Old Diocesan Network
On Monday 27 November 2017 there was a Tea held in the Museum. Mr Pearson the school’s 14th Principal, introduced the hon. guests: Prof Chris Saunders (1960O), Professor Prof Basil le Cordeur, Basil Arendse, Jeremy Lawrence (1952F), Tony van Ryneveld (1942G), Professor Mike Bruton, Dr Keith Gottschalk, The Reverend Alan Lindhorst, Jeremy Wiley (1970F), Dennis Elliott, Donald Bett (1966F), Mr Brian Robertson (1979W), and Staff from the College and ODU (Dr Syd Cullis (1960F) gave his apologies). Dr Paul Murray spoke to a number of donations among others from Richard Wellman (1986G), Brian de Kock (1952/3O), Donald Fraser Bett (1966F) and Bruce Jack (1987G). Then Paul asked Mike to address us, who then proceeded to present a short talk on one of Bishops’ greatest scientists, Prof J L B Smith, the person who identified the coelacanth. In his talk Mike illustrated how JLB had become interested in natural history, whilst he was still a boy at Bishops. There was a small museum somewhere in the South Wing in Founders his curiosity was stimulated and from where his intrigue with the specimen grew. Mike has challenged us to continue in this vein, through stimulating our learners, for Science. In this way, we will be able to load important information of Bishops’ past, including the great achievements of Bishops students who studied here at school, not least others such as Sir James Greathead who built the London Underground, and astronaut Mark Shuttleworth, onto a touch-apparatus. Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting project, please contact Paul Murray email@example.com. Please see photos here.
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