Here is some news gathered by Year Rep Alan Mortby from class that joined Mildert in 1967, and so, in most cases, graduated 50 years ago in 1970. Unsurprisingly retirement is a common theme but it is great to hear of the Global reach of our alumni community – if others from that year would like to share their own news do get in touch, and we can add your stories here.
We would also love to have news from other year groups too.
Robin Palmer writes from South Africa,
“I am retired following an academic career in anthropology in South Africa. I live in a former historic naval base of the Royal Navy in Simon’s Town, now a suburb of Cape Town. I am on my second marriage with a son and a daughter living in SA and married stepsons in London (two grandsons) and Melbourne (one grand-daughter). I am contracted to Rhodes University, where I spent most of my career and still write for them and supervise postgraduates — at a distance. Since coming to the Cape, with another Old Dunelmian, I have been organising get togethers for ODs based here and also liaising with Durham to recruit students from local schools.”
Alan Mortby writes from Switzerland,
“I am now retired after a career at the Bank of England and the Bank for International Settlements in Switzerland. My wife is Swiss, so we have now settled in Zürich. We have three children who have scattered across the globe – Australia and the UK – and are either married or engaged and I have one grandson.”
Huw Thomas wrote:
“I am now finally retired as of the end of 2018. My last job, that of Auditor General for Wales, was statutorily of fixed duration, and since its ending coincided with my 70th birthday and getting a CBE at an investiture at Buckingham Palace, I thought it a good time to start the third age of my life. My two sons are both married and I have in the process acquired some Czech in-laws and started experiencing life in Eastern Europe. Though my wife and I spend most of our time between North Wales and Nice.”
Dave Sterry writes from the New Forest:
“I am also now retired, having spent my working life mainly in the gas industry. I now live on the south coast a mile outside the New Forest National Park boundary.”
Steve Hurst wrote:
“Retired from Shell back in 2005 after 31yrs. Went from research lab to running businesses. Travelled the world and lived in Japan, South Africa, Kenya and USA. Worked part time after Shell, Non-Ex Chairman and some consultancy. Now fully retired, time with the family and still trying to improve my golf.”