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1958 Reunion Lunch

1958 Reunion Lunch, The Mitre Boardroom, Wednesday 23 January 2019

25 Jan 2019
Reunions
First of Reunions for 2019
First of Reunions for 2019
Whilst the Class of 1958 had their formal 60-year reunion last year, they conceptualised a format that other year groups may benefit from too. A Reunion lunch was organised around a special occasion or contemporary being in the vicinity to draw a large percentage of the class together. In this case Chris Danziger (1958G) was down from Oxford to lecture at the University of Cape Town Summer School. His lectures The Last of the Romanovs: Assassination or Execution, and Tsars and Commissars: The Leaders who created Russia attracted enough of his classmates to justify a formal gathering. David Carter (1958G) and David Allday (1958) once again worked hard behind the scenes to make the lunch a reality, and the ODs were ably supported by their spouses.
It was lovely to hear how this group reminisced in the boardroom about their past experiences. Some highlights include:
- Chris Danziger (1958G) sharing about his wonderful year as a teacher at Queen's College; being commissioned for the 1979 book  A Trader's Century - the fortunes of Frasers
Allan Baker (1958F) sharing about his research with Garth Sampson (1959O) on his Grandfather (his mother's father), the late Dr Ernest E. Mossop, whose writings included Old Cape Highways
Pat Foster (1958O) reminiscing about his St George's Grammar days before coming to The College
David Dicey (1958W) updating news from his sons William (1988F) and Philip (1989F)
Patrick Henderson (1958G) updating plans for the Langeberg/ Overberg OD Branch for 2019
David William 'Viv' James (1958O) sharing stories about his father who accompanied Sir Ernest Shackleton on his 1914-1917 Antarctic Expedition, and was stranded on Elephant Island. Viv explained that the Weddell Sea Expedition 2019, currently underway, is looking for Shackleton's lost ship, the Endurance, and 
Robin Borden (1959G) shared his connection with past Bishops teacher Dr F.R. 'Dick' Riley, currently living in Fisherhaven





 

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