Obituaries

Mr Roderick Swanston (Bruce 66)

The Thanksgiving Service will be held at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA  on Tuesday 30 October 2018, at 11.00am.

Roderick aged 69, sadly passed away on 12 April 2018

A prominent lecturer, writer and broadcaster, Roddy had written and presented many musical programmes for the BBC.

Conway Hall
https://conwayhall.org.uk/sunday-concerts/patrons/roderick-swanston-2/
 
http://faculty.washington.edu/cicero/Swanston.htm
 
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/professors-and-speakers/roderick-swanston/
 
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/travel-tales-of-the-cultural-shepherd/190669.article#survey-answer


Mr Nigel Alington LVO (Chatham 64)

Nigel, aged 71, sadly passed away on 4 June 2018, after a very long illness. The funeral service was held on Tuesday 19 June at 11.30am, at St Denys Parish Church, Little Barford, St Neots PE19 6YE. Donations to The MSA Trust. All enquiries to T L Cobbold, 11-13 New Street, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1AE. Tel: 01480 476136.

We have been advised by the family that a memorial service for Nigel will take place in London on a date to be confirmed.
 

Mr Reginald Gadney (Grafton 59)

Reginald Gadney, academic, novelist and screenwriter, sadly passed away on 1 May 2018, aged 77.

Please click on the links to read the detailed obituaries about this extraordinary gentleman.

The Telegraph

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2018/05/17/reg-gadney-academic-screenwriter-obituary/
 
The Guardian
 
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/may/10/reg-gadney-obituary
 

Mr Graham Corbett (Grafton 53)

Graham Corbett aged 83, sadly passed away on 27 April 2018.

An unsung hero of Britain’s industrial recovery over the past 30 years, he was appointed a CBE for services to transport in 1994.

He is survived by his wife Ann and their two sons.

To read the obituaries, please click on the links below

Financial Times

https://www.ft.com/content/dc058c38-4edf-11e8-a7a9-37318e776bab

The Telegraph

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2018/05/07/graham-corbett-first-chairman-postcomm-obituary/ 
 

Mr Patrick Roberts (Temple 47)

Patrick aged 89, sadly passed away recently. He is survived by his wife June.

Mr Eric Le Jeune (Grenville 53)

Eric aged 83, sadly passed away on 31 March 2018.


Mr David Cobham (Grenville 49)

The International Emmy and BAFTA Award winning producer, director, and author David Cobham has died in Norfolk, aged 87.

A conservation film pioneer, David directed Vanishing Hedgerows, said to be the BBC’s first conservation film, the critically acclaimed and much loved ‘Tarka the Otter’ and the beloved children’s series ‘Woof!’.
 
A founding member of the Hawk and Owl Trust and the Groucho Club, David opened the bowling for Yorkshire with Fred Truman, introduced Sylvia Plath to Ted Hughes and was an inspiration to many including Chris Packham.
 
David was also a head boy at Stowe in the late 1940s.
 
He is survived by his wife Liza Goddard.

The funeral will be for family only with a memorial service to be held later in the year.  Details will be posted once we have received them.

To read the obituaries, please click on the links below
The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/27/david-cobham-obituary

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-43546780
 
Eastern Daily Press
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norfolk-conservationsist-dies-1-5451770

 

Mr Henry Hope-Frost (Lyttelton 88)

Renowned motor racing journalist, broadcaster, devoted family man and father of three young boys, aged three, seven and 12, tragically passed away in a motorbike accident on the 8 of March 2018, aged 47.

To read the obituarites, please click on the links below
 
Autosport
https://www.autosport.com/asi/news/134739/tributes-pour-in-for-henry-hopefrost

Pupils and staff are mourning the loss of Amanda Jorgensen, Stowe's much loved and respected Head of Art and Faculty Chair who sadly died on Tuesday 6 March.

Amanda joined Stowe in 2012 and led the Art Department with great skill and vision, guiding Stoics to be creative and innovative in their exploration of the visual arts. Her warmth, patience, humour and understanding of her pupils has made the Art Department at Stowe a place where pupils are nurtured, feel secure and are inspired. Her legacy can be found in the extraordinary work produced by Amanda’s pupils at Stowe and Westminster where she taught for over 20 years.

Our sincere condolences go to her two extraordinary children, Amy and Ben, and to her husband, Alex.


Mr David Lennard (Former Staff)

David sadly passed away on Monday 5 March. David worked as a Maths teacher at Stowe for many years.  The funeral was held at Banbury Crematorium, Southam Road, Banbury OX16 1st  on Thursday 22nd March at 3.00 p.m. and afterwards at the Red Lion, Evenley.

 

Major Roger Hulton-Harrop (Chandos 51)

Roger sadly passed away on Friday 16 February.  He was a very much loved husband and father with many amusing anecdotes of his time spent at Stowe.
 

Mr Peter Lilley (Chatham 54)

Peter died on Wednesday 21 February, aged 81. His funeral service was held on Tuesday 13 March, at The Oaks Crematorium, Bartons Road, Havant PO9 5NA, at 2.30pm.