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OEA News: May 2020

News stories from across the Network.
For those members outside of the island you may be interested to know that Elizabeth College was one of the first 3 schools in the whole of the British Isles to fully reopen (the other two being Ladies’ College and Blanchelande) on Monday 1 June 2020. Guernsey has been head-and-shoulders ahead of the United Kingdom, Jersey and the Isle of Man in its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, and life in the island is rapidly approaching normality with most restaurants, pubs and shops now open.

Chris Adkins (8366) has been appointed a Director in Private Wealth at Intertrust.  He has been with the company for 14 years.
Simon Dorey from Jersey has been in touch to ask if anyone remembers his late father, Laurence Walter Dorey (4119) who attended Elizabeth College from 1934 to 1941?  Laurence moved with the school to  Derbyshire in 1940 at the beginning of the Occupation, and went on to become a modern languages teacher.  It might be possible (just) that there are still pupils that might remember him?  Simon’s contact details are or call  07797 922 850.
Will Bodkin (9638) clocked the fastest time run on the road by a Guernseyman in 28 years. While the rest of the Guernsey contingent failed to match the times clocked at the previous week’s virtual inter-insular, Bodkin continued his impressive comeback with a 4min. 23sec. solo run. This is the fastest road mile posted by a Sarnian since 1992. “It was great – I just enjoyed it and I’m enjoying running well again” said the delighted runner. Isaac Powers (11214) 5-02 was the second quickest Sarnian with a time of 5min 02sec. 

Mark Torode (8093) has made the decision to retire from the Mourant partnership later this year to set up his own firm specialising in residential conveyancing.
College’s aspiring shooters will benefit from a new coach of Commonwealth Games calibre once normality resumes. Peter Jory (7823) had been appointed as the College coach only to see rifle shooting put on hold. Although Jory is yet to receive any clarity on when the full-bore scene at Fort Le Marchant will restart, even with social distancing measures, he is excited to be taking up the new post. “To be honest, there’s not many sports in that sort of age group where they produce so many athletes and sportsmen…..I hope to continue to get the kind and generous support of the OEs and the Guernsey Rifle Club and other associations and clubs that assist, not to mention the effort that many volunteers put into the sport.” 

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