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Posted on 11 October 2016

Charlotte Moseley

Economics

RHBNC

Starting on the Deloitte Consultancy graduate scheme in September.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Elizabeth Anand

English and Classical Studies

RHBNC

Miss Anand is starting her Master's in Classical Reception at Kings in September.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Isaac Kenyon

Petroleum Geology

RHBNC

Isaac has swum the English Channel with the Royal Holloway Swimming Club.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Dr Matthew Wilson

History

RHBNC

Matthew is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Creative Arts, after having taught Architectural History and Theory at Ball State University and defending his thesis 'Republican Spaces: an Intellectual History of Positivist Urban Sociology in Britain, 1855-1920' in 2014.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Sahil Sood

Mathematics with statistics

RHBNC

Sahil graduated in July 2015 and is looking for a career in Teaching at Secondary level in Mathematics.

Posted on 31 March 2016

Claire Maddrell

Management with Marketing

RHBNC

Shortly after graduation Claire Maddrell moved to the United Arab Emirates to become the only Marketing & Communications Manager for Compass Group and Abu Dhabi National Hotels, The Largest Hospitality Company in the world.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Amir Alam

Economics

RHBNC

Mr Alam is currently working in the Government Economics Service as an Economist. He was first deployed in the Department of Energy and Climate Change, he now works for the Department for Work and Pensions.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Pamela Krist

Italian

RHBNC

Pam is working on an article accepted (with minor revisions) by the Italian Studies journal. She is also preparing a book proposal and hoping to find a long distance learning, part-time course on creative writing.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Claire Maddrell

Management with Marketing

RHBNC

Claire moved from the UK after graduation to Abu Dhabi, UAE to pursue her career in Marketing and Advertising as a Communications Manager with ADNH Compass, the world's largest contract catering and support services provider. Currently working on their largest project New York University, Abu Dhabi, and soon to be working with an additional client, Petroleum Institute. Claire is ecstatic to be able to use her strategic and creative skills, build and maintain relationships, and frequently network across the country.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Layna Wade

Petroleum Geology

RHBNC

Helayna works amongst the most educated and experienced geotechnical engineers in the world. She feels lucky to be a woman in a male dominated industry and is proud of her achievements at RHUL. The university has helped shape her to where she is in her career. She continues to look onwards and upwards for where her career will lead and is excited for the future.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Mark Anthony

Information Security

RHBNC

Mark is proud to announce the birth of his first baby, Lowri Eilish Anthony.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Olivia Vass

Biomedical Sciences

RHBNC

Olivia has been accepted into a Graduate Entry Medicine degree at the University of Nottingham and will be starting in September 2016. She is very much looing forward to the start of a long career in medicine!

Posted on 11 October 2016

Michael Bor

Holocaust Studies

RHBNC

Michael is currently working on a study of Holocaust biographies for publication in 2016.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Alexandra Campbell

Management

RHBNC

Alexandra was the sole creator for APG Ltd.'s new website apg.org.uk that launched in January 2015. The APG promotes excellence, inspiration, networking and training for planners and strategists. Also the internationally renowned APG Creative Strategy Awards.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Joanna Leighton

Music

RHBNC

Joanna has recently got a job working as the musical director at a church in Bristol. It really is her dream job, and she wouldn't be there if it wasn't for the excellent teaching she acquired during her degree.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Sunil Jha

International Management

RHBNC

Sunil is now Sales and Operations Manager at Stone World.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Tiana Tandberg

European Studies (Spanish)

RHBNC

Tiana is doing an MA in Global Media and Postnational Communications at SOAS University of London.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Alice (Née Meyer)

Victorian Literature, Art and Culture

RHBNC

Gates/Cambridge Scholar to study PhD in English Literature.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Chief Toyin Oloniteru

Information Security

RHBNC

Toyin was elected PR of Taiwan Alumni Association Nigeria (TAAN) in June 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Aaron Lecciones

Practising Sustainable Development

RHBNC

Aaron leads a multidisciplinary team in designing a GBP2.2M 'green and sustainable' Wetland Learning Center at the LPPCHEA bird sanctuary in Manila Bay, Philippines. The sanctuary, a Ramsar Treaty wetland of international importance and home to 80 bird species including the vulnerable Philippine Duck, is to become host to a scientific research, recreational, and education hub where residents of Metro Manila can learn about the importance of wetlands.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Joana Raquel Almeida

Sociology

RHBNC

Belonged to: European society for health and medical sociology British sociological association European sociological association International sociological association Higher education academy

Posted on 11 October 2016

Dedar Mahal

Economics

RHBNC

Dedar Mahal - Currently working as an Analyst at Nomura International (Japanese Investment Bank).

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Charlotte Limm

Drama and Theatre Studies

RHBNC

To all of Charlotte's old classmates and Holloway students interested in theatre! Charlotte now runs her own theatre company called Pen and Rose Productions. They put on their first independent show called What Is Future I?! in September 2014. Charlotte was responsible for directing and producing the show. More information can be found via the link below.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss HyoJae Choi

Study Abroad

RHBNC

Hyojae (Connie) Choi works for KERIS, an affiliated organisation of the Ministry of Education in Korea.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Kerry Edwards-Pritchard

English and Drama/ Theatre Studies

RHBNC

Chris Pritchard (who also graduated from RHUL in 2011) and Kerry married on 28 August 2014.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Alexis Alexandrou

Economics and Mathematics

RHBNC

Alexis is looking to reconnect with those of his classmates that reside and work in the London area, in particular those that are in financial services (work in the Square-Mile, Canary-Wharf or London Bridge). He is looking to organise monthly events for all, ranging from dinners to nights-out and recreational activities. Alexis has just completed 3 years at Deutsche Bank (across both New-York and London). Alexis has taken on a new role, having recently joined the Group Strategy (AfK) | Corporate M&A & Regulatory Strategy desk in London from the EMEA Securities Lending Origination desk.

Posted on 03 January 2017

Katherine Jeffrey (Née Blow)

Psychology

RHBNC

Katie married Edward Jeffrey (BSc Management, 2013) at Oakwell Hall outside Leeds, on April 8th 2016. There were many Holloweigns present, spanning many year groups and courses, including some who are/were staff! Other guests travelled from Japan, Australia, Sweden and New York which was wonderful. There was karaoke in the evening as a throwback to Katie's time in Japan (where Katie spent her year abroad whilst studying at Holloway). The honeymoon was spent Thailand in June. (Katie is expecting a baby in the not too distant future...)

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Valeriya Mollova

Financial and Business Economics

RHBNC

After graduating, Valeria studied a Masters in Finance at Imperial College Business School. She then spent three and a half years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London completing the Analyst Programme in Investment Banking. Valeria is now looking forward to moving to their New York office for a rotation as an Associate in the Global Leveraged Finance Team.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Malgorzata Krajewski (Née Bekus)

Marketing

RHBNC

After graduating from Royal Holloway Malgorzata got her first job at a Marketing Agency within 1 month. A year later she was offered Account Executive role at JWPR Agency, where she has been working since.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Lenny Henry CBE Kt.

Screenwriting for TV & Film

RHBNC

Lenny has just been commissioned to write a period drama and is also writing a contemporary drama for RED productions limited and Rollem Productions.

Posted on 20 September 2016

Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez

Music

RHBNC

Eva is a Lecturer in Music at the University of Glasgow and her second book, 'Music criticism and music critics in early Francoist Spain', will be published by Oxford University Press in late 2016. Last August, she got married to Martin in Scotland.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Eva Moreda Rodriguez

Music

RHBNC

Eva is a Lecturer in Music at the University of Glasgow and her second book, 'Music criticism and music critics in early Francoist Spain', will be published by Oxford University Press in late 2016. Last August, she got married to Martin in Scotland.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Emma Montague

English

RHBNC

Married to Ashley Malenfant, both enjoyed a beautiful elopement in Muskoka County, Ontario Canada December 29th 2013. They braved the elements for a scenic outdoor ceremony, complete with snow-topped gazebo, frozen lake and a horse-drawn sleigh. Since graduating Emma has followed her passion for a career in Higher Education, working at various universities across America. She can't wait for yearly visits back to Royal Holloway to enjoy Alumni Sports Day!

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Terence Comer

Feature Film Screenwriting

RHBNC

Terence Comer produced his first short film, and was featured at the Leeds International Short Film show.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Alex Carroll

Music

RHBNC

Alex is currently working as a Careers Consultant at Birmingham City University for Performing Arts, Media and English faculties supporting students with their career planning.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Victoria Ndoh

Sustainability & Management

RHBNC

Victoria is a National Coordinator at UNICEF Nigeria, advocating for Child Rights and pushing for social justice and accountability from the Nigerian Government.

Posted on 21 November 2016

Terry Comer

Feature Film Screenwriting

RHBNC

Currently writing a thesis 'The Vital Role of Location in Post War British Crime Film' as part of his PhD studies at LondonMet.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Catherine Burnside (Née Dowsett)

History

RHBNC

Having completed an MA in Modern History at King's College London after Royal Holloway, Catherine undertook a PGCE in Secondary History at the Institute of Education in 2013 and successfully completed her NQT year at the Bishop's Stortford Higher School. In September of 2014 she begins her new role as a Teacher of History and Politics at the Campion School in Havering. In addition to being a mum to a three year old, she married Mark on 11th August 2014.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Natalie Fowling

Spanish with French

RHBNC

Since graduating in 2008, Natalie has volunteered in India and Africa with both Christian Aid and Lattitude Volunteering. After spending two years teaching in Hong Kong at Law Ting Pong School, she decided to do her PGCE in Modern Languages at Roehampton University. Natalie is currently in her NQT Year working as a Spanish teacher at Ricards Lodge High School.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Rachna Amarnani

Management Studies

RHBNC

Rachna has owned a branded shoes and bags store for 4 years and has just opened another in the past year. With the lovely weather in Spain and many tourists in Tenerife, it has been going really well!

Posted on 20 November 2015

Ms Ana Catris

English

RHBNC

Ana has recently worked with Orion Publishing on a set of colouring books for adults entitled the 'Colour Me Mindful' series (July 2015). She has also been signed for three more books. Ana self-published her first creator own book 'Cirque Du Mort', a greatly successful illustrated book of penny dreadful style horror stories. She has worked as an illustrator and for Kerrang! Magazine as a featured comic artist.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Edward Shiplee

Management Studies

RHBNC

Edward was married to South Carolina native, Megan Thomas, in March 2015 in Charleston, SC. The couple live in London.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Ellie Pitkin

Drama and Theatre Studies

RHBNC

Eleanor's theatre company, Blackshaw, has just secured a 3-week run of new play 'Staying Alive' (by former RHUL student, Kat Roberts) at the Pleasance Theatre, 10-29 November, 2015. More info via the link below.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Caterina Milioto (Née Paliotta)

Italian & Spanish

RHBNC

Caterina Paliotta (Italian & Spanish BA Hons, 2004) married Angelo Milioto 21 August 2013 (Medical Biochemistry BSC 2003).

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Alexander Boothman

History

RHBNC

Alexander recently founded MyLegalAdviser, the UK's first all-in-one price comparison and ratings website for lawyers.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Erin Walters-Williams (Née Walters)

History

RHBNC

Now Sports Experience Manager in Active Lifestyle & Sport at Royal Holloway

Posted on 11 October 2016

Ashling Foat (Née McGee)

Drama & Theatre Studies

RHBNC

Ashling just married Jon Foat on the 14th of November 2015 in the Royal Holloway Chapel

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Tristan Dewhurst

Ancient History

RHBNC

Tristan has qualified as a Chartered Town Planner with the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Thomas Elwin

Music

RHBNC

Married to Amy Elwin (nee Alden, RHBNC Music 2003-06), currently singing Tenor in the Opera Studio at Oper Stuttgart, Germany.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Kok Chua

Physics

RHBNC

Mr Chua has been working for Tunku Abdul Rahman College (now upgraded to University College) in Kuala Lurnpur as a lecturer in Microelectronics and Physics Department for 7.5 years. Now, he is self-employed, working as a "tuition teacher" teaching private students Physics and Maths, helping them to prepare for STPM (A-level equivalent) exams in Malaysia.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Zara Moman

Computer Science with Management Studies

RHBNC

I attended the open day on the 9th June with younger twin cousins and would like to say how thoroughly impressed I was. I myself attended Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL) and found the words I have expressed to family about RHUL replicated the words of Paul Layzell. I truly believe that the university is a place for students to learn and develop. There is a high standard of teaching, very many opportunities, both academic and social. RHUL flourishes with supporting students to learn and develop. As a student at RHUL starting from 2003-2007, I studied a BSc in Computer Science with Management and a MSc in Business Information Systems graduating in 2009. I have kept strong friendships with my university classmates amongst RHUL students of my years. RHUL has a uniqueness in comparison to other universities of London. It gives students the university of London class of studying as well as allows students to create a strong bond with each other in a tight knit community. The needs of a student are met on the campus, from buying books, to banking, buying affordable lunches at the college shop to something more formal at Founders and Athlone; student discount cards - supporting students to save, medical support, student union (social clubs), young enterprise clubs and mentoring. Additionally a short step from the campus is Egham and Staines town.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Hamazasp Asaturyan

Computer Science & Physics

RHBNC

Hamazasp has published his children's novel Jennifer Brown and the Dagger, the first draft of which he wrote when studying at RHUL. It's our now in both paperback and eBook editions on Amazon.com, Waterstones.com, and available through all good bookstores. Note that it's published under the name 'Hamish Adourian,' which is the pseudonym he commonly uses now.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Muhammad Ali Zia

International Management

RHBNC

Ali is working in Pakistan and encourages other alumni or classmates to get in touch.

Posted on 13 January 2017

Matthew England

Mathematics with Economics

Royal Holloway College

Matthew England is now a permanent Lecturer in Computer Science at Coventry University.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Clare Darlow (Née Wood)

Geography

RHBNC

Clare got married on her birthday to Paul Darlow in her hometown of Portsmouth. They celebrated with many family and friends including other alumni from Royal Holloway.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Claire Bell (Née Snowball)

Zoology

RHBNC

Claire and her husband Colin are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Zachary George Bell, in March 2015.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Ashley Gurr

Management Studies

RHBNC

Ashley is married to fellow alumni, Natelie Gurr (nee Youdeowei). They have two beautiful children, Evelyn (4) and Stanley (1). After setting up his own niche law firm in 2012, it merged with a larger practice where he is now Partner in charge of Company / Commercial and Employment departments. He still misses 'Royal Holiday'. You'll never beat those days!

Posted on 15 January 2016

Mr Jon Bock

BSc Computer Science

Royal Holloway College

After working in finance for a number of years, have just moved job to Macmillan Cancer Support and have met other RHUL graduates here as well.

Posted on 31 March 2016

Leonie Heaton

French and Italian

RHBNC

After a decade as an Executive and Private PA, Leo is embarking on an exciting shift in career path, having qualified in 2016, after two years of intense study and training, as a Blue Badge Guide for London. You will find her new guiding profile on the APTG and Guild of Registered Tourist Guides websites, and she is fairly sure discounts can be negotiated for fellow RHUL alumni!

Posted on 26 July 2016

Dr Fuensanta Monroy Hernandez

German & Management Studies

RHBNC

After completing her PhD in 2013 Fuensanta started teaching Research Methods in Education at the University of Murcia in her hometown. She's also been teaching English as a foreign language for a number of years. Working as a university teacher now makes her memories of my time at Royal Holloway more vivid than ever.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Fuensanta Monroy Hernandez

German & Management Studies

RHBNC

After completing her PhD in 2013 Fuensanta started teaching Research Methods in Education at the University of Murcia in her hometown. She's also been teaching English as a foreign language for a number of years. Working as a university teacher now makes her memories of my time at Royal Holloway more vivid than ever

Posted on 11 October 2016

Eduardo Garcia

Geology

RHBNC

I am a Venezuelan Eng. Geologist and did a MSc in Royal Holloway in 2002 in Environmental analysis and assessment, after that I worked for PDVSA Oil Company for 3 years, then started my own company in Venezuela and currently I live in Lima-Peru leading geosciences at an international consultant company for mining and infrastructure. This experience in Peru, and all previous in Venezuela and Colombia have being great, I go to the UK every now and then and visit friends and Royal Holloway, from where I developed lots of skills and knowledge that serve as the base of my career, specially those given by David Alderton.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Ian Proctor

History: Medieval Modern

RHBNC

Ian was recently appointed to Senior Curator of Exhibits at the Imperial War Museum in London. His first book The Royal Air Force in the Cold War, 1950-1970 was published in October 2014.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Graham Crow

Geology

RHBNC

Graham has now moved back to wonderful Northumberland with his wife and continues to serve in the RAF, albeit with slightly fewer exotic 'work trips' these days!

Posted on 20 November 2015

Ms Paula Vaccaro

Media Arts

RHBNC

Paula is a film producer and mentor. She also teaches seminars and masterclasses on film production. After a record year of submissions with 12,792 entries, we are extremely happy to announce that Uncle Howard produced by RH alumni Paula Vaccaro and directed by Aaron Brookner, is one of the 16 films selected to participate in the US Documentary Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Uncle Howard is an intertwining tale of past and present following director Aaron Brookner's personal journey to discover his uncle’s films and the legacy of his life. To help launch the film, please join us in a ‘Thunderclap’ to express Howard’s message across social media.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Jamie Adams

Media Arts

RHBNC

Jamie is coming to the end of a trilogy of Independent movies that have all been distributed nationally and are about to be released internationally on VOD platforms.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Sarah Russel (Née Lennard)

English & French

RHBNC

Sarah is a qualified English, Drama and French teacher. After teaching for 6 years, she decided to stay at home with her children. Following this, she has opened her own shop selling furniture, clothing, accessories and AnnIe Sloan Paint! She travels to France frequently to source beautiful furniture and other items for her shop, Petticoat Lane.

Posted on 22 December 2015

Mr Christopher Smith

Classical Studies

RHBNC

Still working as an actor, Christopher can be seen in next year's films "Crowhurst" and "The Curse of Robert the Doll".

Posted on 11 October 2016

Paula Vaccaro

Media Arts

RHBNC

After a record year of submissions with 12,792 entries, they are extremely happy to announce that Uncle Howard produced by RH alumni Paula Vaccaro and directed by Aaron Brookner, is one of the 16 films selected to participate in the US Documentary Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Uncle Howard is an intertwining tale of past and present following director Aaron Brookner's personal journey to discover his uncle's films and the legacy of his life. To help launch the film, please join them in a 'Thunderclap' to express Howard's message across social media

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Janet Bonar (Née Smith)

Music

RHBNC

Janet married David Bonar in June 2014.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Richard Starnes

Information Security

RHBNC

Richard left full-time employment with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, for a full-time position as the Chief Information Security Officer for the Kentucky Health Cooperative. He remains at the Sheriff's Office in a part-time capacity, as an advisor.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Richard Starnes

Information Security

RHBNC

Richard was recognized as an ISSA International Fellow in 2015. ISSA International Fellows are an exemplary group of long term members who have distinguished themselves in professionalism, stature and influence of information security professionals through serving as leaders of the Information Systems Security Association.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Rachel Barr

Music

RHBNC

Recently returned to the UK after 8 years of working overseas in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Happy Mummy to 3 year old Dylan and now the Global Head of Resourcing and Talent for a City Brokerage.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Luis Oliveira

Geology

RHBNC

Luis is currently working as a consultant on the application of geosciences to the Oil and Gas Industry.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Clare Mackintosh (Née Tudway)

French & Management Studies

RHBNC

After graduating, Clare joined Thames Valley Police, where she served for 12 years. She left in 2011 in the rank of Inspector, and now works from her home in the Cotswolds as a freelance journalist and author. Her debut psychological thriller I Let You Go is published by Sphere. She'd love to hear from fellow alumni on Twitter @ClareMackint0sh or via her website link below.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Sophia Paraskeva

Media Arts

RHBNC

Sophia graduated with a planning position at British Forces Television and went on to work at BSkyB, mainly as a production manager for Sky Movies. Responsible for the coordination of award shows (The Empire Awards, BAFTA, Academy Awards), she later became an on-screen presenter in London. She is now based in Cyprus as the marketing and PR manager of Limassol Marina, the largest development and first superyacht marina on the island.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Sarah Nibbs

English

RHBNC

Sarah graduated from the University of London External Programme with LLB (Hons) 2009 and is now reading for the Bar Professional Training Course with Bristol UWE part-time in conjunction with current role as BD Manager for an offshore litigation firm.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Luke Ash

Zoology

RHBNC

Bored of the humdrum rigmarole of daily life, Luke and his wife are going travelling for a year, visiting SE Asia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and S America among others. Let them know if you are somewhere in the vicinity to arrange a meet up!

Posted on 15 November 2016

Jane Forrest

English

RHBNC

Almost completed my first year as a volunteer Puppy Walker for Guide Dogs for the Blind, raising Keano in my home from 7 weeks to 13 months old, training him and introducing him to all sorts of environments. He'll soon be going on to the next stage of his training, & I'll continue to volunteer in other areas of Guide Dogs until I get another puppy late spring/early summer 2017. I'll also be writing a book in cartoon form about the experience of puppy walking and also working on my third novel.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Maria Iossifova

Psychology

RHBNC

Maria gave birth to her second daughter, Eleonore, in April 2015. She has also decided to go back to school in order to top her previous degree with a professional qualification.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Will Brooks (Née Gardner)

English

RHBNC

After a year of sad goodbyes, William has moved on with vigour to a new job and promotion, as well as moving to his dream family home. Now all they need is the baby bump!

Posted on 11 October 2016

Samuel Benjamin

English

RHBNC

Neither a Rock Star or a Poet, but still strumming bars and scanning stanzas.

Posted on 21 November 2016

Drew Savage

Media Arts

RHBNC

Still not married, no kids, but living with my girlfriend now... am well into my 15th year with the BBC, part of an unoffical ex-Royal Holloway cartel at the BBC Sport Centre in Salford along with Olly Foster, Ed Harry, Tim Hague and Rasheed Speede. Can still be heard (but never seen) on the BBC News Channel rounding up the sports action, and this season I'm commentating on all Plymouth Argyle matches north of Birmingham for BBC Radio Devon. Which is nice.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Simon Ashwell

French & Management Studies

RHBNC

Simon has been living with his wife and family in Brussels since May 2014.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Hannah E J Danson (Née Sanger)

Mathematics

RHBNC

Having worked with words for many years in various Communications teams at Cornwall Council, Hannah has now set up her own business, HD Words, doing copywriting, proofreading and editing tweets to full-size website, mostly for businesses. She has been married to Paul Danson (RHBNC, Biochem with Biotech 1997) for 17 years, and their lovely daughter Isabel is 9.

Posted on 21 December 2015

Mrs Daniela Armstrong-Gormley

Drama and French

RHNBC

Living in London and currently taking a work break to look after our 3 young children.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Mikako Shindo

Media Arts

RHBNC

I have been living in London since 2013 with my husband.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Emma Bradley (Née Cartwright)

Environmental Geology

RHBNC

Emma is presently enjoying volunteering at Citizens Advice while juggling truncated family life, and enjoying every minute!

Posted on 17 January 2017

Daniela Armstrong-Gormley (Née Armstrong)

Drama & French

Royal Holloway College

After 23 years in the big smoke we decided to move our family to the surfers paradise that is Strandhill in Ireland. Getting to grips with rural life and now working as a freelance Virtual Assistant.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Dr Narinda Basra

Mathematics

RHBNC

Narinder is now retraining as a secondary school maths teacher after twelve years in financial services, so that he can spend more time with his son.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Catherine Sharman (Née Sains)

Italian

RHBNC

In August Catherine and her family moved to Shanghai for 2 years. Adrian, James (7), Laura (6) and Catherine are making the adjustment from a quiet Wiltshire village to a bustling Asian metropolis! She set up a blog so they could share their adventure with friends and family, many of whom also live overseas - you can see her blog via the link below.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Jack Courtney O'Connor

Drama and Theatre Studies

RHBNC

Jack recently appeared in Ron Howard's latest film In the Heart of the Sea as a town drunk. He has also adapted October Day by Frank Griffin for the stage under the title Joe Slasser's War, and it will be performed later in the year. Jack really enjoyed the summer reunion!

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Lorna Sargent

French with German

RHBNC

Lorna Sargent is now teaching languages in a secondary school, and is married with one son.

Posted on 22 December 2015

Miss Clare Dowding

English

RHNBC

Clare finished her PhD in Late Medieval English Devotional Literature at King's College London in 2014; after five and a half years of researching part-time alongside a full-time job (also at King's), she is now wondering what else she can do to occupy her spare time in the evenings and at weekends!

Posted on 22 December 2015

Mrs Kathryn Clarke

English and Drama and Theatre Studies

RHBNC

Living in Brentwood, Essex with my husband and 2 children. Became a Headteacher in Havering in September 2014, after 11 years teaching in Tower Hamlets and before that in Barking and Dagenham and West Sussex. Very much enjoyed last year's Drama dept. reunion.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Lorna Sargent

French & German

RHBNC

Have been teaching languages for 20 years, since graduation, and still loving it. Married with a son aged 7.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Deborah Ellis (Née Moorhouse)

Drama & Theatre Studies

RHBNC

Deborah just graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts with a Masters Degree in Professional Acting.

Posted on 25 November 2016

Stephen Frost

European Studies

RHBNC

Stephen has been living and working in Switzerland since 2000. He heads the English Language Service at the Federal Chancellery in Bern, where he gets to combine languages and politics. He is married, has 2 boys aged 7 and 5 and enjoys hiking, cycling and skiing.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Annabella Ware (Née Kozerski)

Classical Studies

RHBNC

After a career at the BBC as a producer first in radio and latterly in factual television, Annabella stopped working to bring up her three children. In 2011, destiny took a strange turn and took them to a tiny village in Burgundy, France, where they live now and run two holiday cottages and a British inspired gift shop and tea room! Find them at the link below.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Christina Bisson

Biology

RHBNC

Loving & Living Life to the full and would love to keep in touch and hear from old friends via alumni@rhbnc.ac.uk

Posted on 17 January 2017

Daniel White

Zoology

RHBNC

Re-located to Sydney in 2013 following successful transfer from Bayer UK to Bayer Australia. Celebrating a decade of working with Bayer in Feb 2017.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Ms Debbie Kepple-Mamros (Née Kepple)

Medieval Studies

RHBNC

Debbie Kepple-Mamros recently accepted the position of Assistant to the Vice President for Quad Cities and Planning at Western Illinois University. Her previous position was Director of Institutional Research at Graceland University. She and her family relocated to Bettendorf, IA, USA in late 2014.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Karenza Priestley (Née Jones)

History

RHBNC

Kerenza is Curator of Watford Museum and Heritage & Arts Manager for Watford Borough Council. In 2014 she co-published her first book Cassiobury, the Ancient Seat of the Earls of Essex, and was Executive Producer of a short animated film Nest of Stone, which premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Doreen Corbett

Classical Studies

RHBNC

Doreen is teaching Latin for beginners at the U.3.A (University of the Third Age) and is also gainfully employed translating mottoes there to adorn the David Beckhams of the world.

Posted on 26 July 2016

Ms Robin Fisburne (Née Bettger)

Social Policy with Classical Studies

RHBNC

Robin and her husband moved to Charleston, South Carolina in June 2016. She has been a Realtor for over 16 years and loves her career.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Jarmila Halovsky-Yu (Née Halovsky)

French & Italian

RHBNC

2016 has been a busy and eventful year and it's not over yet. I've launched my own business (a marketing consultancy supporting Start-Ups and Fast-Growing SMEs), volunteer at a Business Association (helping raise the profile of small business), and been elected to serve on my local Parish Council. Juggling work and family keeping me busy.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Jeremy Martin

Biology

RHBNC

Back in London after 3.5 great years in Edinburgh working on constitutional issues. Now leading on a £1.5 billion government fund to support research on global challenges such as climate change, population growth and health. Still good friends with RHUL contemporaries.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Robin Fishburne (Née Bettger)

Social Policy with Classical Studies

RHBNC

Robin and her husband moved to Charleston, South Carolina in June 2016. She has been a Realtor for over 16 years and loves her career.

Posted on 18 May 2017

Debbie Kepple-Mamros (Née Kepple)

Medieval Studies

Royal Holloway College

Kepple-Mamros Receives ‘Core Value’ Award MOLINE, IL (U.S.A.) - Debbie Kepple-Mamros, (neé Kepple), a 1994 alumna, received the Social Responsibility Award of Excellence from Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, for which she is employed as Assistant to the Vice President for Quad Cities and Planning. Kepple-Mamros, who received an M.A. in Later Medieval Studies from Royal Holloway University of London, has been working in higher education in the US since 1998. At Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, Kepple-Mamros serves on the steering team for the Higher Learning Commission’s initiative to increase student persistence and completion rates. Western Illinois University’s four core values are academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility. “It’s an honor to receive an award named for one of our University’s four core values, and to have been nominated by the University’s administrative team,” said Kepple-Mamros. “Working to ensure that students complete their educational goals and attain their degrees is a social responsibility that I find to be rewarding.”

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Felicity Osmond

Music

RHBNC

Felicity's third child, Honor, was born in March 2014 - a sister to Elliott and Leila. She is working for Scottish Opera, and voluntary positions including Trustee of Help Musicians UK.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Katayoon Behboodi

Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics

RHBNC

Katayoon is teaching mathematics in English to Iranian and international students of Management.

Posted on 17 January 2017

George Choy

Computer Science

RHBNC

I've always been a fitness enthusiast, so last year I put my Computer Science and fitness knowledge to good use, by starting the fitness blog BusyParentFitness.com It's been a great success, attracting collaborations with sportswear and fitness equipment brands, as well as being mentioned in the national press.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Victoria Muir

Botany

RHBNC

Victoria is Global Head of Investor Relations for an asset management company. She is one of only c1000 Chartered Directors and sits on a committee of the Institute of Directors. She has served on several boards and committees and is hoping to build out a portfolio career of non-executive directorships or trusteeships. She splits her time between the south of England and the south of France.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Juan Arminio

Basin Evolution & Dynamics

RHBNC

Juan is currently focused in oil and gas exploration in the Lower Magdalena and Ranchería Basins in Colombia and the Marañon Basin in Peru; his special interest is in new geophysical and geological techniques. Juan also wishes to continue his academic shift as Aggregate Professor at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela.

Posted on 15 January 2016

Mr Keith Farnish

BA Geography

RHBNC

Keith now divides his time between working in the village community, where he lives, fixing the odd computer, and writing novels. He's currently working on a young adult trilogy, slightly, but not directly related to his other published works "Time's Up!" and "Underminers". He still lives in the Borders of Scotland with his wife Angela, two university-bound children and a small number of hens.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Helen Caithness

Psychology

RHBNC

Helen is taking a break from teaching and houseparenting to work with some entrepreneurial friends to launch a new business in the nursery & travel sectors. They have designed a lightweight wearable baby buggy with innovative wheels. Please find out more by following Omnioworld on social media channels, and the OmniO Rider will be available to buy in 2016.

Posted on 20 July 2016

Dr Ruth Bush

Women's History: Gender & Society in UK & Europe

RHBNC

Ruth recently completed her first year as a full time associate professor at the University of San Diego. She has two federally-funded grants exploring how computers can be used to help improve patient centered outcomes. She and her husband Steve are also busy parents to their two school-aged sons William and Michael.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Ruth Bush

Women's History: Gender & Society in UK & Europe

RHBNC

Ruth recently completed her first year as a full time associate professor at the University of San Diego. She has two federally-funded grants exploring how computers can be used to help improve patient centered outcomes. She and her husband Steve are also busy parents to their two school-aged sons William and Michael.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Claire Hawcock (Née Bampton)

English

RHBNC

Claire has lived in Bath for 20 years and works in private practice as a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist. Her new children's picture book - Read Me To Sleep - will be published this spring; it is suitable for children age between three and five years old.

Posted on 15 January 2016

Hazel Ryan

BSc Ecology

RHBNC

Hazel is Senior Conservation Officer at the Wildwood Trust in Kent where she teaches ecology, conservation and handling of British mammals. She recently co-authored her first book 'Mammals of Kent'. She is also the Bat Care co-ordinator for Kent.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Ian Spencer

Geography

RHBNC

Ian has been appointed Director of the Defence Geographic Centre at the UK Ministry of Defence. In this role he is the Head of Profession for Geospatial Analysis and is responsible for delivering all geospatial data and services needed by MOD and the armed forces.

Posted on 23 November 2016

Sivendran Shanmuganathan

Biochemistry

RHBNC

I would like to reconnect with class 90 Biochemists of RHBNC. Look forward to reunite, Regards, Sive

Posted on 13 January 2017

Ian Platford

Classical Studies

RHBNC

After several years of teaching business English in Japan, in October 2015, I joined Hitachi General Electric Nuclear Energy as an interpreter/translator. HGNE is in the process of designing a nuclear power plant for The UK nuclear power company, Horizon. I assist with interpretation and translation for this project.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Wing Cdr Rosalind Lea (Née Butler)

Music

RHBNC

After a distinguished career in the RAF, Ros lost her cruel battle with cancer on 18th July, 2014. She continued playing her cello and singing in choirs, and also ended up conducting the Royal Marines Band shortly before her death. She always remembered the brilliant times at RHBNC and loved to laugh about them.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Louise Curth (Née Hill)

Later Medieval Studies

RHBNC

Professor Louise Hill Curth, who is Professor of Medical History and Head of the Centre for Medical History at the University of Winchester, will be giving her Inaugural Lecture 'For man and beast: animal healthcare in early modern England' on Thursday, 27 October 2016 at 18.00

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Clive Hayward

Drama and Theatre Studies

RHBNC

Clive has spent the last two years working in the West End, starring in YES PRIME MINISTER and TOP HAT. He is now on tour with TOP HAT until October 2015. He has written and directed five pantomimes, and has also written an adaptation of BILLY BUDD which he hopes will go into production.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr William Halley

Physics

RHBNC

John is currently studying at Cardiff University - Exec MBA.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Michael Jones

Chemistry

RHC

Michael is now retired after a career in Quality Assurance and Environmental Management, he is spending his time enjoying the outdoor life and photography. Find him as Devon Mike on Facebook.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr David Carter

German

RHBNC

David recently separated and has two boys, aged 17 and 13. Having a lovely time.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Russell Dean

Geology

Bedford College and RHBNC

Russell has been a teacher for 13 years now, after working many years as a performer and musician in the Community Arts sector. He would love to hear from any old friends from Bedford or RHBNC. Find him on Facebook - Russ Dean.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Lucio Tozzi

Applied Biology

RHBNC

Lucio and his partner have two beautiful children. Their son is in his second year studying Biology at the University of Miami and their daughter started studying Business at Santa Clara University. He thinks life is very different for their children compared to Lucio's time at Royal Holloway. Lucio would like to catch up with anyone if they happen to visit San Francisco.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Ian Mawhinney

Biochemistry (Medical)

RHBNC

After 12 years in the US and SE Asia, am now enjoying being back in the UK, working with a number of start-ups, and living in Windsor so close to the college. It's 30 years since I graduated this year, and I would love a reunion with other Alumni.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Alison Murray (Née Jones)

Physics

RHBNC

Alison has moved from Berkshire to North Northumberland. Already playing the organ for services at a local Church of England church! Any 1980s alumni in this area?

Posted on 20 November 2015

Ms Leonie Abrahamson

Classical Studies

RHC

Leonie is the author of 'The Early Years Teacher's Book: a guidebook for training.'

Posted on 19 January 2017

Alyson Davies (Née Ward)

Psychology

Bedford College

Now Senior Lecturer in Children and young people's nursing at Swansea university. Just published a second edition of a key text I edited with a colleague Children and young people's nursing: Principles for practice eds. Alyson Davies and Ruth Davies

Posted on 16 March 2017

Pakorn Paul Sukhum

Biochemistry

Royal Holloway College

Dear RHC friends, Our son 'Plai' has enrolled at RHC to read Economcs. He is enjoying his first year. If ever you are traveling to Bangkok , Thailand please feel free to contact us at Pakorn.s@castlepartners.co.th. We are a boutique Investment Banking House reviewing M&A work and would be pleased to be working with U.K. Companies looking to invest in Thailand or UK companies in seek of international partnerships.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Patricia Rees-Jones (Née Bentley)

Music

RHC

Tricia Rees-Jones obtained her MA Music Psychology in Education at the University of Sheffield in 2014 and has recently moved to Somerset where she is working as the Music Administrator at Downside School as well as being Groupie in Chief/taxi service for her son who is at Wells Cathedral School.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Neville Bardoliwalla OBE

Biochemistry

Bedford College

Awarded The Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2002 Queen's Birthday Honours lists for the United Kingdom to Neville Cawas Cyrus Bardoliwalla for Services to Art. (London).

Posted on 20 November 2015

Professor Paul Lawson

Biochemistry

RHC

Latest work with indigenous communities in Peru Obregon-Tito et al., (2015). Nature Communications. 6, 6505. O'Neal L, Obregon-Tito AJ, Tito RY, et al (2015) Anaerobe 35:33-37. Patel, N., Tito, R, Obregón-Tito, A., Trujillo-Villaroel, O., O'Neal, L., Marin-Reyes, L., Troncoso-Corzo, L., Guija-Poma, E., Lewis Jr. C. and Lawson, P.A. (2015). Anaerobe. 32: 43-48.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Rudy Tambala

Biochemistry

RHC

Rudy has recently reformed his band (A.R.Kane - AKA MARRS 'pump up the volume' and they are playing festivals this summer). He is a strategy consultant specialising in digital innovation for healthcare and life sciences, making good use of his biochemistry degree.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Anne Darley

Geology

Bedford College

Anne is living in London and would love to hear from her Bedford Geology friends from 81- 84.

Posted on 22 December 2015

Mr Barrie Townsend

Electronic Physics

Royal Holloway College

Working in Cambridge as the Technical Publications Manager for industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of inkjet printers for the print industry. Married with two boys, 9 and 16.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Eleanor Davison (Née Wood)

French

Royal Holloway College

After a career in educational administration, Eleanor left final employer, UCLES (University of Cambridge Examination Board), to have triplets (all girls, now 16!). She now live in Suffolk and works freelance for UCLES and at a local school. Eleanor would love to hear from anyone graduating in or around 1983 or 1984.

Posted on 13 January 2017

Paul O'Sullivan

Classical Studies

Royal Holloway College

Paul O'Sullivan (RHC 1984) has started a new role at an investment bank as a software lead manager. Look like the Classical Studies course came in useful after all.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Dorothy West (Née Spencer)

Drama and Theatre Studies

RHC

Dorothy celebrated the 50th anniversary of her marriage to Vincent on August 1st with a luncheon party on an Oxford College barge moored at the Swan Hotel, Streatley, Oxon. Anne Pollendine also RHC was also present with her husband Brendan. She still visits Royal Holloway every year for alumni events.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Susan Ward (Née Horton)

English

RHC

Susan now lives on her ancient farmstead in a verdant north Welsh valley.

Posted on 05 December 2016

Dr Elizabeth Barrett

History & Politics

Royal Holloway College

Elizabeth is still enjoying her work as a Senior Lecturer in Education at Sheffield Hallam University which she combines with being a poet. Her most recent collection is 'A Dart of Green and Blue' (Arc Publications). She also advocates for her autistic son and keeps a blog about living with autism at dylanandliz.wordpress.com. Find her through her blog, Linked In or Facebook...

Posted on 12 January 2017

Elizabeth Barrett

History &Politics

Royal Holloway College

Elizabeth is still enjoying her work as a Senior Lecturer in Education at Sheffield Hallam University which she combines with being a poet. Her most recent collection is 'A Dart of Green and Blue' (Arc Publications). She also advocates for her autistic son and keeps a blog about living with autism at dylanandliz.wordpress.com. Find her through her blog, Linked In or Facebook...

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Stephen Gibson

Chemistry with Management Studies

RHC

Having discovered computers at RHC and Imperial in 1979/82, Stephen decided the future was digital and after graduating, joined a company that setup one of the first online services. They demonstrated how online shopping worked to the media, on BBC's Money Programme and Tomorrow's World. 30 years later, he is still travelling the world. It all started with a simple Royal Holloway College computer assignment! Thank you - especially the Professors who ran FM1 & FM2 who were awesome and to the RHC registrars who facilitated an intercollegiate degree with Imperial.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Glynn Bartlett

Botany

Bedford College

Last year I joined the Castellers de la Sagrada Familia and had the privilege of participating in the Diada de la Mercé on 24th September followed by the XXVI Concurs de Castells de Tarragona on 1st October with the honour of being promoted to the primary position in my area of responsibility. Here is a video clip of us completing our most challenging construction at the Concurs. I encourage any alumni in Catalunya to look up their local "Colla" and join in and experience this wonderful cultural experience as well as integrating with the local community. "Força, equilibri, valor i seny"

Posted on 11 October 2016

Andrew Wilson

Music

Royal Holloway College

Andrew has been continuing to enjoy a good deal of success as a composer. He won the City of London "Harvest of the Sea " Composing Competition 2015 and first prize in the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir "Celebrating Dorset" Competition. His Cornish Overture "Tros an Treys" was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 3, in a recording by the Chamber Ensemble of London.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Laurence Smith

Chemistry & Computer Science

Royal Holloway College

Larry has recently invested in a 7 bedroom Art Deco House on the Isle of Wight and is building a new up market self-catering business, quite a deviation from his usual role in Business Development for IBM China!

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Liz McGregor (Née Orton)

German

RHC

Liz remarried in September 2013 and has two adult children, Caroline and Andrew. She moved to Cosby, Leicestershire in June 2014. Daughter Caroline doing Midwifery training in Nottingham, son Andrew working as a train driver for Freightliner in Kent. Welcomes contact from anyone who remembers her.

Posted on 22 December 2015

Mr Doug Hewitt

French

Royal Holloway College

I have been diagnosed with the earliest stage of a form of leukaemia (CLL / SLL) but am still commuting by bike & trying to live healthily. Immune system is fragile but OK so far. Would be interested in hearing from anyone who remembers me - the alumni relations team at Royal Holloway are willing to pass on messages via e-mail.

Posted on 15 January 2016

Mrs Antoinette Lemens (Née Clapham)

BA French/Dutch

Bedford College

I live in Paris, married with 3 children (all grown up now!). I run an executive search company specialised in Design.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Karen O'Connor (Née Goodenough)

Sociology

Bedford College

Karen has just moved and is looking for the contact details of anyone who graduated in 1978-79.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Dr Martin Latham

History

Bedford College

Dr Martin Latham has published two history books selling 9000 copies.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Patricia Hannam

Philosophy

Bedford College

I've been working as County Inspector/Adviser for RE, History and Philosophy in Hampshire for the last 7 years. I have recently defended and been awarded PhD from Stirling University for a thesis entitled 'What should religious education aim to achieve? : An investigation into the purpose of religious education in the public sphere'. My philosophy degree from Bedford was such an important start on what has been a fascinating career in education and philosophy in education. Thank you so much to Dr Alan Lacey for giving me an unconditional offer after interview in 1975 - I need to thank him personally.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Angela Scott (Née O'Reilly)

Sociology & Nursing

Bedford College

A member of the Associate American College of Cardiology.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Fatahi Onibudo

Classics

RHC

Fatahi would like to know the whereabouts of Teresa Connolly. Maths BSC 1979.

Posted on 15 January 2016

Mr Martin Dowling

BSc Zoology

Royal Holloway College

Currently working at ZSL but will be retiring next year.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Catherine Whyatt (Née Smart)

Geology

Bedford College

I have just returned from sailing around the world in the Clipper 15/16 race. 11 months at sea and the most amazing experienc

Posted on 11 October 2016

Julia Pascal (Née Paschale)

English

Bedford College

Julia is a playwright and theatre director, she is about to complete a PhD at the University of York. www.juliapascal.org

Posted on 11 October 2016

Janice Darch

Geography

Bedford College

Janice took early retirement from her post as Research Manager in Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia 5 years ago. She is now thoroughly enjoying retirement in Sheringham, Norfolk. Retirement gives her lots of time to enjoy her main hobbies of birdwatching, which has taken her all over the world, as well as out most days locally and walking. Janice also leads walks for various local groups and is working her way through the UK's long distance trails.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Kathryn Oliver

French & German

Royal Holloway College

Belonged to Drama and Musical societies. Part of Professor Worth's early drama group, took part in productions such as Salome and A Full Moon in March.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Jane Fitzpatrick

Social Sciences & Public Administration

Bedford College

In 1991 Jane became a senior lecturer at UWE. She taught students from a range of health care settings. She did her Masters in Policy studies and doctorate in Education at the University of Bristol. She was able to undertake research with people from a remote village in Papua New Guinea. This resulted in a successful anti malaria program. She published extensively on the subject of empowerment research and behaviour change in public health. The latest with the team at WHO on the clinical emergency provision in Papua New Guinea. Today Jane teaches English as a second language as a home tutor. She would love to hear from anyone who remembers her.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Christine Thompson (Née Oldland)

English & French/German

RHC

Christine has recently retired after 11 years with Prison Fellowship Northern Ireland. She is grateful to have learned a great deal about the needs of prisoners and their families through PRNI and for making wonderful friends. She and her husband have one son and they greatly enjoy visiting him in California. They still live in Belfast and are involved in church and charity work.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Keith Penfold

French with German

RHC

In April 2015 Keith was recruited by the BBC's Get Involved Initiative to join the BBC Symphony Orchestra for a rehearsal on the Saturday, warm-up on Sunday lunchtime and concert performance during part of the afternoon, on the 19th April, of Sibelius' Findlandia (his very famous national hymn). The concert was broadcast as part of BBC Radio 3's Essential Classics, a special edition to mark BBC Music Day. Keith was also picked out by the concert presenter to do a little vox-pop interview before Findlandia was broadcast - they especially liked the analogy he gave, that the weekend was to him comparable with driving a supercar Ferrari after usually being behind the wheel of an ordinary family car!

Posted on 20 November 2015

Dr Elizabeth Ann Williams OBE (Née Williams)

Zoology

RHC

Ann was awarded a Hon Doc from UEA and Essex for contribution to UCS (University Campus Suffolk) and has been given Freedom of the Borough of Stedmundsbury.

Posted on 21 December 2015

Dr Kate McCormick (Née Ducie)

Biochemistry

Bedford College

In 2012 I retired after thirty years as a consultant and writer in the international pharmaceutical industry and began writing fiction fulltime under my pen-name, Elizabeth Ducie. My debut novel, Gorgito’s Ice Rink, was published at the end of 2014; earlier this year it was Runner Up in the 2015 Writing Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year Award. The book is set in post-Soviet Russia, with flashbacks to Stalin’s era and tells of one man’s struggle with bureaucracy, corruption, economic melt-down and the harsh climate in his quest to build an ice rink and re-unite a young boy with his lost sister. It is a tale of love, loss and broken promises. I am currently working on a three-book series of thrillers, set in the pharmaceutical world in Southern Africa, Latin America and Russia. The first one, Counterfeit!¸will be published in July 2016.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Wasimul Hasan

Physics

Royal Holloway College

Wasimul retired in 2015 after working 40 years in the USA.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Kathleen McCormick (Née Ducie)

Biochemistry

Bedford College

In 2012, Kate retired after thirty years as a consultant and writer in the international pharmaceutical industry and began writing fiction fulltime under her pen-name, Elizabeth Ducie. Her debut novel, Gorgito's Ice Rink, was published at the end of 2014; earlier this year it was Runner Up in the 2015 Writing Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year Award. The book is set in post-Soviet Russia, with flashbacks to Stalin's era and tells of one man's struggle with bureaucracy, corruption, economic melt-down and the harsh climate in his quest to build an ice rink and re-unite a young boy with his lost sister. It is a tale of love, loss and broken promises. Kate is currently working on a three-book series of thrillers, set in the pharmaceutical world in Southern Africa, Latin America and Russia. The first one, Counterfeit! will be published in July 2016.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Diana Bucknall (Née Moughton)

Chemistry

RHC

Having retired as head of Learning Support from Downside School near Bath in December 2014, Diana and her family have moved to Dentdale in Cumbria.

Posted on 21 December 2015

Mr Kevin Mellor

English

Royal Holloway College

After retiring in 2013, I started my own company (Brewmarket Ltd) I spend my time touring the UK combining work with pleasure. Sport, industrial architecture, historic pubs, golf and fresh air; what's not to like?

Posted on 15 January 2016

Mr George Brown

BMus Music

Royal Holloway College

George is now a music examiner with Trinity College London and has been travelling the World for the last six years.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Rachael Hodgson

History

Royal Holloway College

Retired July 2015. Head of Secondary, British School Jakarta 2011-2015; Head of Herries Preparatory School 2010-2011; Principal of Howell's School Denbigh 2006-2010; Deputy Head Leighton Park School, Reading 2002-2006. PGCE History Cambridge University 1974.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Steven Spencer

French

Royal Holloway College

Steven completed an MA in War Studies at King's College London in 2007. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration).

Posted on 11 October 2016

Julie Calnan (Née Crossley)

History

Bedford College

Julie continues to tutor GCSE and AL students at home (in History & English), and although her husband, Desmond Calnan, retired from Shell 5 years ago, she does not want to 'retire' as such just yet. She says, 'the challenge is good for the (ageing) brain!' Julie is also now a grandmother, as her first grandson, Archie, was born to her elder son Tom in September 2015. They and Bonnie, her daughter-in-law, live in Dubai where both are Partners in Corporate Law firms.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Julian Cremona

Zoology

RHC

In 2014 Julian published two books with Crowood publishing. Seashores - an ecological guide and Extreme Close-up Photography & Focus Stacking.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Demeter Lowrison

English

Bedford College

Demeter would be interested in getting in contact with any English students who graduated summer of 1972 at Bedford College. She has fond memories of Julia, Joanna, Keith, Steve and Marva if any of you are around.

Posted on 11 October 2016

David Goold

Geology

Bedford College

David retired from full time employment at the end of 2015 and is now busier than ever building a new home by the sea in Maine. He and his wife, Judith, plan to spend some time there over the next few years but also keep a foot in the Lot Valley in France where they have another small endeavor. His friends and student colleagues had a reunion together a couple of years ago when he was in the UK. All there had great fun and many happy thoughts of the time on geology fieldtrips to the corners of the UK.

Posted on 19 January 2017

Elizabeth Thoday (Née Stuart-King)

German

Bedford College

Having studied German (French subsid, Italian Elective) at Bedford College from 1967-1970, moved to King’s on the Strand for a PGCE and then spent 4 years teaching in South London, I moved to Edinburgh where Keith took up a post as Lecturer at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. He retired as Professor of Veterinary Dermatology in July 2013. We have 2 daughters. I have been working at Heriot-Watt University in various capacities since 1984. In June 2015 I graduated PhD from this institution. The title of my thesis is ‘ Investigating the acquisition of the German passive by adult learners with L1 English in a formal learning environment: a learner corpus approach’. I would be delighted to hear from anyone in the 1967-1970 year group at Bedford, fifty years on.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mr Bernard Uttley (Née Sugden)

French & English

RHC

Jennifer (née Sugden) and Bernard have just spent 2 weeks walking in the UK and will certainly be back in 2015 for the Pioneers 50th anniversary!

Posted on 20 November 2015

Dr Pat Morris

Zoology

RHC

Pat, a former member of RHC staff, was made an MBE in the New Year's Honours List. He was put forward by the National Trust on whose council he was for 15 years, first as a representative of The Linnean Society of London and then as an elected member. He was also chairman of their nature conservation advisory panel.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Gillian Davey

English Language and Literature

RHC

Gillian continues to act as a GCSE examiner in English literature. As a volunteer researcher she has contributed to the World War I exhibition in the local museum. Gillian has found this to be most interesting and humbling work.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Dr Carol Roberts

Physics

Bedford College

Carol retired at the end of 2014 after 20 years as a Research Fellow at Coventry University, investigating the modelling of exhaust emissions. With excellent timing her first grandchild, Daisy, arrived at the beginning of 2015. She would love to hear news from any of those who studied Physics in her cohort at Bedford by email on carcex187@yahoo.co.uk.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Dr Winston Wheatley

Chemistry

RHC

Winston retired from BP a long time ago. He spends a lot of time in Tenerife.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Miss Nicola Marlow

Geography

Bedford College

Nicola celebrated her 70th birthday with a cruise of Southern South America then on to Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro, followed by a successful day tour to the Faroes to see the spectacle of the Total Solar Eclipse. After a couple of feline traumas, she particularly appreciated the company of Canisp for the birthday in June, when she also marked sixty years of cat ownership.

Posted on 16 March 2017

Carole Cushing (Née Batten-Phelps)

English

Bedford College

Having retired from teaching, I am now picking up my youthful Arthurian exploits and hoarding Liberty prints for patchwork and quilting, enthusiastically encouraged...I think...by my poodles and cocker spaniel. Contrary to all expectations, our daughters have both become teachers so there is no real escape from the classroom!

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Inyang Anya (Née Iboko)

Botany

RHC

Inyang was married in her second year as a student at Royal Holloway. She and her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Cambridge this year at the Church of Great St Mary's where they got married in 1965. Inyang would love to hear from old friends, especially Margaret Pratt who read French and was one of her bridesmaids but with whom she has lost contact.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Dr Caroline Wardle

Mathematics

RHC

Caroline returned to the U.K. after living in the U.S. for 40 years where she was a member of academic staff at 4 American Universities and a Deputy Division Director at the National Science Foundation in Washington DC. She now lives in London and is a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at UCL and at Queen Mary University of London.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Jean Stanwell-Smith (Née Snelling)

Botany

RHC

Jean now has a BA in Fine Art from UEL after having retired from 40 years of teaching as Head of Science at Southend High School for Girls.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Susan Kenyon (Née Ellis)

History

Bedford College

I graduated from Bedford College in 1965, with a BA Hons in History. I earned this under my maiden name: Susan Mary Ellis. I later went on and earned a PHD in Anthropology from Byrn Mawr College, PA (USA) and taught in US universities, mainly Butler University in Indianapolis, from where I retired as emeritus professor in 2008. All this was done under my married name, Susan M. Kenyon.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Di Clark (Née Batho)

French

Bedford College

After 40 years in middle management and 3 years after the death of her husband Howard in 2003, Diana returned to her once and future career in translation and interpreting and is very happily self-employed, working in the USA and overseas, for the US.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Ann Smith (Née Sturgess)

Physics

Royal Holloway College

Loving life in Cairns, with both daughters quite near, even if a bit hot!! Playing lots of bridge and baritone saxophone, and have my own saxophone quartet.

Posted on 18 November 2016

Megan Miller

Chemistry

Royal Holloway College

Meg Miller,(nee Davies) Widowed for 3 years and living happily in beautiful Dorset, near my two sons, after living for 11 years in west France. I read Anne Sturgess's note and remember her well. After teaching for many years in the local comp., I am surrounded by people who know me, even if I can't always recall them from school!

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs June Payne (Née McQuaker)

German

Bedford College

June was a volunteer at the 2014 Commonwealth games and wonders if any other Old Bedfordians were Clydesiders this summer. She had a great time meeting all the crowds at Scotstoun arena where the Table tennis and Squash took place. June also met some lovely young people who had given up their time to welcome the spectators.

Posted on 15 January 2016

Mrs Anna Sladden (Née Matthews)

BA Geography

Bedford College

Have been retired for some years now but as my husband (now 80 years old) Has been diagnosed with mild dementia, I am learning as much as I can about this condition in the hope that it can be more openly talked about. I believe much work needs to be done in order to educate and inform about this disease. I feel that I'm on a mission to do just that!

Posted on 21 December 2015

Mrs Gillian Adams (Née May)

English Language

Royal Holloway College

Determined to write something better than '50 Shades' (which was not difficult) I published my novel 'Strained Relations' in 2015. Predominant themes are hereditary disease, climate change, identity fraud and immigration problems (from the immigrants' point of view), involving four people trying to make money from a restaurant on the south coast of England before everything is swept away by the tide. Buy it on Amazon: paperback £7.50, Kindle e-book £3.

Posted on 20 November 2015

Mrs Jean Boyd (Née Bradley)

Botany

RHC

Following the death of her dear husband in January 2009, Jean has moved to a smaller less remote bungalow in the small market town of Bedale.

Posted on 11 October 2016

Jean Boyd (Née Bradley)

Botany

Royal Holloway College

Am happily settled in Bedale now and would be interested to hear from any other alumni in the area either from 1951 - 1954 or any other period.

Posted on 15 January 2016

Jeanne Buchanan (Née Burford)

BSc Mathematics

Royal Holloway College

I'm now retired and living in Sussex. After graduation I taught Maths for three years in London, before preparing and then going to Colombia as a missionary in1960. I married there, had two children, founded a girls' boarding school with my husband, My husband died in an accident in 1977, but I stayed in Colombia and finished a doctorate in History from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. Later I used this training to write a history of the Protestant Church in Colombia, and also teach general Church History. Later I was ordained in a local church as the minister. Now, back in England since 1998 I work as a local preacher with the local Methodist Church circuit.

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