A.J. Potter (57-61)

Ashley Potter (57-61) died suddenly on 14th May, 2014 according to one of his daughters, Jessica Lennon. Ashley, known as ‘Shags’ to his contemporaries in Macquarie, was always in trouble at the NCP but somehow emerged unscathed. A fine cross-country runner, his other interest was trad jazz, at the time all the rage. With four…


Tim Quinlan (68-73)

I resigned as research director of an HIV/AIDS research organisation (the Health Economics & HIV/AIDS Research Division – HEARD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2010. We then moved to the Western Cape to the village of Greyton in the Overberg region. I became a professor at the Free University, Amsterdam. This continued to June,…


Work Experience Opportunities Needed for College Students

The College is looking to make contact with any OPs who might be able to offer work experience to College students,  or who may know of any other individuals or organisations that are able to do so.  Being able to offer students the chance of hands on experience in a variety of roles and working environments is invaluable for their future career…


Peter Coulthurst (54-59)

Peter Coulthurst (54-59) died in Australia in April, 2014. Captain Frank Hart represented the OP Society at his funeral.

After the NCP Peter joined the Canadian Pacific shipping company and was at sea for some years before coming ashore and emigrating to Australia. We have no other details.

Hugo Moresby White (53-57)

Admiral Sir Hugo Moresby White GCB, CBE, DL (53-57) died peacefully at his home in Buckland, Devon, on 1st June, 2014. A serious head injury caused by a fall in 2002 marred his final years. He was 74 –a former Governor of Gibraltar, Commander-in-Chief Fleet, and CCCC of the Nautical College, Pangbourne. He leaves a…


Christopher Gillett (71-75)

Chris made a fleeting appearance on BBC Two’s Gardener’s World on June 6th – talking about the soothing influence of the beautiful gardens at Glyndebourne Opera where he is appearing as Valzacchi in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ until July. It is the first time the increasingly well-known tenor has worked for Glyndebourne for more than 20 years.…


Anthony Fenwick-Wilson (53-57)

This last year has been a pretty busy time for me. As well as expanding my renewable energy research business, we’ve bought an old (over a thousand year old!) house in Shropshire, next to a 1,300 year old church, with a 2,600 year old tree in the churchyard – so, as my friends like to…


Dennis Fenna (1935-2014)

Dennis Fenna, who taught Maths at the College for 30 years, died of a heart attack in May, 2014. He was 79. A funeral service at Trinity Church, Buxton, was scheduled for Friday 13th June. Dennis Fenna arrived at the College in 1965 to take up his first teaching post. He joined the Maths department.…


Chris Weston (77-82) switches to Aggreko

Glasgow-based Aggreko, the leading temporary power provider, has appointed British Gas managing director Chris Weston (77-82) as its new chief executive. Aggreko said that Weston will be based in both Glasgow and London. According to a report in the Glasgow Herald newspaper, he will earn a basic salary of £750,000 a year and receive a…