Discover DeCrypt eNews July 2021
John Hopkin (1943-49)
John Hopkin (1943-49) died in November 2020, aged 90 years.
He became a member of OCC on leaving school and made 346 appearances for the OCRFC.
After Oxford he joined the Inland Revenue.
Discover DeCrypt eNews June 2021
Founders’ Day service
This year, the Founders’ Day service will be live streamed on the Crypt School YouTube channel on
Tuesday 22 June at 7.00pm
Headmaster, Nick Dyer would like to invite Old Cryptians and friends to watch the Founders’ Day service in the comfort of your own home this year.
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.