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HAYMAN – On 28th August 2018, (John) Michael Hayman (C, 1938-1943) aged 93. London Hospital LMSSA MB BS. General medical practice, Orewa and Auckland New Zealand 1959-78. Occupational practice Newcastle and Wollongong, New South Wales Australia 1978-88. We learnt of Michael’s passing from his daughter Joanna, who told us: ‘Dad always spoke with great fondness about his years at St Edward’s, and I know he enjoyed keeping up to date and maintaining contact with the School over the years’. The following is adapted from a piece by Michael, which appeared in r h u b a r b 2015: I am a very OSE, tucked away in a beautiful retirement village in a corner of New South Wales, where I see lots to interest me in how the School develops - particularly in the quite extraordinary inclusion of females in its ranks, and the very desirable inclusion of music in their achievements - both unheard of features of my life under the guidance of my very dear Warden, Henry E Kendall. I had the good, good fortune to live in our old Field House, under the warm and fatherly housemastership of Bim Barff, and am eternally grateful to Bertie Ovenden for his efforts at engendering the love of music in me, ‘but of course, dear boy, only as far as Schubert -NOT that Brahms!,’ although he did include some Bruckner in his choir pieces, and I often wonder about the nature of much of his composition which never saw the light of day. I was to learn piano and organ from him, but never got nearer to the organ than a surreptitious experimentation at night when I was a sacristan. Whatever happened to that grand old organ, which had

been converted from the old hand pump, to wheezy electric action? I always thought it had a lovely sound. I should also record my gratitude to Leslie Styler, of the lower Classical Sixth who, when he noticed me misreading my Plato crib, said it was about time I decided what I really wanted to do in life, and was instrumental in getting me transferred to the ‘Science Side’. The only time when I started to appreciate the loathed ‘Rugger’, was when the time came for House Matches, when those inscrutable rules were largely forgotten and it was a free- for-all. The summer and walks across Port Meadow to the boats were my favourite times for games - yes, I did appreciate the team effort of the ‘Eights’, but individualism in athletics was otherwise my preference. I am very surprised to be still on my feet at age 89, and still walk about three to four km, and swim in a heated pool up to 200m, daily, the year round. Hopkinson (E, 1947-1952) aged 84 years. Son of John (A, 1917-1922) nephew of Henry (A, 1919-1923), Paul (A, 1920-1924) and Alfred (G, 1922-1927). St Edmund Hall Oxford 1955-8, Oxford University Sailing 1955-7, MA. Solicitor, Kendal, Cumbria. HUTTON – On 28th August 2018, Anthony Thackeray Hutton, (B, 1944-1947) in Canada, aged 88. Oxford School of Architecture 1947-52 Dip Arch. Royal Engineers 1953- 5, Sword of Honour Military School of Engineering 1954. Colonel Canadian Army Militia 1957-72. Architect ARIBA MRAIC MAAA. Anthony was an engineering officer with the British Army HOPKINSON – On 3rd December 2018, John Michael

as well as a Colonel in the Canadian Militia, serving as the Commander of the Edmonton Militia District. He was an architect for many years in Edmonton, Alberta before retiring to Victoria. He designed the War Memorial in Edmonton, Alberta and served as the Gentleman’s Escort for the opening of the Legislature in 1970. KEMP – On 5th November 2017, Richard Guy Kemp (G 1959-1963). Wildlife photographer and film producer. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 1984. The following was kindly sent to us by Michael Gibb (C, 1960-1965): After Richard’s death Tom Walshe, former press officer of Anglia Television, producers of the Survival programme, spoke with Richard’s widow Julia and produced the following tribute: Wildlife film-makers Richard and Julia Kemp travelled the world recording rare animals and endangered people. Julia talked to me about five decades of innovation, dedication and danger behind the camera lens. Richard Kemp was a wildlife film-maker in a golden age of the TV documentary, one of an unsung band of adventurers who flew by the seat of their pants – sometimes literally – to record previously unseen wonders of our planet. It seems less than fitting therefore that his untimely recent death at the age of 72 resulted from a debilitating stroke. For Richard was a man of action who had experienced close encounters of the heart- stopping kind with some of the mightiest predators on earth – as well as being struck by lightning, almost buried in an avalanche and robbed by bandits who took even the clothes he stood up in.

Along with his wife and film- making partner Julia, Richard was a key member of the Anglia Television team which, for four decades, provided ITV – and dozens of other broadcasters around the world – with premier natural history programmes under the Survival title. ‘For all of us involved with it, Survival was like a club, and you were jolly lucky to be a member,’ says Julia. ‘The beauty of the way Survival worked was that we were able to set out on our own and do our own thing. We’d go off for six months or more at a time and really have the chance to find our way around – not just the animals but often the people who shared the same environment.’ It was all quite different from wildlife film-making today with its tight production schedules and budgets. Ground-breaking films were a regular occurrence, partly because there was plenty of new ground to be broken and time enough to break it. Even so, being away for months in some remote location can be a lonely experience so it was no coincidence that Survival Anglia’s way of working relied largely on husband-and-wife teams – a leading film-making duo of the early years being Kenya-based Alan Root and his then wife Joan.


Richard Guy Kemp

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