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Biennial Dinner 2018

The 43rd Biennial Dinner will take place on Saturday, 29 September 2018.

Old Edwardians will have the opportunity to catch up over a drinks reception, hear a concert from the KES Senior Swing Band, and enjoy a four course dinner in Big School. The evening will conclude with drinks in the Performing Arts Centre Foyer.

Tom Shippey

This year's guest speaker is Tom Shippey (1960). The title of Tom's speech is Tolkien's (Almost) Universal Appeal. "Tolkien was in several ways a regional writer, deeply attached to the landscape, people and literary traditions of the West Midlands. Nevertheless, and quite unexpectedly, it turned out that he appealed to everybody - hippies, traditionalists, ecologists, and fan-groups world-wide. The one exception to this was literary critics! I will try to explain both the universal appeal and the solitary exception, as well as the long attachment to Birmingham and the counties around it."

Details

Date: 29 September 2018

Time: 5.30-11.00pm

Location: King Edward's School

Cost: £59.00

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Attendance List

Nickname/Preferred Name

Surname

Year Group / Position

Michael

Roper-Hall

1939

Peter

Rawll

1945

Bryan

Higgs

1946

Jeffrey

Dolphin

1947

Gerald

Grant

1947

Barrie

Cooper

1948

Michael

Jepson

1949

Gerald

Richards

1949

Owen

Wheatley

1950

William

Hetherington

1952

Bob

Sankarayya

1952

Gordon

Campbell

1953

Neil

Gardner

1953

Richard

Price

1953

Alan

Richards

1953

Alf

Manders

1954

Peter

Allsop

1955

Barrie

Gane CMG

1955

David

Corney

1957

Bob

Edmonds

1958

Hedley

Ramshaw

1958

Mike

Beeson

1959

Tom

Shippey

1960

Tony

Tottle

1960

Tim

Austin

1961

Jim

Evans

1961

Maurice

Haseler

1961

Christopher

Jordan

1961

Andy

Packham

1961

Roger

Pritchett

1961

Neville

Tindale

1961

Gerald

Chadwick

1963

David

Crigman QC

1963

Richard

Elgood

1963

Peter

Harborne

1963

Mike

Shenstone

1964

Frank

Booth

1965

Mark

Phillips

1965

David

Dallaway

1966

Chris

Darrall

1966

Paul

Barker

1967

Andrew

Morris

1968

Martin

Leadbetter

1969

Peter

Testar

1969

Mike

Baxter

1970

Richard

Gale

1970

Neil

Gilmore

1970

Ross

Hayes

1970

Chris

Kondic

1970

Rod

Cooper

1971

Martin

Dudley

1971

Munna

Mitra

1971

Mike

Buckland

1972

Stephen

Gray

1973

Stephen

Badsey

1974

Paul

Russell

1974

Mike

Turner

1974

Bob

Turner

1974

Martin

Lawrence

1976

Robin

Jackson MBE

1978

Mark

Roberts

1978

Andrew

Tobias

1978

James

Martin

1979

Stephen

Talboys

1981

Mark

Adderley

1983

Trevor

Johnson

1983

Nigel

Reynolds

1983

Wije

Wijesinghe

1983

Adam

Kendall

1990

Alexander

Rennie

1991

Richard

Folsom

2002

Alexander

Bion

2010

Gareth

Davies

2010

Will

Divall

2010

Robert

Dudley

2010

Rajiv

Gogna

2010

Andrew

Philpot

2010

Scott

Geelan

2015

Vikram

Thakur

2015

George

Andronov

Former Member of Staff

Ian

Connor

Head of Fourth's/Physics Teacher

Sue

Dickens

OEA Events Manger

Catherine

Duncombe

Head of Learning Support/Italian Teacher

Mark

Fenton

Chief Master

Colin

Howard

Former Member of Staff

Jo

Linforth

Database Manager

Lindsey

Mepham

Development Director

Ed

Milton

History Teacher

Keith

Phillips

Second Master

Simon

Stacey

Head of Oxbridge

Alison

Wheatley

Archivist