The Old Diocesan Issue5 Mar2020 - Page 3

The Mitre by night, scene
of two recent SGMs – see p83.
to Issue 5
The Old Diocesan is published
by The Old Diocesan Union.
Editor Tim Richman (1995B)
Copy editors Ania Rokita,
Deborah Rudman
Designer Simon Richardson
Commissioned contributors
Brandon de Kock (1986K),
Alistair Price (1999G),
Stephen Rae (1994K),
Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk (1991B),
Jean Tresfon (1992F), Rob
Worthington-Smith (1978G)
Magazine sub-committee
Anton Taylor (2005B),
Nicholas Bicket (1973F),
Adam Pike (1992O),
Alan Ramsay (1960F),
Jeremy Ryall (2014F)
Archivist Dr Paul Murray (staff)
Advertising Tessa FentonWells, Reg
Hands (1968F)
Printed by Shumani Mills, Cape
s with all issues of The Old
Diocesan to date, noticeable
themes have emerged during
the production of Issue 5.
A striking one is evident in
interviews with two ODs from the
early 1990s, Hilton Houghton (1992F)
and Dave Wilson (1994O). Both were
noted sportsmen at College, and both
have confounded the expectations
that many would have held of them
back then. Hilton turned out to be
a more successful rugby agent than
player (see p38). Dave has become a
preeminent visual effects specialist
and director in Hollywood (see p22).
English teachers who enjoyed Robert
Frost might approve.
Transformation is another theme,
both in the traditional and modern
sense. For one, the Bishops principal
of seven years, Guy Pearson, will be
retiring at the end of the second term
(see p7). There is also the news that
The Old Diocesan is
available in hard copy
and online. To receive
your physical copy,
contact the Union at
or 021 685 1829.
Bishops is now invested in the VUSA
Academy Trust (p52) to complement
the Bishops Trust (p87), and that
the ODU has settled on a new fiveyear strategy (p82). We seem to be
entering a new era on several fronts.
A final recurring theme – our recent
World Cup success – is reflected in
the cover artwork by Stephen Rae
(1994K). In trying a multitude of
Warhol-style colour renditions for
the cover, Stephen chose, without
our prompting, a yellow/gold to
match the dark ODU green of this
issue – the ODU green being, of course,
the colour on which Barry Heatlie
(1894) based the current Bok jersey.
And so to the point: the thread that
ties a lot of this together is the need
for mentorship and guidance in the
modern world. As such, the article
on p41 is well worth the read.
Tim Richman – Editor

Guy Pearson - final wordsDave Wilson InterviewHilton HoughtonMentoringA Force For GoodOD Union StrategyThe Bishops Trust

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