer Timothy Parsons (BB 42-49) will be published next spring by EcceNova Editions, entitled The Sea's Enthrall. 'A witty, at times philosophical, sometimes even poignant exposition on Life, as seen from the perspective of a man whose scientific training is wonderfully complemented by a curiosity for less empirical matters, such as poetry and religion,' the book includes a section on his CH years, complete with photos. A CH contemporary, Brigadier General Ron Bell (BB 43-51), commends Parsons as 'an independent thinker who likes to challenge conventional views, whatever the subject - a scientist who appears to have discovered there is a poetry to life which illuminates his thinking.'

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BELL, Chris 1972–1979 (?)

Where are they now: From Steve Le Butt on 21st Nov 2005 and so the stag do is probably a distant memory by now!!: I wonder if you can help, I have the dubious honour of organising a stag do for Jon Watson Miller (the second one I might add !) and I am trying to find Chris Bell ( 72-79 ) and Elliott, same year, but can't remember his first name. Do you have any details for either of them?

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BELL, Frank Owen 1918–1926 (Ba B)

Colonial administrator

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BELL, John 1980–1986 (LH B, La B, Ma A)

Working for Qualcomm in San Diego, California

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BELL, Robert Donald Murray 1926–1935 (Mid A)

Died in November 2001. He went from CH to Clare College, Cambridge, where he took a First in the Natural Sciences Tripos (Physics) in 1938. In the same year he joined the Scottish Office. He served in the Royal Artillery from 1940-45 (1943 saw him at the Military College of Science, Bury). By 1946 he was a Principal in the Scottish Home Department, from 1947-50 he was Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Scotland and between 1959 and his retirement in 1976 he was an Under-Secretary in the Scottish Departments. Later he seems to have moved from Inveresk, just outside Edinburgh, to a house of that name in Spain.

In 1941 he married Karin Anna Smith, whom he outlived. They had a son and a daughter.

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BELLASIS, Edward 1808–1815 (CH)

Serjeant-at-law. Prominent Roman Catholic convert

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BELLINGHAM, Alan 1972–1977 (Col B)

Computer specialist

Profile

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BENJAMIN, Tim 1988–1995 (Mid B)

Composer

His web technology agency)

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BENNETT, Charles Debenham 1845–1850 (CH)

Mayor of Gisborne, New Zealand

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BERINGER, Charles 1995–2002 (Th B, ThA, Gr W)

Details on Big Grecian website

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BERRY, Martyn 1948–1957 (Mid B)

The Chemistry of Art with Anthea Peppin and Colin Osborne A resource pack exploring the close relationship between the seemingly diverse worlds of Chemistry and the Arts. Royal Society of Chemistry/National Gallery, £10

AS & A Level Chemistry with Eric Lewis A clearly structured Chemistry text ensuring successful progression from GCSE to AS and A level. Longman, £26.50

Hydrogen Technology & Fuel Cells with Averil Macdonald A 4-volume lesson book set, comprising Science through Hydrogen, Chemistry through Hydrogen, Energy through Hydrogen, Physics through Hydrogen heliocentris Energiesysteme GmbH, price unknown

Chemist

His Guardian obituary of Gordon Van Praagh, Horsham Staff 1933-63

Book - The Chemistry of Art

Book - AS & A Level Chemistry

Book - Hydrogen Technology & Fuel Cells

Mention in Old Blue Scientists Reminisce - extensive report on Science Teaching at CH.

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BERTIE, Sir Thomas (Hoar, CH circa 1770)

Admiral

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BIANCARDI, Lucia 2000–2002 (Ba B, Gr W)

Details on Big Grecian website

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BIRAM, Benjamin (CH circa 1813)

Mining engineer

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BIRON, Joan 1929–1936 (6's)

Sister Joan Therese's funeral was on July 28th 2011.

Please click here to read the funeral address.

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BIRT, The Venerable William Raymond 1921–1929 (Mid A)

Died on 11 March 2002 aged 90. He was Archdeacon of Berkshire 1973-77 and from 1985 had the title Archdeacon Emeritus.

The son of a clergyman, Raymond Birt did not take orders himself until his mid-forties. He taught at Trent College 1929-31, was a sub-editor on The Daily Sketch 1933-34 and then spent five years at Play Rights Publications as an assistant editor. War service followed: as a Major in the 22nd Dragoons (RAC) he was responsible for wireless communications - vital in all armoured regiments - and was mentioned in despatches. In 1946 he returned to publishing as an editor with Winchester Publications, moving in 1949 to Country Life Books. He was co-author of The Queen Elizabeth, the world's greatest ship (1947) and sole author of The Glories of Winchester Cathedral (1948), The Glories of Ely Cathedral (1949) and XXII Dragoons 1760-1945: The Story of a Regiment (1950).

Trained for the priesthood at Ely Theological College, he spent his entire ministry in the diocese of Oxford. After curacies in Caversham and Newbury he was Vicar of St George's, Wash Common, Newbury, 1963-71; for part of that time he was also priest-in-charge of Enborne with Hamstead Marshall. Serving as Rural Dean of Newbury from 1970 until his appointment as Archdeacon, he moved from St George's in 1971 to spend ten years as Rector of West Woodhay. Circa 1980 he was made an Honorary Canon of Christ Church, Oxford. After retiring as Rector he spent another decade as Assistant Rector of the combined parish of West Woodhay with Enborne, Hamstead Marshall, etc. He lived latterly in Kingsclere, south of Newbury. His stated recreation was 'gardens and gardening'.

In 1936 he married Marie Louise Jeaffreson, with whom he had a son and two daughters. She died in 1990 and in 1994 he married Diana Bronwen Warren.

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BISHOP, James 1972–1978 (Mid A)

Gite proprietor, Brittany, France

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BISHOP, Julian 1977–1984 (Col B, MdB, MB)

Human resources director

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BLACKWELL, Charles 1778–1785 (CH)

Brickmaker & farmer

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BLAKEWAY-PHILLIPS, Clare 1969–1975 (4's)

Clare Blakeway-Phillips (4's 69-75) is one of four editors of Accreditation in Primary Care: Towards Clinical Governance (Radcliffe Medical Press, £18.95).

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BLAND, Rob 1961–1967 (Mid A)

Died in Holland of cancer, 30th October 2004

Nick Duffell's The Making of Them: The British Attitude to Children and the Boarding School System (Lone Arrow Press, £20) sets out the case of the 'Boarding School Survivors' movement and is edited by Rob Bland (MdA 61-67) whom the author thanks 'for years of friendly discussion of the problems of being English, for running many of the men's groups with me, and for making this book readable.' Bland is quoted occasionally in the text but with no direct comment on his CH experience except that he enjoyed many things about it, including the food!

Writer & translator.

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BLASSON, Robert Nicholls (CH 1840s)

Died at CH in 1848

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BLOHM, Leslie 1970–1977 (Col A)

Barrister

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BLOOMFIELD, Peter 1944–1951 (Pe B)

Christ's Hospital in the Year 2000 - The first ever full colour illustrated book about CH, tracking all aspects of life over the academic year 1999-2000. [publisher?], £25

Mention in Old Blue Scientists Reminisce - extensive report on Science Teaching at CH.

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BLOOR, Gordon 1974–1981 (CH)

Chief executive, Tenfore

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BLUNDEN, Edmund 1909–1915 (Col A, Senior Grecian)

Not one but two new biographies of that neglected OB Leigh Hunt (CH 1791-99): Fiery Heart: The First Life of Leigh Hunt by Nicholas Roe (Pimlico, £12.99) and The Wit in the Dungeon: The Life of Leigh Hunt by Anthony Holden (Little, Brown, £20). Roe's book chronicles Hunt's glory days as champion of liberty, journalist, editor, advocate, essayist, poet, and associate of Byron, Keats, Shelley, Hazlitt and Charles Lamb (CH 1782-89), ending in 1822 shortly after Shelley's death. Holden tells the whole story, including Hunt's long decline into obscurity (he survived until 1859). The man who, when jailed for two years for libelling the Prince Regent, not only continued to publish successfully but turned his cell into a well known left-wing literary salon (hence Holden's title) lived on and on, quarrelsome, thwarted and impoverished, to become the original of the feckless Harold Skimpole in Dickens's Bleak House. Both biographies have been well received; some critics, ignoring Ann Blainey's Immortal Boy in 1985, claimed no life of Hunt had been written since the one by Edmund Blunden (Col A 09-15, Senior Grecian) in 1930. Hunt's Selected Writings have been published in six volumes by Pickering & Chatto, price £495.

Edmund Blunden (Col A 09-15, Senior Grecian) wasn't the only Old Blue to write a memorable account of the First World War. William Linton Andrews (6's, Pe B 1898-1902) spent most of it as an NCO in the Black Watch, training as an officer only in 1918. He took part in the battles of Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, Loos, the Somme and Third Ypres and survived them all to write Haunting Years: The Commentaries of a War Territorial (1930), now reissued by the Naval and Military Press at £11.95.

Recent books by John Purkis (Mid B c. 1950): A Preface to Wilfred Owen (Longman, £14.99) - in which the names of Edmund Blunden (CA 09-15, Senior Grecian), Keith Douglas (La A, Mid B 31-38) and John Middleton Murry (3's, Ma A 01-08) crop up - and Teach Yourself Greek Civilization (Hodder & Stoughton, £8.99).

Several OBs appear in Robert Runcie: The Reluctant Archbishop by Humphrey Carpenter (Sceptre, £7.99). In wartime Oxford Runcie was in the Officers' Training Corps and was taught map-reading by Edmund Blunden (Col A 09-15, Senior Grecian) 'in a very fey kind of way; you couldn't hear what he was saying most of the time.' Back at Oxford after the war he attended Ancient History lectures by Russell Meiggs (Ma B 12-21, Senior Grecian, Horsham Staff 20s), a 'really wonderful man'. As Archbishop of Canterbury he chose as his chief of staff Ross Hook (Ba B, LB 28-36, Almoner c. 80-88) whom the present Bishop of London recalls as 'a large personality who was mis-cast as an administrative assistant.' Hook's wife Ruth did a lot of ghost-writing for Runcie. Mention is made of the book Hostage: the complete story of the Lebanon captives by Con Coughlin (Pe B 66-73).

Poet and man of letters

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BODEN, Cecil 1902–1906 (Th A)

Priest & cricketer

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BOLDER, Robert (CH 1870s)

Actor

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BOLTON, C.J. - MA (Oxon) PhD from Berkeley 1957–1965 (La A)

Mention in Old Blue Scientists Reminisce - extensive report on Science Teaching at CH.

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BOLTON, Rohan 1959–1968 (1's, 3's)

Rohan Bolton (1's, 3's 59-68), a former librarian in the House of Commons and in the UK office of the European Parliament, has edited the Federal Trust's Guide to the EU Institutions (?25). 'Here in one volume are all the answers to many basic questions about Europe'.

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BORGARS, Barbara 1963–1970 (5's, 2's)

I'm currently in Barcelona working as an Export Sales Exec. for an offset printing house.

Pleased to quote Old Blues for printing jobs, if only so that they can check that they are getting a good deal !

Email: bborgars@hotmail.com

Cell : +34.646.290.892

Work details:

VIKING S.A.

Cobalt , 51

08907 L'Hospitalet ( BCN)

España

Tel: +34.93.260.22.33

Fax: +34.93.260.22.35

Web: www.graficasviking.com

Cell: +34.629.42.40.99

Email: bborgars@graficasviking.com

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BORGARS, Peter 1964–1970 (Th B)

Died in 1987

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BOSTOCK, Geoff 1954–1962 (Ma A, Ba B)

Electronics engineer

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BOSTON, Jonny 1982–1989 (La A)

Singer, saxophonist, songwriter

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BOUGE, John (CH circa 1976-83)

His photo in 2003:

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BOURNE, Rachel 1977–1984 (Hertford)

Rachel Bourne (Hertford 77-84) is joint editor with A. L. G. Hayzelden of Agent Technology for Communication Infrastructures (Wiley, £55).

Lecturer in Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London

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BOWLEY, Sir Arthur 1879–1888 (CH, Governor)

The renowned statistician Sir Arthur Bowley (CH 1879-88, Governor) left detailed notes on his schooldays, which his daughter Agatha used when writing A Memoir of Professor Sir Arthur Bowley (1869-1957) and his Family. Published in 1972, the book has not been noticed by The Blue until now. CH in Bowley's time is described as 'primarily middle class and professional'. He wrote that going to Hertford was 'a terrifying and probably injurious experience for a child of nine years old' and Newgate Street offered 'sufficient teasing and minor unkindnesses to make life rather terrifying to the timid or thin-skinned, and some ignorant cruelty against anyone with natural peculiarities.' But boys 'were allowed a good deal of liberty to be out of the premises and their costume was known and respected throughout the City of London.' An academic high-flyer, he also enjoyed the boating club and wrote warmly of his fellow Grecians and many staff including James Barnard, Master of the RMS. On Speech Day the Grecians, holding white kid gloves, would take up a collection for their imminent expenses at university; this was called 'glove money' and Bowley's share in 1888 was fifteen pounds, ten shillings. He received an extra £10 to re-clothe himself when he handed back his uniform, and subsequently more than £300, mainly in the form of an Exhibition. At Cambridge his 'extremely kind and helpful' tutor was the Rev Richard Appleton (CH 1858-67, Governor, President CH Club 1896-7). A tribute to Bowley by Graham Hutton (TB 16-20) is quoted. And there's a surprise guest star: Sir Arthur refers to a photo in The Times showing 'the school marching over London Bridge, preceded by their band, headed by a majestic Grecian tossing his baton, in 1945, en route to the Mansion House.' The majestic one was surely Paddie Drake (CA, BB, MdB 39-47), the present Old Blue Editor?

Statistician

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BOYCE, Chris 1973–1980 (La A)

Systems and software engineer

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BRADLEY, Fari (Ba B)

Dates at CH removed at subscriber's request.

Musician, radio presenter and producer

Fari Bradley Home Page

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BRADLEY, Paul 1965–1973 (Col A)

Where are they now: At CH around 1964-1974. Being traced by Martin Broadbridge

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BRANCH, Alison 1980–1987 (Maclagan, 8's, 5's, Ba B)

Pharmacist

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Brennan, Michael 1923–1931 (Mid B)

Contributed by his son Andrew Brennan

Born before the outbreak of World War One, the second son of five children of the Vicar of Shalbourne, James Ward Brennan and Frances Cantrell, he attended Christ's Hospital School in Horsham. As a school boy he was a sprinter and competed at the White City stadium near Shepherd’s Bush. He loved everything about horses and horse racing. While at school he took bets from fellow pupils and even one or two of the masters. He joined the South Staffordshire Regiment in the early 1930s.

He married Margaret ‘Sally’ Butler in 1950 and they had three children. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1960. After many different offers, he chose the less stressful life of a driving examiner, first in London and later in Gloucestershire. After twenty years he retired and thus started the third phase of his long life. He walked or rather marched daily for nearly twenty years. This took him to the Nijmegen marches in Holland held over four days each July. He completed several marches, the last of which earned him the trophy for the fastest time for someone over 70 years.

• There was a 78 rpm record about him called “Michael Brennan has circles under his eyes!”

• In March 1935 he attended the levée in the presence of Edward VIII, then Prince of Wales.

• He helped advertise The Times newspaper in the 1970s. Huge billboards in tube stations and near motorways read “Michel Brennan reads The Times”

• He left a note: "A useless but enjoyable life. Never won a point to point"

He was a winner in so many ways. He was a distinguished leader of soldiers, a serious man who enjoyed his life, always had a twinkle in his eye and was always, a gentle...man.

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BRENNAND, Penny 1949–1957 (8's)

Now Penny Hodgson, librarian

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BREWER, David (former Almoner, current Lord Mayor of London)

Asia specialist, International Financial Services

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BREWER, Thomas 1614–1626 (CH)

Musician and composer

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BRICKEL, Tim 1987–1995 (Pe B, Pe A)

Update from Tim, 05/03/09

After leaving CH I went to Leeds College of music to study Jazz (BA hons).

I now perform with a number of different artists around the country and more and more often internationally. I have done loads of sessions over the last 10 years for Yorkshire Television….Emmerdale, Heartbeat, The Royal, At home with the Braithwaites, A touch of Frost etc etc. (After seeing the news today, hopefully that won’t be the last).

I teach for 4 days a week in schools 1 on 1 Drum - kit.

I’ve built a studio in the garden where I also teach, record and play.

My main and most exiting project at the moment is with my girlfriend Sarah Mitchell (www.sarahmitchell.biz) who has now been signed to Candid records (Jamie Cullum, Clare Teal, Stacey Kent). About to be release on April 30th at Pizza Express (Dean street) in London, is an album we recorded ourselves at home called ‘You give me something’.

We have just performed at the Dubai Jazz Festival along with Spyro Gyra and Peter Cincotti.

I have recently played with Julian Jackson (Fellow Old Blue) in his function band. What a player he is now! On the bass, drums and piano…gulp. A legend in London I hear. I have also been converting some old Beating retreat/ showband/ jazz trio videos to digital which has been really interesting.

There are plenty of current videos and pictures on Sarah’s website, and I also have a Myspace website which is www.myspace.com/timbrickel1

Some recent photos (click on each for larger version):-

Percussionist

Myspace Page

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BRIERLEY-HOWES, Charles 2001–2004 (Staff)

Artist

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BRIGHT, Roger (CH 1960s)

Chief Executive, The Crown Estate

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BRITTON, Cassie 1994–1999 (Col B)

Details on Grecians 2001 website

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BROADHURST, Phil 1988–1993 (CH)

Cameraman

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BROCK, William R 1928–1934 (Th B)

Historian

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BROCKMAN-MORE, Steve 1967–1974 (Pe A)

Artist

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BROOKS, Clive 1940–1945 (Mid B)

Screenwriter - "Clive Exton"

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BROUGHTON, James 1997–2002 (Th A)

Guitarist

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BROWN, David 1952–1961 (Col A)

Gite proprietor, SW France

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BROWN, Duncan 1976–1983 (Pe B)

IT services manager

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BROWN, Fiona (Lumb, OB, left circa 1977)

Organist

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BROWN, Frederick Russell 1943–1950 (Bruno, Col B)

Engineer & sailor

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BROWN, Gemma 1994–2001 (Ba B, Gr W)

Details on Grecians 2001 website

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BROWN, James 1716–1726 (CH)

Master, Pembroke College, Cambridge

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BROWN, Jon 1994–2001 (Pe B, Mid B, Gr W)

Details on Grecians 2001 website

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BROWN, Martha 1999–2001 (Col A, Gr W)

Details on Grecians 2001 website

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BROWN, Michael 1939–1943 (Warneford-Brown, Horsham Staff)

Priest

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BROWNLESS, Basil 1936–1943 (Ma A)

Music teacher & campanologist. His son, Edmund's website has a full obituary obituary as well as pages about books and articles which he wrote.

A short leaflet Basil researched

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BROWNLESS, Philip 1930–1937 (Mid A, Governor)

Priest & headmaster

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BRUCE-MITFORD, Rupert 1925–1933 (Pe A)

Archaeologist

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BRYANT, Jon 1982–1989 (Th A)

Environmental scientist

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BRYANT, Tim 1951–1961 (Mid A, Horsham Staff 1983-96)

Horsham Staff

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BUCKLER, Robert 1959–1965 (Col B)

Film producer & writer

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BUCKLEY, Shaun 1952–1958 (Col B)

Where are they now FOUND: last heard of in Toronto in the early 60's who is being sought by Michael Liberman (Col B 1951-59)

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BUDDEN, Andrew (CH circa 1976-83)

His photo in 2003

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BULLOCK, William (CH circa 1810)

Priest & hymnwriter

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BURGESS, Mark 1968–1974 (Mid B)

Illustrator & author

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BURLEIGH, Douglas H (Horsham Staff, arrived before 1926, left 1946)

Mention in Old Blue Scientists Reminisce - extensive report on Science Teaching at CH.

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BURNABY, Robert (CH circa 1840)

Pioneer in British Columbia

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BURNELL, Robert H 1940–1947 (Ma A)

Chemist

A clumsy automatic translation is here

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BURNS, Chris 1972–1979 (Mid B, Governor)

RFU official

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BURNS, Lucie 2000–2002 (Col A, Gr W)

Details on Big Grecian website

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BURNS, Samir 1995–2002 (Th B, La A, Gr E)

Details on Big Grecian website

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BURRIDGE, Michael 1949–1957 (Ma A)

Solicitor, Blake Lapthorn, Portsmouth

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BURT, Sir Cyril 1895–1902 (1's, 14's, Ma B)

Adrian Wooldridge's Measuring the Mind: Education and psychology in England, c. 1860 - c. 1990 (Cambridge University Press, £60) gives a fine account of the storms over the reputation of Sir Cyril Burt (1's, 14's, MB 1895-1902), the pioneering educational psychologist who after his death was accused of faking his findings. Burt's defenders are shown to have a strong case but Wooldridge is frank about his disreputable side and says that on the crucial question (did Burt invent some of the twins he claimed to have studied?) no firm judgment can be made. The matter is explored again in Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed? edited by N J Mackintosh (OUP, £23.95).

Psychologist

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BUSBRIDGE, Ida 1919–1926 (7's, Head Girl)

Ida Busbridge (7's 19-26, Head Girl) was the first woman mathematics Fellow of an Oxford College (St Hugh's) and is mentioned, with photo, in Oxford Figures: 800 Years of the Mathematical Sciences edited by John Fauvel, Raymond Flood & Robin Wilson (OUP, £35). During the war, when many skilled mathematicians were swept up into war service, she was one of the two dons who sustained Oxford's mathematical work by carrying heavy loads of lecturing, teaching and examining, and was responsible for the tutorial arrangements for all the women's colleges, not just her own.

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BUTLER, Alfred J (CH 1860s)

Classical scholar & historian

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BUTLER, Andrew 1961–1969 (Col B)

Missionary

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BUTLER, David 1991–1998 (Pe B, Th A)

Working for visual simulation software firm

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BUTLER, George 1961–1967 (Pe A)

Solicitor, Eversheds

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Butler, Michael (Unknown)

In the 1970s Michael Butler tried to stop the bureaucratic transposition of the Uffington White Horse, a symbol of Berkshire, into Oxfordshire following local government reorganisation. It was one of his rare failed campaigns

Michael Butler, who has died suddenly aged 81, was a successful public relations director with the consultancy Butler Miller Associates, which organised fundraising campaigns for notable historical projects and charities. A spirited community activist, he devoted much of his spare time to improving his local neighbourhood in Hackney, east London. After his retirement to Bristol, he was a trustee of the Sofa Project, recycling furniture for low-income families.

Mike was born in Froyle, Hampshire, into a farming family. He was brought up in Bath and, after his father's death, in Newbury, west Berkshire. It was an area for which he retained a close affection throughout his life – Mike and I, his step-brother, spent a happy day there exploring the town's ancient buildings in 2010. His attempt in the 1970s to stop the bureaucratic transposition of the Uffington White Horse, an ancient hill-carving that was a Berkshire symbol, into neighbouring Oxfordshire following local government reorganisation, was one of his rare failed campaigns.

Educated on a scholarship at Christ's Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex, he read medieval history at Selwyn College, Cambridge, graduating with a first-class degree. He joined Penguin Books as a researcher, where he worked on the Pevsner Buildings of England series, and then moved into advertising for Mather and Crowther, the agency which subsequently became Ogilvy and Mather, his first client when he and a colleague set up the Butler Miller Associates public relations consultancy.

Mike's interest in history led him to take part in a number of high-profile projects, including fundraising for St Paul's Cathedral and its choir school; organising and promoting the 1988 anniversary of the Glorious Revolution – for which he received a knighthood from the Dutch government; and the 1985 transatlantic voyage of a replica of the 17th-century ship Godspeed which carried the first settlers to Virginia in 1607. The tiny vessel, equipped with modern navigation and communication aids but no engine, had a send-off from London's docklands by the Duke of Edinburgh.

Mike ran fundraising campaigns for charities such as the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (now the Campaign to Protect Rural England) and the Stackpole Trust, which provides wheelchair-friendly holiday accommodation, the Bristol Arts Project and the Royal Philharmonic Society music awards. Mike managed an appeal for the Cartoon Art Trust in 1990 and when a trustee, the cartoonist Mel Calman, died suddenly in 1994, he took over the lease on its gallery in Bloomsbury for a year to ensure its continuation. With his first wife Jo, whom he had met when they were both students, he set up a gallery next to their house in Kent to display the work of local painters. The couple had four children and Jo died in 1991.

Mike ran the Cleaner London Campaign at the time of the Queen's silver jubilee and later led the Hackney Grime Busters. He became a pioneer guerrilla gardener in the area, organising Sunday morning working parties to transform derelict council flower beds in the Dalston area. As a volunteer he also helped to build an eco-friendly centre for the Homerton Grove adventure playground group.

Mike, a genial, sociable and kindly man, is survived by his second wife, Stella, his children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

• Michael Richard Dawson Butler, public relations consultant, born 23 August 1930; died 25 April 2012

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BUTLER, Robin 1960–1967 (Th B)

Rheumatologist

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BUTT, David 1938–1945 (La B)

Artist

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BYERS, Cyril Martin 1918–1922 (La B)

Held the rank of Deputy Principal at the Bank of England, died on 18 November 2004. He played rugby for the bank, was a pianist and choral singer, and contributed to the life of Croydon as Treasurer of its Guild of Social Service and part of the Croydon Writers' Circle. With his wife, who predeceased him, he had a son and a daughter. We presume he was a brother of Maurice Walter Byers (LB 16-20) who died in 1983.

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Clark, David 1939–1945 (Thornton B)

David Clark was born in North London and entered CH at the outbreak of the Second World War, leaving, as so many did at that time, at the age of 16 just after the war in Europe ended. During the war years, many scholastic compromises had to be made due to a dearth of teachers, especially those of military age. David became an Engineering and Medical Deputy Grecian, a seemingly curious combination. Physics and Chemistry were common to both disciplines but at the times the potential Doctors studied biology, the potential Engineers were taught Maths.

On leaving CH David was apprenticed to Vosper Thorneycroft and subsequently to Worcester Mining. For his compulsory National Service he gained further engineering experience in the Coal Mining Industry where the occupation was deemed the equivalent of service with the Armed Forces. He qualified as a Chartered Engineer and as a Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.

In the 1960s David transferred his engineering skills to the printing industry, and the De la Rue group. He was closely involved in the evolution of quality security printing from a labour intensive activity to a highly mechanised process, where his contribution was greatly valued and which developed into a long term career with De la Rue.

Following retirement, David kept his brain active by close study of the financial markets and the Stock Exchange. He was modest in success and mocking of his failures but the overall balance was clearly positive as during this time he became a Donation Governor, subsequently renewing his presentation rights. His first Presentee became Senior Grecian. Together with his wife Janet, who survives him, he was an active member of the Herts, Beds & Bucks Old Blues.

Contributed by his widow Janet

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