Connect In this issue ... Worcester Weekend 50 Years of the Old Chapel The Keyes Building More than a hundred guests joined us in May to watch Chairman of the Governors, Hugh Carslake, name the Sports and Performing Arts Centre in honour of Headmaster, Tim Keyes. The Misses Campbell - One of the Great War’s Innovations IA SCHOLA Centenary of the Great War ORNIENSIS VIG Stephen Rimmer (Cr 7080) has been appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) for services to Criminal Justice and Policing Reform. Stephen came back to King’s in 2009 to speak to Sixth form pupils about his work in the prison service and police. 14th Annual OV London Dinner Friday 17th October, 2014 R EG Two OVs recognised in New Year Honours Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 Stephen Jack (B 67-76) has been appointed OBE for services to disabled people in recognition of his work as Chairman of the Trustees of the Independent Living Fund. Stephen returned to the school in 2012 to talk to pupils about careers and is a member of the Leadership Group for Bursaries. A staple of the OV calendar, the Annual London Dinner is not only a great social occasion but also an excellent opportunity to network and develop both personal and professional relationships. Your booking form is enclosed with Connect - please take advantage of the group booking discount by arranging a table of ten if you can. Further details can be found on our website. The magazine for Old Vigornians of The King’s School, Worcester Issue 36 Summer 2014 www.ksw.org.uk @KSWFDO C Konnect Dance and Dramatic Arts Society bids farewell to its founder best I can to enrich the experience of current pupils, to provide them with challenge and support and to prepare them to be well-balanced, confident and generous citizens. I am deeply grateful to the OV community for all they have done to help and encourage me and my colleagues in this work. The pages that follow offer, I hope, abundant proof of the strength of the relationship between King’s and its OVs, of the debt we owe to previous generations of teachers and pupils, and of the simple fact that, if we so choose, as is often chanted at a certain Rugby match, “We are King’s School till we die”! When I came to King’s in 1998, I had little understanding of the part which alumni can play in the life of an independent school. My previous experience was of four boys schools which did not seem to engage a great deal with former pupils beyond an annual reunion event. My experiences of alumni dinners were not happy ones: too much drink and too few manners! Events to be endured rather than enjoyed. Very few schools employed people whose role was to foster links with former pupils beyond using the services of recently retired teachers. They certainly did little to keep them informed about the school other than via the annual magazine. They had limited databases and therefore little facility to put alumni in touch with each other. It was no surprise, therefore, that few people were motivated to engage with their old school. It is all very different now. I consider one of the greatest achievements of King’s in my time here to have been its determination to make it worthwhile and pleasurable for OVs to maintain or, in so many cases, re-establish contact with their old school. Correspondingly, the school has gained huge benefit from the readiness of OVs to help us in return, particularly in the giving of time and expertise for the benefit of our current pupils and also in the giving of money for both capital projects and bursaries. Whenever I escape from the tyranny of paperwork and emails and walk around the school, I see posters advertising events at which OVs are giving assistance, I see numerous pupils who I know are here because of OV bursary support, and I see many fine facilities enabled wholly or in part by contributions from OVs. A visit to College Hall, the Edgar Tower or the school gardens tends to prompt a different thought – that of the continuity of a community over decades and, indeed, centuries. It is a reminder that I am just a temporary custodian and that my job is to do the The Barnabas Group Distinguished OVs, who have excelled in their chosen profession, are invited by the Headmaster to join the Barnabas Group and to speak to the school in College Hall of their experiences, the lessons they have learned from them and the encouragement they feel able to pass on as a result. Barnabas talks are available to listen to on the audio section of the website Media Gallery (www.ksw.org.uk/senior/media-gallery). Michael Pimley (H 61-71) Michael was a pupil at St Alban’s and joined The Hostel in 1966 as a King’s Scholar. A talented all-rounder, he was appointed as the Senior Scholar in his final year. After leaving school, he studied Law at Cambridge and began his career as an attorney specialising in corporate finance before moving into banking. He worked at Continental Bank (now Bank of America) in London specialising in debt restructuring and workouts, both as head of the bank’s operations in Nigeria, and of the Professional Development group in Chicago. Michael was also a founding member of the bank’s corporate finance initiative in Chicago and New York. In 1991 he co-founded Pimley & Pimley with his wife Kim. The firm has developed and delivered training for over 50 international commercial and investment banks and financial institutions in over 40 countries. Philip Durkin (O 85-87) On the last day of the Words Alive! Festival, Philip Durkin joined the Barnabas Group when he returned to King’s to address College Hall. Philip is currently the Deputy Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and also its Chief Etymologist, leading a team of specialists who study the meaning of words, their origins and their evolution over time. Philip joined King’s in the Sixth Form and was immediately marked out for his intellectual ability. He studied Greek, Latin, English Literature and Classics, and his end of school report notes ‘his use of language, both written and oral, is fluent and persuasive’ so it is perhaps not surprising that he followed a career in etymology - the study of words, their origins and how their form and meaning have changed over time. He went on to gain a scholarship to Trinity College Oxford to study English, and began working for the OED the week after he completed his PhD. 2 The DADA Society provides an opportunity for pupils throughout the school to organise, rehearse and perform in front of a friendly audience in the John Moore Theatre. All forms of dance, drama and music are welcome and involve some pupils who do not feel comfortable performing at more mainstream school events, as well more seasoned performers. The society provides the former with a useful platform and outlet. The standard and diversity of performance has improved and expanded since the launch of the society some years ago and the society is now well-established and popular amongst creative and performing arts pupil performers. It was started by Liz Hand, who retires this summer, in her role as Coordinator for the Arts. She perceived a need for a platform for those pupils interested in the Creative & Performing Arts who were not catered for in the Keys Society or mainstream school concerts. In particular, DADA (which stands for Dance & the Dramatic Arts – but it takes its name for the World War I avant-garde movement) has championed alternative forms of music-making and original composition as well as dance, and also provides a chance for LAMDA pupils to perform their pieces. The society is unique in that it cares for pupils from throughout the school; so that younger pupils learn from the older. There were three events this year, two masterminded by lower sixth form pupil Nick Jones. The first in the autumn term included well-rehearsed items by the various dance clubs, solo dancers, vocalists, actors, mono and duologues by LAMDA students and musical ensembles. The second event took the form of a junior DADA evening under the guise of a Christmas Show. This was the third such event and each has been hugely popular with parents who fill the theatre to capacity. Every lower and upper fourth form was represented by a soloist and an ensemble that performed in the first half. The second half of the programme was devoted to Christmas-inspired plays offered by the fourth form drama clubs. It was pleasing that the organisation of this event was supported by older pupils taking the Trinity Exams Silver Arts Award. Liz Hand photographed at the Annual Reunion Dinner with husband Chris and sons Josh (Cl 91-01 and Staff) and Tom (Cl 94-04) former pupils as well as current. It was heart-warming to welcome back OVs who are now engaged in the professional arts. This opportunity for young and old and the inexperienced and professional to work alongside one another, proved rewarding. Returning OVs included: dancer Martha Hershman (W 04-11), violist Shulah Oliver (K 93-00), film-maker Tom Hand (Cl 94-04), actress Mary Cox (Cl 01-06), poet Ben Parker (Cl 93-00), vocalist Dominic Lee (W 06-13), celebrated classical actor Clifford Rose (C 43-48) and an ensemble of former Cathedral Choirboys. It was a very special evening enjoyed by both performers and audience, and was an appropriate event to showcase the hard work and dedication to the creative arts put in by a memorable Head of Art. The third DADA evening marked the end of the hugely successful Words Alive Festival in the Spring Term. Billed as a ‘Gala DADA’, the evening included performances by the poet-in-residence Wendy Cope and Our Teachers - Then and Now... Happy Birthday to the New Block Friday 13th June, 2014 was the fiftieth anniversary of the official opening of the New Block, later renamed the ‘Annett Building’, by Sir Edward Boyle MP, then Secretary of State for Education. On our Facebook page (facebook.com/KSW-Foundation-DevelopmentOffice) we have recently started a new feature ‘Guess the Teacher’, using recent photographs of former teachers and older photographs of current teachers. Here is a selection of the teachers guessed so far. With an anticipated life-span of forty years, and serious concerns raised about the structure of the building in the 1990s, this is a milestone which few would have foreseen. ANSWERS: R N G Stone, R P Mason, S Le Marchand, J Exton Headline To mark the birthday of the Annett Building, a copy of Rebecca Birtwhistle’s print of the Old Chapel, which also celebrates 50 years of association with the school this year, was presented to Alison Hines, Head of Mathematics, to be displayed in the central atrium of the building. A shield, donated by Mr A Elt (OV) at the opening of the building, but removed during renovation works in 2001, will also be returned to the Annett Building this year. 3 C Konnect 2014 Annual Reunion Weekend Reunions and Visits Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th May PROPERTY NETWORKING A group of OVs connected with the property sector met in the London Cocktail Club in Shaftesbury Avenue, owned by JJ Goodman (B 97-02). The evening was an informal opportunity for OVs who are involved in all areas of property and real estate to establish new contacts, as well as meet up with some familiar faces. It was a worthwhile event and in honour of the occasion, JJ created an ‘Old Vigornian’ cocktail, which was very popular. UNIVERSITY REUNION In the middle of last December, a university reunion took place in Leeds. Keen to see each other before Christmas and whilst still in the city, 17 OVs currently studying in Leeds came together at the Agora restaurant on Friday. Most stayed for dinner, and others were only able to drop in for drinks, but it was a very relaxed and fun occasion, and everybody who came thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Many thanks to Alex Alderson (W 05-12), who organised the event. BELL-RINGING FESTIVAL OV Golf On Friday 2nd May, 23 golfers gathered for a very enjoyable day at Upper Sapey - thanks again go to Stuart Preece (Ch 75-81) for hosting the tournament. The winning team consisted of Nick Firth (Ch 8693), Tim Whitehouse (K 86-94), James Thorpe (K 85-95) and Richard Protherough (S 93-95). Alec Mackie (Cl 47-56) thought that this year he was in with a chance of winning as he edged into the late 30s, but he was beaten by George Blakeway (H 76-86) who achieved a very impressive score of 44 points. It’s hoped to hold a ‘President’s Golf Day’ in Worcester this year– details to follow. Please let us know if you are a member of Worcester Golf Club. OV Lunch The inaugural festival for the Worcester Bell-ringers took place at King’s in March. Both current and former pupils, together with staff, came together for a very worthwhile day. The event has a duel aim of reconnecting ringing OVs with the school, and demonstrating to the current crop of ringers their lifelong connection to a friendly and inclusive community. The aim to is make this an annual event which will help keep the OV ringing community connected after they grow up and move on from Worcester. Nearly 100 OVs, Honorary OVs and their guests returned to King’s for lunch over what was the only sunny weekend in a long time - the school kitchens were even able to produce some ice-cream at short notice, which helped to contribute to the happy atmosphere. The OV Lunch has quickly established itself as a popular event for retired staff, and is a wonderful opportunity not only for former staff to see each other again, but also for them to meet and catch up with OVs in a more informal environment. SEVENTYISH LUNCH “The 7th Seventyish/Eightyish Lunch for School House OVs in that age group took place at The Oxford and Cambridge Club in Pall Mall London on Monday 12th May 2014. 24 of us sat down to a traditional English lunch menu in The Princess Marie Louise Room which has become our traditional venue. Some members admitted to meeting up with friends from School House that they had not seen for 60 years. There is more time for this at this age! Clifford Rose proposed the toast to the memory of School House and also to the memory of our much loved Housemaster, Dan McTurk. There is room for more School House OVs in this room - so should any of you be interested in joining us and you are in that age group, please contact Francis Bennett at [email protected]” VISIT FROM THE WILDING FAMILY The children of L A Wilding, headmaster of King’s from 1936 to 1940, returned to the school in spring this year. Richard and Felicity grew up at the King’s School in the late 1930s and lived in School House; their nursery was in what is the Chappel House Sixth Form common room today. Richard came back to the school with Felicity and his wife Rosamund to revisit the scenes of his childhood, and to donate copies of his new translation of ‘The Odyssey of Homer’ to the Classics Department. A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Tours were taken after lunch by the Bursar, Galen Bartholomew, and Director of Studies, Russ Baum, giving OVs fifty years apart a chance to discover a surprising amount of memories in common. “What a fabulous trip down memory lane I have had this weekend, and Mark now appreciates how living in such amazing surroundings for five years has had such a profound effect on my approach to life.” Clive Marks (S 69-74) Chappel Memorial Award “Once again, a big thank you for arranging another successful OV Weekend. It must be so heartening to you that the support from OV’s and particularly the younger ones continues to grow.“ This year, the Chappel Memorial Award for the most senior OV present at the Reunion Weekend went to Meredith Dobson (DB 27-31). Meredith recently appeared in the local newspaper celebrating his 100th birthday, and returned to King’s, as our guest, for the first time since leaving school 83 years ago. David Mills (H 44-53) Both now aged ninety, Cyril Havard and Olly King were in Castle House from 1938 to 1941, including the year in Criccieth. They recently celebrated their birthdays together, and remembered that Olly’s claim to fame was as a seam bowler on the cricket field when (as can be confirmed in Michael Craze’s History of the school) playing against Magdalen College School, he took nine wickets for six runs - seven being clean bowled with two hat tricks, at one point five wickets being lost to him in seven balls. On leaving Worcester, Cyril became a Master of Surgery and a past Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England; after retirement he became a successful novelist. ‘How do I send my news for the Vigornian?’ ‘You never tell me what is going on at the school’ ‘I didn’t know anything about that event and would have loved to come?’ We try to keep everyone in touch but mailing out by post is expensive and we can only do that three times a year. We have a very active presence on the school website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter and we send regular e-mail updates. The reason you may not be in the know is that we may not have an up-to-date e-mail address for you. We keep your data secure and would never pass on your e-mail to a third party without your permission, so if you would like to know about our next networking event, see the photos of your last year group reunion or just be in touch more often, please check the e-mail address we have for you which is listed on the cover sheet and e-mail Cath: [email protected] if it isn’t correct. 4 Cathedral Service and President’s Drinks It is traditional that the Cathedral Service on the Sunday of the OV Weekend welcomes OVs and the Club President reads one of the lessons. This year, we were delighted that, in the year the Headmaster is to retire, the preacher was his wife, Mary Anne Keyes (Hon OV). You can listen to Mary Anne’s sermon via the Audio Gallery on the school website. Following the service, the Headmaster and President of the OV Club hosted drinks in the Michael Baker Boathouse. 5 C Konnect “I don’t usually attend it, but back In December I was really delighted to receive an e-mail from Jenny (Pearce) Easterbrook, redirected to me by yourselves, inviting me to join her table of 1999 leavers, presumably as I retired in 1999 - a table for young and old, so to speak. I had taught Jenny German for three years, but not in the Sixth Form, so I was particularly honoured to be invited. I was the only 1999 staff leaver, but sat between two OVs with whom I had worked on the Community Service unit, so it was like old times, just 15 years further on. It was a lovely occasion. Many thanks for forwarding me the e-mail.” 111th OV Reunion Dinner More than 200 OVs joined the Headmaster, OV Club and FDO for the 111th Annual Reunion Dinner in College Hall. The Dinner was a very special occasion this year – not only were there a particularly large number of groups who returned to the school to celebrate milestone anniversaries, but OVs who had been at school throughout Tim Keyes’s era returned to King’s to help him celebrate his retirement. Our catalysts did an excellent job of pulling together seven large groups for the Dinner: Mike Coley (Ch 57-64)and David Barlow (Cl 58-64), who brought together a table of 1964 leavers; Susie [Mike] Orme (Co 77-79) and her group of 1979 OVs who celebrated their 35th anniversary of leaving school; Susie Clements (Co 87-89) who managed to get over 30 OVs back from 1989; Adam Winter (Cl 84-94) and Gary Murphy (Cr 87-94) who between them organised a 1994 reunion; Danny Payne (S 92-99) and his 1999 group; Felicity Copp (Ch 94-00) who organised a 2000 table, and Henry Smith (Cl 99-04) who pulled in over 25 leavers from 2004. Gordon Leah The Dinner was also an opportunity to wish Liz Hand well on her retirement after 23 years as Head of Art (see page 3). Thanks to all who came to make the weekend such a memorable occasion. You can find more pictures of the OV Weekend on our Facebook page: Search for ‘KSW Foundation Development Office’. 1 Members of the 1994 reunion group 2 Tom Wall (Cr 89-99), Darren Thomas (Guest), Jess Page (Cl 94-99), Danny Payne (S 92-99) and Malcolm Payne (Guest) 3 Richard Stephens (Cl 72-78) and Richard Underwood (Ch 68-79) 4 Jo Dalton (Cl 94-04), Harriet Priddey (B 93-04), Kate Herriot (Cr 94-04), Naomi Roberts (Cl 93-04) and Rose Palmer (B 98-04) 5 6 Rob Richards (Cr 74-84), newly-elected OV Club President 6 Nicola Willis (Ch 00-05) with Alice Brunt (FDO); 7 Tim Hickson (Hon OV), Leanne Sheen (W 99-06), Sheanagh Hickson (Guest) and Mike Points (Hon OV) 8 Members of the 1979 reunion group 9 Laura Willis (Ch 00-02), Tony Jackson (Ca 52-60), Marianne Jackson (Guest) and Lou Wadley (Cr 53-61) 10 Sylvia Chand (Guest) and Ranga Chand (S 58-64) 11 Georgie Ormandy (Ch 06-13) and her grandfather, Trevor Burgess (Cr 44-48) 12 Members of the 1989 reunion group “I just wanted to say how much we really enjoyed the OV weekend. It was a hugely enjoyable occasion: we saw lots of familiar faces and indeed spoke with many of them, amidst a wonderful environment, excellent food and drink and, of course, the fine weather you laid on. Thank you so much!” Kevin Walsh 7 C Konnect Former Pupil of the Week Before You Go Every week the school sends out an eNewsletter and we feature an OV whose achievements tie in with a school activity that week. The OVs below are a selection of those who have appeared in the eNewsletter so far. Allan Clayton (H 91-99) 2nd May 2014 Two of our female choristers sang with the National Choir over the holiday. Allan Clayton joined King’s in 1991 as a Cathedral Chorister and went on to study music at St John’s College Cambridge and then at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Since graduating he has established himself as one of most exciting and sought after tenors of his generation with opera and concert performances around the world including productions at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, and The New York Opera. Barbara Cookson (H 71-73) 28th March 2014 It is currently the final week of the Maths Challenge. Barbara Cookson was one of the first four girls who joined King’s in the Sixth Form and she read Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Physics at A Level. She went on to gain a place at New Hall College, Cambridge to study Maths. Following a very successful career in Law, she now runs her own company, Filemot Technology Law, specialising in Intellectual property protection and enforcement. James Green (B 05-12) 10th January 2014 At the end of last term, the Boat Club organised a 24-hour ergo challenge to raise money for charity. Former pupil James Green was Captain of Boats, and in 2012 he unveiled the Honours Board of previous Captains of Boats at the opening of the Michael Baker Boathouse. James is currently studying Neurosciences at Harvard and this week, he returned to the school to talk to students about his experiences of studying in America. Sophie Halliday (K 06-13)28th February 2014 The inaugural Festival for Bell-ringers recently took place at King’s and the surrounding churches of Worcester. Both current and former pupils and staff attended, and Sophie Halliday was part of the group. Sophie was our Senior Scholar last year, and as well as managing her studies, she also took part in a wide range of activities at school. She was particularly interested in bell-ringing, which remains a passion. Sophie is currently reading Philosophy and Physics at Leeds. Clive Marks (S 69-74) 16th May 2014 This week saw pupils taking part in a fencing competition - one of our visitors over the bank holiday weekend was Clive Marks, who was the pioneering member of the School’s fencing society. Clive read Dentistry at Bristol, now owns his own practice and holds senior positions on a range of professional bodies; in addition, he lectures regularly and sits as a magistrate. His passions found at school have stayed with him - in particular, his love of music. A keen member of the school choir, he sings with the London Symphony Choir and boasts an impressive musical CV, which includes regular TV and radio broadcasts. Rosie Pugh (Cl 04-11) 7th March 2014 Always interested in writing, Rosie Pugh wrote two novels whilst still at school. Rosie is currently in her third year reading Classics and English at Oxford, and last summer she was awarded a three-book publishing deal, which put her on the path to achieving a lifetime’s ambition of seeing her work in print. Recently, Rosie published her debut novel, The Pearliad, and she returned to King’s for World Book Day yesterday to sign copies of her first book. Harvey Smith (Cr 02-09) 23rd May 2014 It was the last day of school for the Upper Sixth this week, a day which sees the leavers make the most of the opportunity to dress up - elaborate make-up included. Harvey Smith is a special effects artist and technician at Millennium FX, and since 2010, been involved with the make-up and prosthetics for Doctor Who, The Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: The Dark World, to name just a few. Most recently, he has been working on the new Disney film, Maleficent, as part of the department responsible for creating props such as Angelina Jolie’s distinctive horn head-dress. John Stephen (Cl 60-67) • That the school does not have any endowments - that is why the establishment of the Enduring Bursary Fund four years ago has been so important. It enables us to invest money to fund bursaries into the future without putting the burden on our parents. We currently have about £1.6 million invested. Eton has an endowment of £226 million! Run by Richard Radcliffe who is an expert in this area, the groups proved to be great fun and very informative. You can read the report via our website but as a taster here are a few gems: • Bursaries are paid for through the school fees and from donations to the Development Trust. Last year, we were able to support the equivalent of 47 full fee bursaries and 87 pupils received bursary support. Thirteen of these full fees were funded by donations from the community and the rest by the school through the fees. Things we didn’t know: • One of our OVs is 88 and still has gravel from the school playground in his knees. He has promised to leave it to us as part of his legacy! • Many of you have remembered the school in your wills but you don’t feel it is necessary to tell us…..thank you. • A bequest is good for your health - if you make a will you will live ten years longer; if you include a charitable donation you will live a further five years. • It doesn’t matter how many times you tell people, they will only listen when and if they want to. • Lots of our OVs hated school but loved the sport and recognised that they were taught by inspirational teachers. • One of our former staff made the harpsichord which is still in College Hall. • People who came to the school in the 40s and 50s give back to say thank you. People who came in the 60s and 70s give back to change the world! Some of our more recent OVs will have received a request to fill in an Ambassador form. If you are one of those OVs and haven’t already sent us your form, please do so as soon as possible by posting it in the freepost envelope provided or by emailing it to [email protected] Things we all learnt: • Whether King’s is rich or about to go bankrupt – the answer is neither but we do need to inform you better about our finances. • The difference between a bursary and a scholarship - Scholarships are awarded for musical and academic excellence, but bursaries are completely means tested. Some pupils have both a scholarship and a bursary. • That we still provide bursaries even though the Assisted Places and Direct Grant schemes have been abolished – currently about 9% of our pupils receive some sort of bursary help. When the Direct Grant system was in place, up to 50% did and Henry VIII probably intended that 90% should! • • The only area of fund-raising income that is growing is Legacies. The donkey sanctuary in Sidmouth received £18 million in legacies last year. • It is very important for everyone to make a will. • There are lots of ways you can include a charitable bequest and it is very tax efficient to do so (they are all now explained on our website). • You don’t have to see a lawyer to change your will – you can simply add a codicil and there is one on our website available to download. Things we are going to do: Things you didn’t know: 21st March 2014 On Tuesday, the Development Office arranged networking drinks in London for OVs working in the property sector, and John Stephen was a host for the event. John read Estate Management at Reading before qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor. He went on to work for Jones Lang LaSalle for 36 years, and in 2009 he retired as Chairman of the company’s English business. He’s now involved in a range of non-executive and advisory board roles with public and private organisations. 8 Spring is the start of new things and lots of people gave up their time in March and April to join our consultation groups. The focus of the consultation was on legacies and in particular, we wanted to find out about what you think about King’s and our plans for the future, what you know about the school, what you would like to know and if and how we should approach you about making a legacy. • Give you a clear financial snapshot of the school which will be sent to you in the Development Trust Annual report next term. • Get our bursary pupils to talk about just what it has meant to them to have received a King’s Education (visit our Bursary Ambassador pages and follow us on Twitter to see what they are saying). • Hold more year group and house specific events in good locations so that you know you will meet up with old friends and contemporaries (take a look at the back page to see what we are planning already). • Add some clear information about legacies to the website and make it as easy as possible for you to give (visit the website and let us know what we need to add). • Re-ignite your memories of the Direct Grant and Assisted Places schemes - look out for our event in London in the autumn. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to take part in these groups and if you would ever like to be involved in a consultation of this sort, do let us know. Several OVs and parents have left substantial legacies to the school. These have already been used to help pupils attend King’s who could not otherwise afford to do so. Visit Supporting King’s: 9 www.ksw.org.uk/development-trust C Konnect The Misses Campbell - One of the Great War’s Innovations The Great War affected The King’s School in many ways. Some were physical changes to the site: railings surrounding College Green were sold to support the war effort; College Green was dug up and turned into a market garden. Other long lasting changes to the recruitment of staff, and in particular, to the role of women in these years, were ‘an experiment which had to be made due to the shortage of male teachers caused by war-time losses, but a move which was intended as a temporary measure turned out to be a great success’. Wives of Housemasters had played a part in school life, but their responsibilities were confined to domestic and nursing roles. Until 1916 there were no female teachers, until Reverend Chappel had to look for replacements among the clergy and women teachers when Masters enlisted to fight. School Archive Update When we asked you told us you love to see photos from the School Archive, so we will always try to include a selection in each issue of Connect submissions to the School Archive are more than welcome! Pauline Baum, School Archivist Here are some photos of leavers celebrating their last days at King’s during the 1960s. Thank you to Bernard Leeman (Ca 59-64) for sending them to us. Many thanks to those OVs who got in touch to identify the mystery photo in the last issue of Connect, which turned out to be a staff panto. The main focus for this year has been working towards the Reunion in May, where in addition to the special year groups, there was also the retirement of Tim Keyes to commemorate using a timeline of words and photos from his time at King’s. OVs have continued to be generous with donations to the Archive, be they recorded memories, or documents and photos. Nick Moss (Cr 6676) donated a briefcase full of photos and rowing memorabilia, including a piece of the Eton boathouse – perhaps I ought to give it back! We were also given a set of Maundy coins by Ray Franklin (Cl 43-49). It’s always nice to give something back, and when the children of L A Wilding (Headmaster 1936-1940) visited the school we were able to give them a contemporary photo of their father which they had not previously seen. I realised we had on video - taken on 35mm film by David Bolland (S 52-60) - a sequence showing Mr Wilding and his small children in the Creighton Memorial Gardens, again something they had not seen previously. We made it into a DVD and now they have a record of their time at the school. N.B. One of the problems of the Archivist: changing media formats and keeping up with those changes! The first female member of staff was Miss Garnett, appointed in 1916 to replace Mr Board (enlisted) who taught Maths. In September 1916 Miss Anne Campbell (aged less than 20) came from the Alice Ottley School to take charge of an additional junior form as there were by then 175 boys at King’s. Her older sister Myfanwy joined her in 1917 to teach the Third Form in the first classroom in Edgar Tower.* The sisters stayed at King’s for nearly seventy years between them. Besides teaching the younger pupils they helped establish the new Museum, the Photographic Society, and, having started an Amateur Dramatic Society, assisted backstage during performances - ironically, dressing and doing the makeup of male pupils taking female roles. They became involved in the teaching of Art, and in 1921 ‘through the zeal of Miss M. Campbell an addition has been in the shape of an art room in the Edgar Tower… we hope that the quality of the drawing and painting will improve in consequence...’ In the same year, Anne Campbell left to study at a teacher training college for women. It’s unclear when she returned to the school, but she taught in the Choir School from around 1936, and returned to the King’s staff when the two schools amalgamated in 1943. The centenary of World War One approaches. We have already researched those OVs who fought and died, and a wealth of information and images is already in use, both by pupils within the King’s Foundation, and also by external enquirers including relatives of the fallen. The Wilmot brothers, Tom, Henry and Robert, all OVs, wrote home from the trenches and their letters make fascinating reading. Each brother will have a page in the Keeping in Touch part of the school website, where you will be able to read their letters and follow their progress through the war. In 1935, the Vigornian reports that “Edgar Tower is in the wars again. First a complete overhaul, then boilers, and now chimneys. We extend our sympathy to Miss Campbell and the Lower School”. Myfanwy was still based there and Edgar Tower was now thoroughly established, both as home to the Art Department, and as classrooms. In 1936, Headmaster Cuthbert Creighton announced his intention to retire, and, as a parting gift, financed an extension to the 1925 classrooms (where the Geography Department is now) with an Art Room upstairs and a Geography Room below. The School Art Exhibition on Speech Day (our King’s Day) moved from Edgar Tower to ‘Miffy’s’ new Art Room** and included works by OVs. Clearly very modern in terms of promoting the school, in 1937 the Vigornian reported “At the Public Schools Art Exhibition…(in London) there were several exhibits of (the School’s) work… The Sunday Times art critic picks out the School… “as one where the work shows an absence of artistic strangulation.” Some of Miss Campbell’s pictures have been exhibited this year at London, Birmingham, Malvern, and Guildford.” The Art Room became a popular exhibition and meeting space for school societies, and in the late 1930s, Miffy formed an “Art Circle” with regular meetings to which professional artists were invited, and expeditions were launched to inspiring places including Tewkesbury Abbey and Birmingham Art Gallery. Temporarily disbanded for the duration of the Second World War, it reformed afterwards, meeting in the Kittermasters’ house. A Ballroom Dancing Club (perhaps a fore-runner of the DADA Society)was established in the early 1940s, under Miffy’s instruction; boys practised their steps with other female staff, and later, with girls from the Alice Ottley School. It was so successful that a joint annual Evening Dance with the AO was established. The Second World War’s influence was felt in the school, with the Poster Club (also run by Miffy) being asked to design posters for the local W.V.S. In 1946, the OV Club in an ‘unprecedented innovation’ appointed Miss Campbell as an Honorary member, celebrating her 25 years as a teacher. Another innovation was the establishment, in 1949, (again in the long-suffering Kittermaster household) of the Pottery Club, Every day, you can follow the Archive’s ‘Tweets from the Trenches’, which are extracts from OV letters, from the Vigornian, and also from The Wipers Times. run by Miffy with enthusiastic attendance ‘notably among the younger members, who, however, found some difficulty in confining the clay to the room provided’. It later moved to a small wooden shed behind School House. The photo below is the 1st XI football team of 1908. Just under half of those pictured would not return from the trenches. We will remember them. In the early 1950s, despite the deterioration of Myfanwy’s health, her involvement with all her various activities continued. Anne Campbell died in 1957, having taught junior boys for 27 years. Kittermaster said in his eulogy “we have lost a most kind and understanding friend; one who cannot be replaced. Her patience and sympathy made the dreaded first term much easier for each new boy and generations of pupils will remember with gratitude her unfailing interest and good example.” Miffy retired in the same year, remaining active locally until her death in 1979. An experiment brought about by a shortage of male teachers had established the role of women teachers in the school – just about. When she retired, there was only one other female member of the teaching staff, Miss Forward, and the Masters’ Common Room was still very much a male preserve, to which the ladies kept their visits as short as possible. Even so, Miffy and Anne spent their careers quietly trailblazing a new role for women at King’s. Pauline Baum School Archivist * The first photo shows the teaching staff in 1917-1920. Myfanwy Campbell is standing in the back row, third from the left; Anne Campbell is seated on the far right. ** The second photo shows Miffy Campbell in her Art Room, sometime in the 1940s or 50s. 10 11 C Konnect Fifty Years of the Old Chapel This year sees the fiftieth anniversary of the school’s acquisition of the ‘Old Chapel’ and, aside from a few alterations, the experience of camping at the school’s much-loved outdoor activity centre in the Black Mountains has remained the same for generations of pupils. The article below, an extract from the forthcoming new history of the school, has been edited by Simon Cuthbertson (Hon OV). Most current and former pupils remember a stay at the Old Chapel with real fondness and reminisce about playing in the woods, swimming in the stream and having that rare feeling of remoteness away from home. Located a few miles north of Crickhowell in the Black Mountains of Wales, it has been used as a base for outdoor activities, team building, House exeats and revision weekends for 50 years. Today it is used extensively by the two Junior Schools, all pupils in the Lower Remove (Year 9), those involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Himalayan Club training and some 6th Form House groups. The building dates from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century, and would have served the needs of the hill farmers and shepherds in the upper part of the Grwynefechan valley until around 1700, when the chapel was abandoned. Later, from 1752 until 1775, the chapel was used for regular services by a local Methodist community, after which the chapel was again left empty, often used as a shelter for sheep and cattle. Worship resumed in 1845, this time for Calvinist Methodists. In 1880, the chapel was restored, reroofed and furnished with pews, by Lord Glanusk, and the chapel flourished for around 80 years, before depopulation in the area, and improved access to the nearest church, led to the closure of the chapel in 1955. David Annett (Headmaster 1959-1979) wrote about the decision to purchase the ‘Old Chapel’, and its early use by King’s, in a document for the School Archive, in 2002. “In 1963 I had for some time thought that it would be a good thing if the school could acquire a base in remote and unspoilt country. Boys - particularly those from urban and suburban backgrounds - could spend even a short time experiencing the natural world, unadulterated by the material comfort and sophistication which we are apt to describe as civilisation. I enlisted the help of my colleague Dan McTurk, who shared my views, and we embarked on an intermittent and lengthy search for a suitable place. The requirements were that it should be in remote and preferably hilly country, and yet within reasonable driving distance - say 60 miles - from Worcester. This obviously pointed to the Welsh border country, and Dan and I scoured the Marches from Ross to Rhayader without finding anything suitable. One Saturday I told a prospective parent who happened to be visiting the Grwynefechan valley of our search. He reported that the whole valley had been part of the large Glanusk estate, but that some years ago the Glanusks had sold all the farms and their land to sitting tenants. In the whole valley there was only one unoccupied building, and that was a former chapel, which had not been sold. Without delay I contacted the Glanusk Estate Office. At the earliest opportunity Dan and I collected the key from the Estate Office near Crickhowell, and with considerable excitement went in search of the chapel. All we could see from the lower lane was the ridge of the roof, for the whole intervening ground was overgrown with gigantic bracken about 8 feet high. We forced our way through it, unlocked the door, and an astonishing sight met our eyes. After the last service in the chapel in 1955 the congregation must have walked out leaving everything in its place, and never returned. The chapel itself was then a single room with no gallery: at the west end was a small separate room open to the roof and entered from outside. This was where the minister stabled his horse when he rode over from Talgarth or Trefecca to take the service. Surrounding the chapel was a sizeable piece of land bounded by the lane on one side and the river on the other. It was level, and provided more than enough space for the erection of tents and the parking of vehicles. On the slope beyond the river was a young plantation of conifers; these were only a few feet high, and did not cut out the light as they do now. From the moment we saw it Dan and I realised that this was the place we had been looking for, and to our great delight Lady Glanusk agreed to let us have it on a 25-year lease at a modest rent. This was in 1964. Our idea was to keep everything as simple as possible; water was collected from a spring (certified drinkable) on the other side of the lane; light came from Tilley and Hurricane lamps, and heat from oil stoves; cooking was done on Calor gas and an elderly Rayburn discarded by Llangattock Rectory, and the plumbing consisted of a chemical closet in a lean-to shed. The nearest telephone was in the public box on the upper lane. This Spartan regime worked satisfactorily provided that a simple set of rules was strictly observed, and many of the boys found it instructive to learn that water did not always come from turning a tap, or light from touching a switch. In the early days there was much work to be done, even to achieve the simple standards at which we aimed. Most of this we did ourselves, with help from the school maintenance staff, and professional help from outside only when absolutely necessary. Anyone who has visited the chapel will be struck by the beauty of the place, and it does indeed exercise a remarkable spell on many of those who come to know and love it. From the start Trevor and Judy Bailey and their family were enthusiastic ‘chapel-goers’, and poured abundant love and labour into the place (and have continued to do so for many years by attending to the dry stone wall). Paul Cattermole was another great supporter, and he went further by organising a group of boys who brought the long-silent bells of Llanbedr church back into ringing condition, and then rang in the New Year on them, to the enormous pleasure of the villagers. He also used to bring a small choir from St Alban’s to sing in the Llanbedr church, including the wedding service for the squire’s daughter. The former chapel congregation were so pleased to see that the chapel was in use by The King’s School that they donated £5 to buy a box of tinned food as a reserve in case a party was snowbound there.” In 1967, the stable was converted into a kitchen and a loft erected above it to provide basic sleeping quarters for the staff. A telephone broke the total isolation of the site in 1992. Generations of pupils and staff have enjoyed camping at the ‘Old Chapel’. Mike Bentley introduced boys to the experience in the Lower Fourth; this developed into the ‘Lower Remove Camp’ under the leadership of Mike Stevens and for many years involved a form (of up to 24 boys and girls) camping together. Since 2008, the Lower Remove group within each House, accompanied by the House staff and members of the Upper Sixth, take a two-day camp together. Organised since 2000 by Simon Cuthbertson, activities include walking through the hills, climbing at a local activity centre, kayaking on the River Wye, swimming in the stream, playing in the woods, barbecues and camp fires. The school purchased the chapel and its grounds in 1983 and carried out sympathetic improvements to the facilities, including a new kitchen, piped water from the spring, a reed-bed and electricity . A rear extension was also added replacing the dilapidated toilet sheds, but still without mirrors. At the end of 2013 the whole building was re-roofed and fully insulated. These ‘upgrades’ have added a basic level of hygiene, safety and comfort to the ‘Old Chapel’ experience, but, it remains widely felt it has not taken away from either the character and charm of the unique location or the valuable experience, which for so many pupils has been among the highlights of their time at King’s. Gone are the days of flushing toilets with buckets of water filled from the stream and organising rotas for collecting spring water, but the search for fire wood in the forest and games in the grounds remain as popular as ever. Thankfully there is still no mobile phone reception at the Old Chapel and David Annett’s vision of King’s pupils experiencing the natural world without mod cons continues. SPECIAL OFFER! It is not too late to buy your own print of the painting of the Old Chapel by artist Rebecca Birtwhistle (Cl 91-98). The print is available unframed at £25, or framed at £45. The King’s Sc hool, Worce From 1541 in to Please contact the FDO to place your order. New School History Book! Due for publication early in 2015, this 200-page, full-colour book will provide a new and up-to-date history of The King’s School, Worcester from the re-foundation of the Almonry School by King Henry VIII in 1541 through to the opening of The Keyes Building and the arrival of Matthew Armstrong as Headmaster in 2014 - a must-have for members of the King’s community! For further information, please contact [email protected] Edited by Dan ny 12 13 Payne and Pau ster the 21st Cen line Baum tury C Konnect Correspondence Centenary of the Great War KingsWorcester Feb 11, 3:28pm via Hootsuite Just spotted our cricket pavilion on the BBC News homepage! ow.ly/i/4yXTR This year will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War. I was interested to see the aerial photograph on page 15. The previous page suggested that the photo was taken around 1960. I think it would be more like 1963 or 1964, because the swimming pool and the New Block are both in it. The pool opened around 1962/3. The New Block was officially opened in summer 1964, by the then Education Minister Edward Boyle. I’m not sure when it was completed, but it can’t have been much more than a few months earlier. So my guess would be that the photo dates from 1964. The school will be running a series of activities to coincide with this anniversary and over the next four years will join with the local community and schools around the country to mark some of the key events and the historic legacy of this war. Our initial plans for this anniversary are outlined below and we will continue to add to this list over the next four years. Barney Burnham (Ch 59-69) If you would like to get involved or join in with any of these events, please contact the FDO or the School Archive. On page 15 of the December issue is an aerial photo of the school. It must have been taken in about 1963-64 or soon after the then new dayboy block was opened. The swimming pool is uncovered and the old gym. is visible as are the Fives courts. These are all clues to the correct date. World War I commemorative plaque The Old Vigornian Club have commissioned a plaque to recognise all the OVs who fought in the first world war. This has been placed in the St George’s memorial church in Ypres and there will be service of commemoration held in October (see below). 4 retweets John Matty, (B 61-68) I was interested to read about ‘Music at Kings’ in the latest Connect and the previous issue. My brother’s year (he is six years my senior) certainly had an excellent Trad Jazz Group, though I have no idea who they were. For my part, I played (very badly) bass guitar with ‘The Vampires’ in 19621963. John Whiting (lead guitar), Chris Sinfield (rhythm and singer), his brother Colin (vocals) and drummers Jo Colori, John Wood and another. We were a rock band, played lots of gigs (I have all the cuttings). In those days, you had to play the latest Top of the Pops, so we sometimes learned on the way to a gig or Chris just said “Follow me!” Our rivals were ‘The Renegades’ from R.G.S., although we shared the same venue a few times. ‘The Vampires’ wore black cloaks with scarlet linings and high collars. In those days you needed three to four hours’ repertoire - we came on stage to Night of the Vampires and finished with 20 minutes of La Bamba, Twist and Shout, and She Loves You. Well spotted, Barney and John - according to the School Archive, this photograph was likely to have been taken in 1965. Great service! I very much enjoyed my brief visit to my home town and my school - and I met Roger Thorn, his wife Elisabeth, and David Mills. We were contemporaries in the Fifties, but now Roger lives in France, I live in Italy and only David still resides in Worcestershire! Another link: Roger was head of Creighton House in which I was a Day Boy before moving to The Hostel...where David was a Prefect! It was great sharing the OV dinner with them.....particularly as Roger was the CCF band’s Drum Major when I was Leading Drummer! Those were the days..... John Roe (H 46-57) David Seabright (W 55-64) Martin wrote to us about making a contribution to the Kittermaster Fellowship Group: ‘because Kitter was very, very kind to me. He was not one who let it be generally known when he did a kindness, but when I was about to leave, in July 1949, having failed to get an organ scholarship to Oxford, he told me to tell my father that if I came back the following year, to try to get a history scholarship, my father would not have to pay any fees (and I would be Head Boy). So I did, but didn’t get the history scholarship, either. And previously, when I had a serious swimming accident, he and Mrs. K. had put up both my parents, who were poor as church mice, for the first week of my six-week hospital stay - something I didn’t learn about (and even then, not from him) until forty years later. I’ve attached a photo of the OV Cricket Club in 1968 (I think). I’m the one in the middle of the back row with the cathedral sticking out of my head. I’m sure Alec Mackie (immediately in front of me) will have this photo. Also myself and several friends from King’s and the Grammar School formed a football team on the back of England’s success in the World Cup in 1966. We joined the local junior football league and got absolutely hammered! Although it wasn’t an official school sport or extra-curricular activity, we received support from both schools and because we were so bad gained a certain notoriety in the district! H.M.P Davies (S 43-50) Camille Owen (Cl 02-09) and Emmie Le Marchand (Cl 03-10), sent in a photograph of their impromptu and unplanned reunion in North Carolina. They (almost literally) bumped into each other in a nightclub in Durham, North Carolina. One was working and the other studying in Durham yet they had been unaware of what a small world it can seem! A group of OVs from around the world joined a conversation about the Worcester floods in February. A snapshot of their exchanges is shown below: I have been wondering how you are doing on the Somerset Levels? Hope your feet are dry and/or you are in France but dry at home. Fingers Crossed. Last night I saw George Aligayah from BBC on the quays below Deansway announcing highest floods at Worcester Bridge in goodness knows how long. I thought how foolish. He could have gone along to The Watergate and seen just how long!! The WWI Battlefields Tour Still in Squishy Somerset for the next 10 days then off to S France for about 6 weeks. Not too bad here in Congresbury but am keeping a weather eye on the river every day...hopefully we will survive. Last flood was in 1967: since then there are a lot more flood defences here. I was also thinking about the Watergate flood indications....no history knowledge, these new fellows! In July, pupils from the school will visit the WW1 battlefields and museums in Belgium. Commemoration Service at St George’s Church A group of OVs (led by Ian Smith Cr 73-78) will travel to Belgium in a convoy of Morgan cars to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Gheluvelt.On Friday 31st October they will attend a service at St George’s Church, Ypres for the commemoration of the King’s School Worcester Plaque to remember all those pupils who fell in WWI A history of our pupils in WWI Relieved to hear your defences are holding. Listening to acrimonious and lop-sided debate about what Government should be doing to hold back floods - it’s good to hear success stories like Congresbury which of course go unreported. Our archivist, Pauline Baum is researching all the former pupils of the school who were injured and fell in the WWI. Visit the archive pages to find out more or follow her Tweets from the Trenches for extracts from WWI diaries. Your Country Needs You! If you have information on relations who were involved with the war and King’s or would like to help Pauline in her research, then please visit the archive pages and get in touch. …Just to annoy you all we are in the grip of a drought with only 0.2 mm of rain since the beginning of December… The Remembrance Day Lecture Series All members of the community are invited to join us for the Remembrance Day Lectures. This will be a series of talks relating to WWI which will take place following the Remembrance Day service. The first lecture will be given by Col. Mark Jackson and will be a reenactment of the Battle of Gheluvelt. Phil Oliver (B 61-69) Barney Bell wrote to us following the Bell-ringing Festival in March: What a topsy turvy planet. Bring on the Snow! Please may I offer my grateful thanks for a very enjoyable and wellorganised day. It was lovely to be back in Worcester, to receive such a warm welcome, to see how things are developing at the school - and to be treated to lunch! The afternoon’s ringing went well, and it was good to renew acquaintance with both fellow former-pupils and with the towers of Worcester. Many thanks to everyone concerned, especially to the Headmaster for giving so much of his time to our gathering. World War One Articles Join in the conversation - please send your letters, photos and e-mails to: In the Connect magazine we will be running a series of historical articles covering a range of subjects related to the impact of the first world war on the school - see page 10 for the first in the series. Foundation Development Office, 5 College Green, Worcester WR1 2LL [email protected] or find us on Twitter: @KSWFDO Barney Bell (Cl 59-67) 14 15 Connect Forthcoming Events Thank you! Kirsty Johnson (W 91-96), who worked with us on the Sporting Steps calling project for the SPACE Campaign, and Hilary Brown (Cr 06-13) who researched the sports honours boards. The following OVs who returned to King’s to sing in the Carol Service: Sophie Haddock (S 06-13), Abi Thompson (W 06-13), Sophie Jacob (S 06-13), Dominic Lee (W 06-13), Peter Shepherd (B 06-13) and Edoardo Toso (B 10-12). Five Year Reunion - Class of 2009 Saturday 13th September 2014 The King’s School, Worcester Ralph Pite (Cl 72-79) who came and gave an English Lecture at the end of November last year. Thanks also to OVs who performed in the Gala DADA Evening: Mary Cox (Cl 01-06), Tom Hand (Cl 94-04), Martha Hershman (W 04-11), Dominic Lee (W 06-13), Shulah Oliver (K 93-00), Ben Parker (Cl 93-00) and Clifford Rose (Ca 43-48). OVs who helped with the Business Conference: Alex Garwood-Gowers (W 88-99) and Derek Evans (Cr 78-86) and School Governors Pat Preston and Mark Atkins. Careers talks were given by: Nicky Wilkinson (K 03-08), Michael Pimley (H 61-71), Chris Hales (S 74-81). Work experience placements were offered by: Rob Richards (Cr 79-84), David Atkinson (W 79-86), Mike Fardon (H 62-68) and Richard Wilkes (W 76-86). The Keyes Bursaries - a leaving gift The Headmaster has asked that anyone thinking of marking his retirement should do so not by giving him a present, but instead by contributing to our bursary funds. In September 2014, the Development Trust is hoping to award two new Keyes Bursaries in recognition of both the Headmaster’s contribution to the school and his generous gesture. We have enclosed a copy of the Annual Campaign brochure with this Connect to all those OVs who went all the way through King’s with Tim Keyes as their Headmaster; it gives the details of the bursary project and how to make a contribution. If you did not receive the brochure, but would like to find out more or contribute to this gift, please do visit the website or contact us in the Development Office. 112th Annual Old Vigornian Reunion Weekend May 2015 The King’s School, Worcester Fascinating Fact... In each issue of Connect we will feature a nugget of information from the forthcoming book, The King’s School, Worcester - From 1541 into the 21st Century. Michael Craze (H 19-25) claimed to have been the last pupil to have driven to King’s in a horse and trap in 1925, having tethered his pony, Polly, to an iron ring next to the door to the Sixth Form Reading Room (later the Old Library and now the Staff Common Room). This ring can still be seen today. You can pre-order your copy from [email protected] © 2014 The King’s School, Worcester Editor: A E Brunt Artwork: DDJ Payne Direct Grant & Assisted Places Symposium for 1970s and 1980s leavers Autumn 2014 Details to be confirmed Ten Year Reunion - Class of 2004 December 2014 Please contact us to register your interest ‘Vigornian’ includes OV news, births, marriages and obituaries, alongside the historical record of the year at King’s. Twitter: @KSWFDO Remembrance Day Lunch & Lecture Tuesday, 11th November 2014 University Reunions Loughborough, Newcastle and Edinburgh The 2014 ‘Vigornian’ is out now - if you did not receive your copy with this magazine it may mean that your subscription has expired. If you are not a current subscriber to ‘Vigornian’ and would like to be, please contact us: [email protected] or complete the enclosed Renewal Form (also available on our website). Visit our website: www.ksw.org.uk 14th Annual London Dinner Friday 17th October 2014 The Inner Temple Facebook: KSW Foundation Development Office USA Reunion Spring 2016 Please contact us to register your interest This is only a selection of the many events planned for the next two years - please visit the website for full details. LinkedIn: Search for Old Vigornians Printed by Rotary Printers (Stourport-on-Severn) Ltd The King’s School, Worcester: a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales: Company Number 4776324. 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