Signed in red ink in later years to the photograph by Larwood. The photograph is laid down to a tightly trimmed page. Original sepia press photograph of Jack Hobbs and Douglas Jardine walking out to open the innings in the fifth Test at Melbourne, 8thth March timeless Test.
Edward Tyson Prof.
This week, the College is delighted to host Prof. A piece he wrote for the New York Times, about the need to teach boys and men greater emotional honesty, gained traction with more than 1.
He is presently working on a book for Harper One publishers which explores why helping boys and men learn emotional authenticity will lead to greater wellbeing and resilience for them and will benefit everyone else, as well.
He lives with his wife, family and two unruly dogs on a small unruly mountain in Maryland.
Becoming a father, especially to his son, has been the most transformative experience of his life. It was a wonderful day for our ladies of PAC to come together, share some fine food and wine and for many, a reunion of friendships. The Adjudicator was the Hon.
The winning team was the Affirmative.
Each Term, it is customary for Prince Alfred College to honour the exceptional achievements of one of our Old Scholars in their chosen fields. It gives me great pleasure to welcome our special guests here today for this induction. For those who are new to the school this year, it is our practice to honour a new addition to the Princes Men Gallery each Term.
You would have noticed, particularly on the walls of the Memorial Building, photographs of Old Scholars, together with an account of the distinction that they have achieved in their chosen fields.
Today we recognise someone with an international standing and recognition within his chosen field. Peter Flavel, finished his schooling at Prince Alfred College in , having started here in the final year of the Preparatory School, which at that time was Year 7.
Peter made excellent progress throughout his time at the College and won a number of academic and all-round excellence prizes. In his final year, he was a College Prefect. Peter played cricket and hockey throughout his time at the school, with the latter sport being, according to Peter, his true love.
He played in the 1stXI Hockey Team from Year 8 as a forward and during his time in the Team they were undefeated, never losing or even drawing a game in school competition.
Unfortunately, in Year 12 Peter sustained a serious knee injury which dashed his prospects of playing hockey at the highest levels, having been a State representative up to that time.
As a result of the injury, Peter started coaching, including the school 1stXI, while he was going through university.
Peter completed a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide and then a Bachelor of Economics and Commerce, which he commenced at Adelaide and then completed at the University of Melbourne. After working for a few years as a Commercial Litigation Solicitor and Barrister, Peter moved into the finance sector, initially as a Management Consultant and then in investment management, following which he entered the banking sector in the mid s.
During this time, he won a series of international awards including a special award for Outstanding Strategy from Private Banker International, and Outstanding Private Banker Asia-Pacific. This led to Peter becoming, in , Chief Executive of the House of Coutts, the seventh oldest bank in the world, based in London.
Its client base has always included the most successful and influential families in the United Kingdom, including the Royal Family. But I will let Peter tell us more about that. Peter is the first non-British person to lead Coutts and is therefore an acknowledged leader internationally in his field.
Peter is at the very top of his profession. Having now met Peter on a few occasions, I am also well aware of his fine individual qualities. Having heard Peter speak at a London dinner for our Old Scholars, I know how proud he is of PAC and how well he encapsulates the very best qualities of the Princes Man that we all aspire to.
Peter has made the most of his considerable talents and is determined, focused and entrepreneurial, but he is also engaging and personable and a man of principle. Past and present staff and their families came together as we hosted a special day in recognition of our staff and the vital role each person has played in shaping the future of our young men.
Following a welcome speech by Mr Fenner, a toast was made by past staff representative, Mr Ken Watson, with a response on behalf of the school, made by Mr Scott Parker.
Guests reunited with old colleagues and met many new faces, on the Back Oval lawn and in the adjacent Dining Hall, as they enjoyed a light lunch and refreshments.
Children were kept entertained with giant bubble balls, a jumpy castle, giant chess game, Bumbles the Clown and his magic show, fairy floss, ice-cream and snow cones. Concluding the afternoon, all guests gathered on the Back Oval to form the letters PAC, which was video recorded via aerial view, to create an historical overhead recording of our past and present staff, celebrating years of educating boys, which will be featured at our Year Gala Dinner, to be held on 20 July