KINNESSBURN REUNION 1998
DECEMBER 1997 NEWS : ISSUE NO. 4
Arrangements for the Reunion are now proceeding apace. It had been hoped to hold the event actually in Kinnessburn: this will not be possible as the building is now used by the Geology and Geography Departments. I am negotiating with them to open up the place for us to hold a sentimental drooling (details to follow).
We have been offered the use of Hepburn Hall for the reunion and for those requiring standard accommodation. If the passage of Anno Domini means that you would prefer superior
accommodation (i.e. with en-suite WC and shower), that is available at New Hall down on the North Haugh, about fifteen minutes' stroll away. Those who expressed an interest in accommodation will find a brochure enclosed in this mailing.
Please note that you make your own arrangements for bed & breakfast directly with the Holidays Officer in the former Women's Union Building in North Street.
And here is the rest of the news.....
The Revd ANTHONY ASHWELL relates "After graduating I pursued (and sometimes caught) a career in industrial chemistry, as well as pursuing and definitely catching ANNA (married 1967 - still going strong). We replaced ourselves with Lucy (27) and Nick (25). After undertaking theological studies in 1986 I am now a West Country vicar. Coincidentally Sir Phillip Williams is one of my Churchwardens."
ROB CAMERON, teaching in Canada, writes that he and his wife EVA expect, all things being equal, to join us for the reunion.
PAT GRIFFIN reports that in the last 31 years he has married CATHERINE (ANDERSON of Chattan). They have two daughters aged 25 and 23: Alison is at present backpacking somewhere in China having worked for a year in Hong Kong after graduating, and Linda is studying Chinese at Leeds having spent three years already in various distant parts - the travel bug has bitten both hard!
In 1995 Pat took early retirement after 29 years' teaching in Shropshire, Berkshire and rural Worcestershire, and is now working as an occasional driver/guide for a minibus tours company taking groups of Americans, Canadians, Australians and Chinese round the U.K. This summer he has been in St Andrews three times on day trips round Fife from Edinburgh during two-week 'England, Wales & Scotland' tours.
ANDY HEWITSON writes from Deutschland, "I now work for Siemens in Munich, in charge of English Language Training for company staff. Married with four taxing daughters, in my free time I run the local church choir, do bee-keeping and play my guitar. We live in a quiet little village east of Munich — visitors welcome!" [Do give Andy a call before dumping yourself on his doorstep: you can find him on 0049 8637 7058.]
DAVID LORIMER tells us that he is married and has a daughter. After teacher training he took up, in 1986, the post of Director of the Scientific and Medical Network, "an informal international group of qualified scientists and doctors, together with psychologists, engineers, philosophers, therapists and many other professionals, sharing a common concern with the essential questions about the meaning and value of life. The Network holds no corporate views but questions the assumptions of contemporary thinking, so often limited by exclusively materialistic reasoning."
DAVE RUNDELL writes that he married in 1971 and has three daughters, aged 24, 21 and 18. Upon re-marriage in 1991 he added an 18-year old stepdaughter to his family. He took an MSc at Heriot-Watt in 1975 and, after living and working in Edinburgh and Bath, is now back in Edinburgh as Director of Computing Services at Heriot-Watt.
SVEN SIGURĐSSON reports that after graduating in 1968 and leaving Kinnessburn after four years (the last one as Senior Student), he stayed a further two years in St Andrews while studying for a PhD at Dundee. This led to him kneeling in front of the Queen Mother in the middle of a Cod War! Since 1972 he has lived in Iceland where he is a lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Iceland.
In 1974 Sven married MARY, sister of David Bache with whom he roomed for two years at Kinnessburn, and his best man at the wedding was his Senior Man, Derek James. Mary and Sven have two children, a girl born in 1977 and a boy in 1979.
Sven suggests to “venture a minor criticism that the suggested sports activities are somewhat lacking in Kinnessburnian character. What about some putting on the Himalayas or a game of Tiddleywinks? And would not a swim in the sea off the West Sands be more appropriate than a swim in the leisure centre? Or considering our advancing age perhaps a game of bowls in Kinburn Park would be the most appropriate activity."
[Up to you, folks.]
Sven and Mary hope to attend the reunion and we look forward to seeing them.
St. CLAIR STEWART writes from Brussels, "After graduating in 1967 I qualified as a C.A. in Edinburgh. In 1973 I went to the EU as a translator where I have been ever since. Married in 1970, four children. I'm in a rut but it's well paid and now I'm unemployable anywhere else."
OUR "LOST" LIST - any details at all of those below would be helpful.
CHRIS BALFOUR, HARRY BARKER, MARTIN BARKLA, JOHN BENNETT, MALCOLM BINNS, DAVE BREWIN, DON BRYDON, JOHN CAMERON, IAIN CAMPBELL, JIM CAMPBELL, ALISTAIR CHISHOLM, RICHARD CLARK, JCN CONNELL, TOM CONROY, JOHN COOK, JS CORDINGLEY, AT COULL, BRIAN CROWE, JOHN CUNNINGHAM, PAUL DAVIES, SIMON DAWSON, STUART DONALDSON, JCM 'HENRY' DUNBAR, FRANK DUNCAN, DAVE EGGELING, COLIN FERGUSON, KEITH FERGUSON, ANDY GREEN, IN GUNN-RUSSELL, TONY HANCOCK, SAM HARVEY, LENNY HELLING, PAT HEWINS, TED HILL, PAUL HOLLOWAY, DAVID HORGAN, PETER INGLIS, BOB ISLES, DEREK JAMES, CR JOHNSTONE, CHRIS KORYCINSKI, PJ LAWRIE, CHRIS LEWIS, DAVE LINDSAY, DJ LODGE, FRASER MacDONALD, IAN MALLARD, PETER MARTIN, SANDY McALPIN, SCOTT MOFFAT, AR O'BRIEN, ROGNVALDUR OLAFSSON, SD OLLIVANT, ROB PERRY, MIKE PETERSON, BASIL POGUE, JCW RICHARDSON, BRIAN RICKARD, PETE ROGERS, ROBIN ROSE, GORDON ROY, MARTIN SCANTLEBURY, JOHN SCONCE, CHARLIE SCOTT, PETE SHAW, JEREMY SHORT, .ALISTAIR SIMPSON, GRAHAM SMITH, BARCLAY STEWART, KEITH TAYLOR, BAREND ter-HARR, JOHN THEWLIS, PETER THOROGOOD, TONY WARD, OWEN 'NEDDY' WHITE, TOM WHITESIDE, DAVID WRIGHT, DAVID YOUNG, DENNIS YOUNG, SANDY YOUNG
Saturday 8th August 1998
Keep the news rolling in. There must be plenty to fill another two newsletters before the reunion!
Published by Graham Robertson