This month we spoke to Mark Simmonds (Al. 1976-81), a management trainer who has written two books about mental health. He shares his happiest memories of his time at school and a brilliant idea for what to take to a desert island...
News from OBs
Mark Simmonds' (Al. 1976-79) second book "Beat Stress at Work" will be published on 3rd March 2022.
Congratulations to Max Murphy (Ha. 2017-19), who has received the Henry Fellowship to study at Harvard University.
Natasha (Fe. 2002-06) runs Present Day Thinking, a business development consultancy dedicated to supporting small and mid-sized businesses grow. She spoke to us about how the idea for her business came about, and the work it took to get to where she is today.
Following in the footsteps of past explorers like Captain James Cook, Sir John Franklin and John Rae, Phil Kite (Br. 1974-79) is using gin to help fund his row of the Arctic’s 3,700 km Northwest Passage.
We recently spoke to Barry Kydd (Br. 1962-67). Barry has lived an exciting, global life since leaving the College and he has offered some interesting reflections on his life’s journey.
After leaving the College he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then lived and worked all over the world. His career was spent mainly with multinational companies, culminating in Chief Financial Officer roles in publicly traded companies in Canada and in Hong Kong. Now in retirement, he and his wife, Amy, live in the Philippines.
Dad to three, Ivan Lakshinsky (Sc. 2000-05), has lived an exciting life since leaving the school. He’s produced music (which has been listened to by Fatboy Slim!), been a web designer, and has now set up an NGO. Ivan looks back at what he loved about school, what he might have done differently and ahead to what the future holds.
Film-maker, author and anthropologist, Chris Terrill (Al. 1960-75) tells the enthralling story of the HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy's largest ever warship, in his new book, which is released 20th January 2022.