Revd William Allberry (Sackville 66)

Thank you for the article in last year’s Sennockian about the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh. I have often recited part of a poem, ‘Prince Philmit’s Visage’ by Geoffrey Kitchener (Hardinge 67) from the 1966 edition of Sennockian. I couldn’t remember two of the lines so it was wonderful to receive them from the school archivist:

‘ With Aaron and hatson and grey soots abound, And senior mastsirs who bow to the ground, The press and the pressed, the rites of the tea, We welcomed our Herzog at thirty-past-three.’ (2022)

Brian 'Jon' Fay (Wordsworth 67)

Post-pandemic life becomes closer to normal every day here in south Florida. The high heat and humidity are challenging, especially for us tennis and pickleball players, but tall cool drinks as the sun goes down help us chill out! I am very involved in my community as a Palm Beach Ambassador for InterNations, president of our community wine club and a social member of the British American Chamber of Commerce. We have resumed back to ‘live and in-person’ gatherings – so much nicer than those Zoom events. However, those kept us all in touch during the darker days of the pandemic. Hopefully we will get back to England soon to see family and friends, and maybe some OS friends too. I would love to get together with any OS in south Florida. Please email me via the Old Sennockians. (2022)

Ian Brinton (Fryth 68)

My recent publications include Language and Death, a translation of poems by Philippe Jaccottet (Equipage, 2022), Paul Valéry’s selected poems (Muscaliet Press, 2021, with a Preface by Michael Heller), Paris Scenes, a translation of Charles Baudelaire’s ‘Tableaux Parisiens’ (Two Rivers Press, 2021) and Islands of Voices, the selected poems of Douglas Oliver (Shearsman Books, 2020). My translation of Gérard de Nerval’s Les Chimères will appear from Muscaliet Press later this year. I also review for The London Magazine, PN Review, Litter, Long Poem Magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review, co-edit the magazine SNOW and help to curate the Cambridge University Library Archive of Modern Poetry. (2022)