Cumberlege, Marcus Crossley (d 56)

My lifelong friend Marcus Cumberlege, who has died aged 80, was a prolific poet. He lived in Bruges, Belgium, for 46 years. Earlier he had had several poetry collections published in the UK. Another 20 collections were to follow in Bruges by the time his Selected Poems (1963-2009) was launched at the city hall in 2010.

Born […]

Ian Gavin Brown (g 60)

Ian Gavin-Brown (Lyon House 1955-60) died on 14 January 2018.  Ian had a longstanding connection with the School, first as a boy and later as a parent.  He acted as chairman and trustee of Sherborne in the Community for many years, providing opportunities for young people who had not had the same fortunate start to […]

Carey, Peter Francis de Vic (b 51)

The longest serving Councillor in the history of Hounslow borough has passed away this Thursday (31 May) after a period of poor health.

Peter Carey represented the Osterley and Spring Grove ward for the Conservatives before stepping down prior to the recent election.

As a Councillor, Peter served for […]

Moynahan, Brian Patrick James (a 54-59)

Brian Moynahan will be best remembered for his history books

Brian Moynahan will be best remembered for his history books.  Despite reporting carnage not only from Vietnam and Laos, but also Beirut, Israel […]

French, Jeremy Godfrey (h 44-48)

So here we are; here to mark together the ending of a remarkable life.

We’re all shaped by our early years.  One of the extraordinary things about Jeremy was that he emerged from his far from straightforward childhood to become in due course that […]

Barder, Brian (a 1947-52)

Diplomat who negotiated the provision of aid to Ethiopia during the 1980s famine

In retirement, Brian Barder campaigned against injustices in the British legal system.

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Brian Barder, who has died aged 83, was one of the most energetic and politically committed diplomats of his generation. […]

Wickham-Jones, Charles (g 41-45)

My father, Charles Wickham-Jones, who has died aged 89, was an industrial chemist whose Christian belief led him later in life to become a charity worker. […]

Jones, Evan Roderick Lionel ‘Roddy’ (a 47-51)

Tom Stacey gave this Tribute to his friend Roddy Jones at the Service of Thanksgiving for Roddy at the church of St Mary, St Cuthberga and All Saints, at Witchampton, Dorset, on May 11, 2017. Roddy Jones had died on April 24.


By Tom Stacey

Some of you know me; some don’t, my name is on your race-card. I have been a pal of Roddy for the past 40 or so years, which is only half his lifespan, but a good start … not least because I’ve been his host and landlord at our rambly family home in Kensington for the past 16 years. Roddy has been an integral member of our household. Life will be that much less without the inimitable Roddy. […]

Thomas, Hugh Swynnerton, Lord Thomas of Swynnerton (g 45-50)

Leading British historian acclaimed for his books on the Spanish civil war and the empire of Charles V […]

Watson, Hugh Seymour Pennefather (g 40-44)

Hugh S. Watson, born in London, England, on November 14th, 1926 to Lt.-Col. Julian Watson of England and Enid Smith of Bermuda, died peacefully on March 28th, 2017. He was at home, surrounded by his three daughters, Julia, Anna, and Fiona. He is also survived by his three grandchildren: Caley, who lived with and cared […]