Tag: old boys

Lancashire Cricket Success for Three Former Pupils

Lancashire’s Second XI faced Yorkshire in their opening Second XI Trophy game of the season and featured three former Merchant Taylors’ pupils in their XI. The match took place at Scarborough Cricket Club and it was the second time that Lancashire had faced Yorkshire having drawn a friendly game in the days prior. Lancashire were […]

Old Boy goes live on BBC Breakfast

Hrishi Vankatesh, a former ESB learner and Old Boy of Merchant Taylors, spoke about how he has become a confident communicator through his ESB assessments. He also shared his top tips for people who are nervous of speaking in public. He also spoke about his personal journey since being diagnosed on the Autistic Spectrum, and […]

Old Boy Awarded the Alastair Ross Goobey CBE Prize

Old Boy of the Schools, Philip Latham has been awarded the Alastair Ross Goobey Prize for overall best performance on the MPhil Real Estate Finance course at Cambridge University. The prize is given in memory of Alastair Ross Goobey – one of the most prominent and respected fund managers of recent times, credited for developing […]

London City Drinks 2017

On a temperate autumn evening, over 80 people called in at this year’s London City Drinks event held at The Merchant Taylors’ Company Hall. For some, it has become a regular, informal meeting point with school friends, for others it was a first visit and a chance to catch up on careers and reconnect with […]

Old Boy elected Master of the Merchant Taylors’ Company

Old Boy Peter Magill has recently been elected as the Master of the Merchant Taylors’ Company in Threadneedle Street, London. It was Crosby sheep farmer John Harrison who first went to London and joined the Company as an apprentice to learn the tailoring trade. His son, also called John, continued in the trade and subsequently […]

‘Whatever Happened to…’ – Peter Emmerson 1975 leaver

I’m currently facing a quandary which I doubt most of my contemporaries at MTS are contemplating: having just celebrated the age of getting my free 60+ London travel card, do I finally hang up my flak jacket and helmet and perhaps have a more ‘settled’ lifestyle, more befitting to my recent birthday? MTS (1971 – 1975) will […]

A Leap of Faith

I left Crosby in 1991 to study Civil Engineering at Newcastle University. After graduating with my first Masters degree I joined a design consultancy in Newcastle and enjoyed a very fulfilling career with them for nearly 15 years. When the company experienced a delayed reaction to the 2007 economic crash, I was laid off in […]

LOBAGS Golf Day Report 2017

The West Lancashire Golf Club   28th June 2017 The previous year’s winners, Old Lerpoolians, had the responsibility to organise this year’s event and chose to host it on the links of The West Lancashire Golf Club in Blundellsands. Old Crosbeians were able to enter two teams of five players of handicaps ranging from plus 1 […]

Triangular Golf Match Report 2017

Team from left to right – Ian Duckett, George Apel, Josh Chan, Martin Glenn, David Anderson, Peter Magill, Nick O’Brien, Geoff Freeman. Climatic conditions play a large part in achieving decent scores on the championship links of the West Lancashire Golf Club. It was with some trepidation that the players from the three schools arrived […]

Old Boy becomes President of Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court

William Abbatt left Merchant Taylors’ in 1962 to study Material Sciences at Imperial College London. He stayed a further year to take a Masters course in Production Engineering and Management. Having worked for many years in this field, he decided to study Law, the profession in which he has made his name in the following […]