•  1960 M6A2 
  •  1963 3A 
  •  1963 3Q 
  •  1963 French Class 
  •  1963 Spanish Class 
  •  1963 6AM1 
  •  1965 
  •  1965 6th French 
  •  1965 6AM3 
  •  1966 M6B 

Form M6A2, 1960/61

11 Scholarships to Oxbridge in one year!

9 of them in Mathematics.

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Photo provided by Ian Howard

Back row (left to right):
Keith Corkish - Pete Rimmer - Kenneth McKelvie - Geoffrey Mordaunt - A. John Burgess - Philip C. Alper (6ASc2)

Front row (left to right):
Peter D. Smith - Ian C. Howard - R.P. Martineau - Fred Brierley - Jim Bradley - Ian C. Miller - Philip Mannheim - Jeff G. Smith

From the 1961 Magazines February and July:

  • P. C. Alper, an Open Exhibition in Natural Sciences at Selwyn College, Cambridge.
  • A. J. Burgess, an Open Scholarship in Mathematics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
  • K. Corkish, an Open Scholarship in Mathematics at Hertford College, Oxford.
  • G. R. Mordaunt, an Open Scholarship in Mathematics at Oriel College, Oxford.
  • P. D. Mannheim, an Open Exhibition in Mathematics at New College, Oxford.
  • R. P, Martineau, an Abbott Scholarship in Mathematics, at Wadham College, Oxford.
  • I. S. Miller, an Open Scholarship in Mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford.
  • P. L. Rimmer, an Open Scholarship in Mathematics at Keble College, Oxford.
  • J. G. Smith, an Open Exhibition in Mathematics at Jesus College, Oxford.
  • P. D. Smith, an Open Exhibition in Mathematics at Baliol College, Oxford.
  • W. A. A. Thorn, an Open Scholarship in History at Exeter College, Oxford.

These successes bring the number of Scholarships and Exhibitions at Oxford and Cambridge this year to eleven, an achievement which is a record for the School.

Bill Grove writes:

This photo came from Ian C. Howard (54.3), via my good friend and his brother R.N. (Bob) Howard (56.3).

According to Ian Howard, he was the only one from this group who did not go to Oxford or Cambridge. There again, Ian is himself Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Sheffield University. Wow! Some group!!

... and a bit later:

I've noticed the interloper Alper, too. Perhaps he "crossed the floor" during the year - or FB decided he needed to immerse himself in more "sums" to achieve his aims? Any road up, this must have been the famous year when Brierley's and Bradley's protégés broke all records for Oxbridge entries in the same subject from a single school. Even the Baz, an avowed classicist, was proud of the achievement. In the Lower School, we were just in awe!

Doug Whittaker writes:

I'll let you into a little secret about that maths group of over 10 who got scholarships to Oxbridge, all in one subject in one year.

At that time, university maths syllabuses were changing considerably, which led to the 'modern maths' in lower school teaching later. Fred Brierley knew that changes were on the cards, but he wasn't quite sure how.

One day in my Easter vacation at Liverpool, whilst I was studying at Oxford, a knock came on the front door of my parent's home in Dovecot. I opened the door, and to my surprise there was Fred Brierley. He asked me if he could borrow all my university notes, from lectures. He took them away and copied the whole lot, by hand, and then returned them to me a few days later. He said that this was so that he could get into the mind of the lectureres - those who set the scholarship entrance exams, so that he could foretell the type of questions to be expected.

Then he taught that highly successful M6A2 maths group.

Good for Fred - he went to the trouble of being a step ahead.

Philip Alper writes:

I found my photo of M6A2 (with me coming in from 6ASc2), and these are the signatures on my photo.

Form 3A, 1963

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Photo provided by Jack Sweeney's neice, Gillian Williams.

Back row (left to right):
R. Roberts - D.A. Feintuck - D.N. Hadley - 4 - P. Bell - R.W.C. Kelly - Adrian G. Morris - 8

Middle row (left to right):
9 - E.G. Makin - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - Stephen W.W. Dodd - 17 - 18

Front row (left to right):
G.M. Reeves - 20 - Keith F. Dinwoodie - 22 - 23

Form 3Q, 1963

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Photo provided by Jack Sweeney's neice, Gillian Williams.

Back row (left to right):
David? Davies - Mike Dawson - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

Middle row (left to right):
Tony Forrest - David? Shone - Paul Brown - 10 - 11 - 12

Front row (left to right):
David E. Cook - Tony? Earnshaw - David Bryan - Jackie Childlow - 17

1963 French Class

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Photo provided by Jack Sweeney's neice, Gillian Williams.

Back row (left to right):
G.O. Prince - 2 - 3 - R.W. Jervis - 5 - 6 - 7 - A.J. Cockerill - 9 - P. Howard - Keith Levin - Rhys Davies - 13 - Dave Long

Middle row (left to right):
15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - Norman Tinsley - 21 - C.J. Smith - Richard Jones - 24 - Sugden

Front row (left to right):
26 - Loughead? - 28 - Peter Blundell? - 30 - 31

1963 Spanish Class

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Photo provided by Jack Sweeney's niece, Gillian Williams.

Back row (left to right):
Martin Aked - Christopher Jones - T.R.A. King - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

Middle row (left to right):
9 - Gareth Thomas - R.S. Stephenson - 12 - 13 - 14

Front row (left to right):
R.D. Barlow - David Goodwin - 17 - G.E. Birch

Form 6AM1, 1963

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Photo provided by Jack Sweeney's neice, Gillian Williams.

Back row (left to right):
John Townend - 2 - David J. Griffiths - 4 - 5 - Colin Brown - 7 - 8 - Roger Norgrove - 10 - Philip Wood

Middle row (left to right):
N. W. McNaughton - 13 - G. J. (Tags) Taylor - Peter J. Moffat - 16 - Stephen P. Ireland - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21

Front row (left to right):
22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - Jack Sweeney, Form Master - Roger Parsons - 28 - 29

Form 3D, E & F, 1965

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Photo provided by Jack Sweeney's neice, Gillian Williams.

Back row (left to right):
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7

Middle row (left to right):
8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

Front row (left to right):
14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18

Sixth Form French, 1965

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Photo provided by Jack Sweeney's neice, Gillian Williams.

Back row (left to right):
Ted Owen - Ellis Quilliam - Colin D. Ridgeway - R.W. Leyland - R.C. Atkinson - A.J. Barnett - Keith Pine

Middle row (left to right):
Phil Morris - Ken Travis - Tony Allan - Graham Aitchison - Peter Bell

Front row (left to right):
A. Loughhead - Tim R.A. King - R.J. Revell - Ian McNabb

Names provided by Arthur J. Woods, who writes:

I was in this class but must have been absent on the day the photo of 6bm1 was taken. A few of the faces I recognise are Colin Ridgeway, Fred Leyland, Keith Pine, Tony Allan, Graham Aitchison, Steve? Refill, Ian? McNabb. Strange how you think you will meet up in future but apart from Colin Ridgeway who went on to live in Canada, I think number 14 is Tim King who I read has recently retired as a Higb Court judge - Sir Timothy King. I never saw any of them again after leaving the Institute. Thanks for the memory.

Form 6AM3, 1965

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Photos provided by Jack Sweeney's neice, Gillian Williams.

Top left to bottom right:
 
Peter Ainsworth - Yosser Hughes
3 - Jeff Chesters
5 - 6
Ian McNaughton - 8
9

Top left to bottom right:
 
Peter Ainsworth - 2
3 - 4
5 - Yosser Hughes
Ian McNaughton - Jeff Chesters
Jack Sweeney, Form Master

Peter Ainsworth (L.I. 1958-1966), Head Boy; became Head of French University of Manchester until 1996, Professor of French at University of Liverpool until 2000; Professor of French, University of Sheffield until retirement in 2009.

Form M6B, 1966

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Photo provided by Dave Goodwin

Standing (left to right):
P. Mussell - Phil Barnett - Gerry (Ged) Seiflow - Ken Bruce - Steve Cameron - Richard (Dick) Jackson - Don Grundell
Dave Bruce and Mr. R. E. (Bob) Roberts (Good at buying us a pint or two! DF)

Sitting (left to right):
Ian (Fred) Philpott - Ian Stewart - Neil Lewis - David Feintuck - Brian Cole - Steve Taylor - Dave Goodwin

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