Alumni News

16th February 2018

We are saddened to report the death of Old Member Anthony Harvey (1949, Literae Humaniores) who passed away on 9th January 2018, aged 87. Reverend Dr Harvey served as sub-dean of Westminster Abbey for over ten years, and was the Chaplain at Queen's College from 1977 to 1982.

Obituaries for Reverend Dr Harvey have been published by The Telegraph and The Oxford Mail.

13th February 2018

Old Member David Hargreaves (1979) has just published his debut novel Under The Table, a semi-autobiographical story of a former teacher who is prompted by a terminal cancer diagnosis to look back at his school years. The novel, published by Unbound, has been described as heartwarming, humorous, poignant, clever, and funny.

Under The Table can be purchased via the Unbound website.

19th September 2017

P.G. Morgan (Modern History, 1984) is currently working as an Executive Producer at Netflix in Los Angeles. Since leaving Oxford, P.G. has worked as a BAFTA-winning TV journalist for Channel Four News and for BBC News & Current Affairs. In recent years, he has made documentaries for HBO, CNN and ESPN and has had films premiere at the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals. P.G.

Writing It Your Way
11th April 2017

Dr Ann Hamer (1988) has self-published a book, Writing It Your Way, which is available on Amazon in both print and Kindle editions. The book is a guide to writing the stories of your life and contains over 400 writing prompts, enabling the writer to remember the details and events of their life - accomplishments, dreams, adventures, challenges, and much more.

Ann is retired from a career in healthcare administration and lives in California, where she teaches classes in memoir writing and leads writers' support groups.

27th October 2016

Katherine Daniels (née Rich, 1999) has edited her late husband Robin Daniel's book, The Virgin Eye: Towards a Contemplative View of Life. The book was launched on Friday 21 October at Lancaster University, where the keynote speaker was the the New Syro-Malabar Bishop of Great Britain. Katherine says:

19th August 2016

The funeral service for Gordon Norris (1948, Modern History), who passed away on 2nd August, will be held at All Saints Church, Filby, Norfolk at 11am on Friday 26th August.

Any floral tributes can be sent to the address below by 9am on the Friday morning.

Arthur Jary & Sons Ltd  -  Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons
213-214 Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1DH
Tel: 01493 844363    REGISTERED ENGLAND 495277  V.A.T REG No. 105 1798 80

Mike Coppin
8th February 2016

Michael Coppin (2005) was appointed a Government Senator in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago on 23 September 2015, at the start of the 11th Republican Parliament. Mike, as he is known, attended Worcester on a Peter Helps Scholarship and read PPE, before going on to study for several Law degrees at the University of Manchester. He is currently President of the Heliconia Foundation for Young Professionals.

For further details about Mike, visit his profile on the Heliconia Foundation website.

2nd February 2016

Avinash Kirpal (1959, PPE) recently published Womentrepeneurs: Inspiring Stories of Success. The book narrates experiences of women from various backgrounds and from different parts of India who started entrepreneurial businesses or philanthropic enterprises after overcoming major socio-cultural challenges.

Womentrepeneurs is published by Sage Publications, New Delhi, and priced at £12.99. ISBN: 9789351505549.

Drawn Three Ways
28th January 2016

Reverend Anthony Harvey (1949, Literae Humaniores), Emeritus Canon of Westminster and former lecturer in theology at the University of Oxford, has written his memoir, Drawn Three Ways. The foreword is by Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, and the memoir traces the three ways Reverend Harvey has felt drawn throughout his life - to a ministry in the Anglican priesthood, to a profession in theological scholarship, and to his marriage and family.

11th January 2016

Steuart Bedford (1961, Music) has been appointed OBE in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to music. Steuart is an orchestral and opera conductor and pianist, who is recognised as one of today's leading Benjamin Britten experts and has conducted several commercial recordings of Britten operas, including the first recording of Death in Venice in 1973.