Trusty Servant May 2019 No.127 - Page 20

No.127 and even finds excavated from the site of St Elizabeth’s College in Bursar’s Field. The Treasury has also been established as a wider community asset, open to the public six afternoons a week. Her outreach programme has included workshops for primary-school children, family fun days, handling sessions for university students and tours for special-interest groups, together with over 1200 members of the public during last year’s Heritage Open Weekend. Her highlight of her time here was the discovery of the Pre- Raphaelite stained glass during the clearance, which resulted in the redesign of the gallery to display it. She moves on to a rural life in Devon, where she intends to keep free-range pigs. Other Do Co Ro news Tony Ayres has continued to provide cover in the Physics department. He can thus be found teaching at Win Coll 50 years after he first arrived in 1969, the same summer as the Moon Landings, although there have been some gaps since he retired as a full-timer in 2007. As far as TS’s researches can see, no don has done this before, although railway- obsessive John Manisty (Maths, 38-87, with a break to help crack the Enigma Code during WW2) got very close. The record for continuous full-time teaching is held by Charles Griffith (1859-1902). But if we broaden the criteria to include peripatetic music teaching, nobody looks likely to surpass Julian Smith (whose obituary can be found earlier in this edition), who arrived as a don in 1953 and retired as a singing teacher in 2012. Anthony Dakin (English, since 2000) will succeed James Hodgins (Maths, since 1996) as HoDo of Chawker’s in September 2022. The Trusty Servant Pupil Achievements: Academic Wykehamists achieved the highest mark in five Pre-U subjects: Krishna Amin (Coll) in Biology, Guy Brabbins (B) in Classical Greek, George Baxendale (E) in Economics, Ruairidh Forgan (Coll) in Further Maths and Oliver Normand (F) in Maths. Vijay Pathak (A, 17-) was named as the best delegate at the Oxford Global Model United Nations Conference. Richard Danylyuk (Coll, 14-) has been selected for the UK team for the International Chemistry Olympiad in Paris in July. Max Wong (F, 15-) made the top 30 in the UK in Round 1. Robert Truell (H, 14-) will attend the UK selection final for the International Biology Olympiad. Reuel Armstrong (H, 15-), Nathan Chu (H, 14-), Dhruv Nashier (Coll, 15-) and Max Wong (F, 15-) came 9th out of 1300 at the Senior Team Maths Challenge national final, believed to be the school’s best ever performance. Pupil Achievements: Extra Curricular Joseph Oluwabusola (C, 16-) represented Nigeria in the 2019 U17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania during the Easter vacation. It is thought that he was the only participant who brought his Greek and Latin set texts to revise. He will be in action again at the U17 World Cup in Peru. Olly Dickman (K, 15-) has been selected for the England U18 golf squad while still in VI Book 2. Joe Donaghue (A, 16-) was the highest- placed U16 GB fencer at the World Fencing Championships in Budapest, coming 24th out of 259. He also won a bronze in the Senior Scottish Open Fencing competition. The senior boat won the School 1st VIIIs at the Head of the River. Austin Hayes (F, 14-) and Kareem Garlick (C, 14-) were selected for GB trials. OWs involved in the Boat Race are mentioned elsewhere in this edition. Nosa Okunbo (E, 16-) has been playing for the Solent Kestrels in the national basketball U16 Premier League. HM Accolade Tatler has awarded Dr Tim Hands the award for Best Head of a Public School 2018. The mighty, gnarled plane trees of Meads are thought to have been planted together with the limes in 1781 as part of William Bowles’s plan to improve the Fellow’s pleasure grounds. The College still has a record Win Coll’s soccer teams won more games in Short Half than in any of the previous ten seasons, finishing with 82 wins and 28 draws from 194 matches, including four victories out of five fixtures for the Yearlings against Eton. Shiloh Wu (E, 18-) trained with the Chinese National Junior squash team. He is part of an unbeaten 1st V, whose success included winning the Roehampton School Invitation. 20 Head Gardner Alan Smith with Sir Richard Storey