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6 May

Visit from OV Author

We were delighted to welcome OV Michael Sykes (H 42-52) to School on 28 April 2022 for a brief visit.

Three years ago, Michael had very generously promised some copies of his book, Trader’s Road, to the School library. For obvious reasons, this was the first opportunity Michael had had to make the journey to Worcester and fulfil his promise.

Trader’s Road is the fictional story of one man’s journey through life, across continents, with some wonderful and unexpected twists and turns.

When asked if King’s was mentioned in his story, Michael said coyly, “All authors draw on their own life experiences!”

Michael Sykes

Michael very kindly signed both of his books and had some great memories of his time at School to share with the School Librarian, Annabel Jeffery, and Alumni Relations Co-ordinator, Amanda Sutcliffe. These included incredibly detailed recollections of teachers and Housemasters, including Dan McTurk, who taught Michael fly-fishing on College Green.

Michael Sykes

Although only a short visit, Michael also had opportunity to speak with Headmaster Gareth Doodes, who was similarly delighted to hear some of Michael’s reminiscences of his own time at King’s.