OC Updates 2004

I welcome news of old pupils and staff. Please contact me at
6 Southover High Street, Lewes, Sussex BN7 1HS
(tel: 01273 480189; fax: 01273 470089
or e-mail: milner-gullands@southover6.freeserve.co.uk



Amy Arthur has graduated from Cambridge with a double first and is now at Warwick studying for a PGCE. Stephen Balchin has been travelling in Ecuador, and Lizzy is doing ceramics at Bath after a gap year in Peru. Sybil Bunney lives in Clapham and works in marketing at Earl’s Court in Olympia, helping exhibition and conference clients set up their websites. Alex Burrough is now in her second year studying Politics at the University of East Anglia, having enjoyed a wonderful gap year spent teaching in a remote part of Malawi and travelling in Mozambique and Australia.James has just started at the same university and is studying History and Politics, after spending three months in Sri Lanka working on various conservation projects and travelling in India. Martyn Clifford is now an accomplished glissando guitarist, who has toured extensively in the Porthcawl area.
Nicko Dalton was married in May, still enjoys rowing, and works in London; Barnaby has two children, Jack (3) and Emma (1½). Peter and Jill Daniel are enjoying retirement in Provence; Susanna runs a mail order firm in Sussex selling good quality toys.
Mark Gilberd is working as a surveyor in Hamilton NZ, and his brother David is an engineer with Air NZ in Christchurch. Robert Gussman has trained as a TEFL teacher, “and, my, how grateful I am to have received a solid grounding in the basics of grammar at CHS, especially through Latin and Greek, which helped keep me well on top of the requirements of the course”. Rebecca Hall has toured the USA as Rosalind in her father’s production of ‘As You Like It’, earning an ecstatic review in the New York Times. “Anyone whose heart doesn’t embrace this uncertain, gorgeous, galumphing girl probably doesn’t have one.”
Edmund Hubbard, the birth of whose son is announced elsewhere, recently suffered a stroke, from which he has now happily recovered. Tom Illsley has spent a year teaching English in Shanghai and enjoying ex-pat life to the full. Alex Knowles continues to work with Yahoo in London and California; Victoria lives in Clifton and works at Bristol Royal Infirmary as a house officer; both girls have recently become engaged. Rachel Macgregor is reading French and Russian at Manchester University. Ali, Christopher and James have all been together at Winchester for Ali’s last year and James’ first.
Lauren Marles-Browne joined her sister, Jade, for the sixth form at Cranleigh, where she was much involved in Drama, and is now reading Classical Studies at Durham. Jade plays saxophone in several school bands and is captain of the hockey and netball teams. She hopes to read Classics at T.C.D. Dr Shibley Rahman is working as Registrar at the Royal Brompton Hospital, having completed his Ph.D. in Neurology. Jonathan Ray, author of Everything You Need to Know about Wine and (coming out this autumn) Bloodlines and Grapevines, has been appointed Wine Critic of Telegraph Weekend.
Henry Shelford, together with Rob and Andrew Sully, set a world record and raised more than £40,000 for the British Lung Foundation, when they sat down to a formal dinner in evening dress at a height of 22,326 feet in the Himalayas!
Harley Sherlock, who incidentally designed the CHS Barn, was awarded an Hon. M.A. by London Metropolitan University. Harley is a founder member of the Islington Society which campaigns to improve life in the borough, and was chairman of the environmental pressure group Transport 2000. In his citation the Vice-Chancellor said, “The architectural practice he founded, Andrews Sherlock & Partners, grew from an experiment in living and working on co-operative lines in the 1950s. It specialises in designing buildings for healthcare and social housing, particularly low rise, high density housing in cities and in the rehabilitation of Georgian and Victorian streets. Mr Sherlock believes passionately that the restoration of such properties is the best way of maintaining a community’s structure and its heritage.”
Sarah Smith is reading Real Estate and Finance at Oxford Brookes. George Taylor has been working as ‘runner’ on Charles Dance’s film ‘Ladies in Lavender’ and aims to work in film direction. Mark Towsey is in his seventh year at St Andrews, dividing his time between his Ph.D., tutoring a modern history course and playing the clarinet. Tim Walker is engaged to Karin Meyer. After his MSc, Tim worked for a time in the City, but is now living in Zurich and working for a Swiss insurance company as a risk analyst. Following Isabel’s good degree in French and Management, she is working in marketing and sales, and using her language skills as part of her work with French cosmetic companies. Stephen White recently directed a two-part BBCs film “In Search of Genius”. Caroline Wilson is head of Pre-prep at Hethersett Old Hall, Norfolk. Mark Wilson works as a journalist and teacher in Trinidad. His father John died in January. Nicholas Wood is engaged to a Spanish girl called Maite and has bought a house in Bath.

Nick Milner-Gulland

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