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No.127 then successively Vicar, Greenside, an ex-mining parish in County Durham; Chaplain, Shrewsbury School 1973- 77; and Vicar, Batheaston with St Catherine, Bath 1978-88, where he laid a stone maze based on the one in the church of St Bertin, in Saint Omer in France. In 1988, he became Canon and Precentor Wells Cathedral where he was Keeper of the Fabric and instituted promenade concerts in the nave. He retired in 1999 to Salisbury. A colleague said that his sermons were always something to look forward to – unusual, witty, intelligent and steeped in scripture and history. Under a sparkling surface there was a rock. He is survived by Rachel, his wife of 50 years, and their three daughters. Obituary in The Church Times. Michael Harvey (I, 47-52): died 17.12.2018. He was born in Bishop’s Waltham and was one of the first County Scholars to Winchester. National Service in the Royal Hampshire Regiment (seconded to the Malay Regiment) 1952-54. Scholarship, Oriel College, Oxford, 2 PPE 1957, MA 1959. In 1957, he began a long and successful career with the Shell Group. Starting in London, he then served successively as deputy treasurer in Indonesia, treasurer in Argentina, financial director in Switzerland, administrative director in France, Nigeria and the Netherlands before becoming Director and Group Treasurer, Shell Group. He always returned to Bishop’s Waltham whenever in the United Kingdom and would walk the fields surrounding his original home. He is remembered as a wise man and a man of integrity. Married (1) 1970 Susan Schaffner (died 1988) and (2) 1991 Clare Harrison, who died in 2001. He is survived by his daughter. John MacDonald Pratt (I, 47-52): died 5.9.2018. VI. His first memory was train-spotting at Cobham where he was allowed to pull the lever in the shunting yard. National Service in the Royal Navy during which time The Trusty Servant he took the Russian Interpreter’s exam. He took part in the Coronation Review at Spithead on board HMS Implacable in 1953. Frazer Scholarship, Balliol College, Oxford, 1955-59, 1 Chemistry 1958. DPhil and MA 1963. He first worked as a Junior Research Fellow, Balliol College 1961-65; then a lecturer, Inorganic Chemistry, Jesus College, Oxford 1964-66; Pembroke College 1965-69; and Fellow, Inorganic Chemistry, Exeter College, Oxford 1966-69. He then took the plunge away from the academic world into industry with ICI Petrochemical & Polymer Ltd at Runcorn 1969-73. He then moved to South Africa and was the first Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at University of Witwatersrand 1974- 85. During this time, he learnt lot about the mining industry and the developing world. He returned to the UK as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Surrey 1985-97 where he improved the research rating of the department and thus saved it from closure. He officially retired in 1997 but became the Visitor, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, London 1997-2005. He was a consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Science and Technology Division. Publication: Inorganic Chemistry of Vitamin B12 1972. He wrote for the Adam Smith website, including ‘Lessons of the Crisis of 2008’. He kept himself fit playing squash, tennis and enjoying Scottish country-dancing. Married 1968 Melanie Beattie, who survives him with their son and daughter. John Lindsey Norton (K, 48-53) died 18.12.2018. Headmaster’s Nomination, Co Prae, Head of House. National Service with the Royal Engineers with whom he served in Egypt and for whom he played tennis and squash. Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 2 Economics and became President of the ‘12 Club’. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Blackburn, Robson Coates & Co and then started a successful career with Binder Hamlyn and in 1963 he was offered a 29 partnership. Having been appointed one of two Trustee Partners he became National Managing Partner in 1983. In 1988, he was appointed Chairman. In 1994 Binder Hamlyn left BDO and became a separate operating unit within the Arthur Anderson worldwide organisation. He remained as a Senior Partner for three years and became a director of HP Bulmer PLC and Chairman of Barking Power and Thames Valley Power. He was also Chairman of the NSPCC. In 2009,he gave up his business commitments to take care of his wife. He maintained his sharp brain and incredible sense of humour to the end. He married Judith Bird, who died in 2016. He is survived by their three daughters. Timothy (Tim) Francis Monfort Bebb (A, 49-53): died 17.12.2018. His father compiled the Times Crossword. Co Prae, Golf Team. National Service with the Royal Artillery 1955. He went into the City and became a very successful stockbroker, initially as a Partner with Laurence Prust &Co and then after a series of mergers he became a director with Rathbones. He played golf to a high standard with a handicap of one at Worplesdon Golf Club and was proud to be the second- generation Captain of Worplesdon, in 1976. He was an outstanding OW Golf Society member, playing in 71 matches over some 30 years in the Halford Hewitt Cup. Many friends wrote of him as ‘very kind, sharp witted, intelligent, generous, embarrassing, well-mannered and unpredictable’, but the common characteristic was ‘eccentric and fun’. He was very generous, setting up two substantial trusts to help those he felt needed support and he donated a large sum to the Winchester Golf Bursary Appeal. He did not marry. Charles Edward Julian Mallock (Coll, 49-55): died 4.10.2018. Grandson of CHM (C, 1891-96). Schol Prae, Maths Prize, Ross Homer Prize. National Service with the Royal