More memories from the Class of ’69

More memories from the Class of ’69

Peter Davenport (Grey) & Francesca Warner (St Aidan’s)

50th anniversary Durham graduates After finishing from Durham having actually studied Geology, Peter Davenport transferred to Canada in 1970 where he acquired a PhD in Geochemistry from Queen’s University, Ontario. Francesca (Fanny) Warner, studied English at Durham and went on to get a B.Mus in bassoon efficiency from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Peter was senior Geochemist with the Newfoundland Geological Study, and an accessory Teacher at Memorial University, later on transferring to the Geological Study of Canada in Calgary as a geoscience information professional.

50th anniveresary Durham graduates Francesca ended up being an expert artist playing and mentor bassoon and recorder. She was primary bassoonist in the Newfoundland Chamber Orchestra for 25 years, and played in the Calgary Philharmonic and the National Ballet of Canada visiting orchestra along with numerous chamber groups. As Teacher of woodwind methods and bassoon efficiency she taught at Memorial University, University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge. She is a qualified instructor and woodwind inspector for the Royal conservatory of music in Toronto.

Married in 1970, they are still gladly together, and delighting in retirement living within sight of the Rocky Mountains.

Isabella Dougan, née McCormack,

50th anniversary Durham graduates” I made my B.A. in English, Viewpoint and French from Durham University in1969 I was amongst 151 graduates (see picture) getting degrees from Durham University that year in a historical event for the last Durham Congregation in Fourah Bay College, after ninety years of association in between the 2 organizations. Next, I acquired a Post-graduate Diploma in Education (DipEd) from the University of Sierra Leone, then pursued graduate research studies in French as a Foreign Language (FLE) in CIEP, Sèvres, France. With my background in education, I started a mentor profession. Unlike my mom who was a high school instructor, my disciplines and the age I taught diverse significantly.

I felt real satisfaction serving in these various capabilities– Senior Instructor at the Sierra Leone Grammar School ( the very first secondary school in sub-Saharan Africa), Senior Speaker at the then Milton Margai Instructor Training College, French Instructor at the Alliance Française and Inspector for the West African Examinations Council. I have actually likewise worked as Pedagogical Consultant at the Centre Pédagogique Franco-Sierra Léonais establishing curricula for schools. After investing years in the education field, it was now time for a modification. I acquired an IT Accreditation from South Thames College, UK and offered with not-for-profit organisations in London– The Prince’s Youth Trust, Results UK and African Rights.

For almost 10 years I worked for the United Nations Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), taking me to environments of disputes, intricate emergency situations and natural catastrophes. I need to state that experience has actually been actually important and gratifying. This task included inter-agency coordination of global humanitarian operations and making sure that efficient support reached countless humanitarian recipients. I worked as Humanitarian Affairs Officer in OCHA nation workplaces in Sudan, Kenya, Eritrea, as Rise Capability Desk Officer in Geneva and as OCHA Head-of-Office in Guinea. I delighted in reporting on humanitarian advancements in each nation, collaborating the production of tactical fundraising files and keeping an eye on donor contributions.

After retirement from the UN, I made a Master of Arts Degree in French Literature from Montclair State University, U.S.A. in2013 Now, I am an independent specialist, I serve on the Personnel Parish Relations Committee and Communications Committee of the Princeton United Methodist Church and volunteer with AARP. I have actually been wed for forty-six years to my partner Edward and we have 2 boys Edward and Gary, a child Chantal and 3 grandchildren, Kaelen, Keiran and Elise. Taking a trip abroad is necessary to me and I have actually been fortunate to go to numerous nations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, North and South America.”

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