1) The club are looking for a business to sponsor the £500 cost for the 2021 Leavers’ Ties.
2) The school are looking for local companies to sponsor new sitescreens for the main cricket pitch. Cost is around £2.5k but some money has already been raised.
If you feel you can help or would like more information please email email@example.com
Professor John Morehen (1953-56)
We are saddened to learn of the death in January of John Morehen. John spoke at the school Prizegiving in 2008.
Professor John Morehen was born in Gloucester, and attended the Crypt School from 1953-56 before completing his schooling in Bristol. After three years as Organ Scholar at New College, Oxford, he moved to King’s College, Cambridge, where he took a Doctorate of Philosophy. He then worked in Washington DC on the staff of Washington National Cathedral and of The American University. He returned to England in 1968 to become Sub-Organist at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, where he played the organ for many Royal and state occasions. In 1972 he joined the music staff of Nottingham University, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Music.
As a lecturer/recitalist/adjudicator John Morehen has toured the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia, and he was a regular BBC Radio 3 recitalist for over thirty years. He has given more than 100 radio and television broadcasts in the UK and abroad, and, as a musical scholar, has written extensively about Renaissance music. In 2003 he received the Degree of Doctor of Letters from Nottingham University for his published work.
Much more information on John’s fascinating and successful life is available from his website. Our condolences go to his family and friends.
Peter Hendy (1954-62)
We are saddened to learn of the death last month of Peter Hendy.
Pete was a fine sportsman, captaining the Henley and school 1st XV and represented the county at U19 level.
He taught Chemistry at Marling School and is fondly remembered as a teacher and leader of expeditions as well as for his sports coaching.
Ian Bucknell has written an obituary in the Bisley News which gives a lot of information about this “big man with a big heart”. Our condolences to his family and friends.
Set up Direct Debit membership payments
For many years, the Old Cryptians’ Club has collected membership fees paid by cheque or Standing Order. Whilst this has mostly worked well in the past, the administrative burden is proving difficult to justify.
To that end, we would like all members to set up a Direct Debit on line. We have chosen an online direct debit system from GoCardless to provide best value for the club. The system is fully compliant with the banking direct debit system and offers full protection under the Direct Debit Guarantee.
Signing up now (and remembering to cancel your standing order) will help us, although there is no requirement to just yet. No money will be taken from your account until 7th January.
Over the next few months, information will be sent out to all members, so please look out for the emails – we’ll not flood your inbox!
The link to sign up is https://pay.gocardless.com/AL00027584CFQ3
We’d be happy to receive any feedback – please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
A History of the Crypt School