Jeremy Shears (Grote 80)

Jeremy was appointed Honorary Professor in Chemistry at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester. He is Chief Scientist at Shell. (2021)

Constantine Metaxas (IC 81)

After leaving the IC in 1981, I finished Chemistry at the University of Sussex in 1984 and Materials Science at Northwestern University in 1989. I have been working for Amoco Chemical, BP Chemicals and currently at INEOS in Texas. After a long wait, I have passed my private pilot licence test and have been flying since 2018. My goal is to become a flying instructor at retirement from INEOS. (2021)

Kenneth Cheung (Park Grange 82)

I was awarded the Blount Humanitarian Award from the International Scoliosis Research Society in 2021 for service to spine deformity patients in Cambodia. Over the past seven years, I have been leading teams to treat children with spine deformities in a charity hospital in Phnom Penh and helped train the local spine surgeons to do the same. (2021)

Graham Kehily (Fenton 82)

I left school 1982 and studied at Bath University, then worked in the City followed by some years living in France. Now living in Bath and working in IT and telecoms. Still flying regularly after starting in the CCF aged 14. I was married this September to Jan, at the Roman Baths in Bath. (2021)

Andrew Marriott (School House 82)

I am still organising exhibitions and conferences focussing on the Asia Pacific region and I am based in Singapore. Anyone who recalls me and is coming to Singapore please do contact me via the Old Sennockians. (2022)

Jill McDonald (née Manaton) (Caxton 82)

I was appointed CEO of Costa Coffee in 2019. In part testament to the great sixth form education I received at Sevenoaks School! (2021)

Steve Beech (Grote 84)

Vanessa Beech (née Gratwick) (Fenton 84) and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in August. (2022)

Tony Marcello (Wordsworth 84)

My career has taken me to live and work in the UK, France and Italy. I have now been living and working in the Kingdom of Jordan since 2010. (2021)

Michael Mann (Plender 85)

After finishing his term as EU Ambassador to Iceland, Michael recently became the EU’s Special Envoy for the Arctic and is now writing the EU’s new Arctic policy. (2021)

Julie Beals (née Lovelock) (Sennocke 88)

Living in Los Angeles with my spouse and twin daughters. Covid opened a door for me to do hospital chaplaincy training and I was ordained in the Episcopal Church in June 2021. (2021)

Anna Wilson (née Hankey) (Hardinge 88)

I have had three books published this year. In July HarperCollins published the paperback of my memoir A Place for Everything – my mother, autism and me which was featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and in the Daily Mail and Telegraph. It is about my mother who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 72, having been misdiagnosed and sidelined for her mental health issues all her life. Women and girls are often misdiagnosed or slip under the radar when it comes to being diagnosed with autism as they present very differently from men and boys. I felt the need to add to the growing number of voices writing on this subject as no one had written from the point of view of a family member trying to support a woman with autism. In July Nosy Crow and the National Trust published my picture book The Wide, Wide Sea which was described in the Telegraph as ‘a picture book which captures both the child’s enchantment and the adult’s nostalgia of days spent by the sea – a lyrical story of a child who visits the seaside with their grandmother and discovers the wonders of the ocean through their imaginative relationship with a seal’. It was shortlisted for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2021, and I hope it will encourage children to feel a responsibility towards the cleaning of our oceans. My nature almanac, Nature Month-by-Month, has also just been published by Nosy Crow and the National Trust. It was shortlisted for the ALCS Writers in Education Award. (2021)

Dominique Pujol (Park Grange 89)

I have just completed my first year at NEOM in Saudi Arabia, being a catalyst to accelerate human progress by creating the most sophisticated and effective shared services organisation in the region. (2021)