Ratcliffe College Top 09/02/22

Jeremy Heywood 1961 - 2018 RIP

Published Wednesday 16th of January 2019 02:36:30 PM

Jeremy Heywood 1961 - 2018, Former Cabinet Secretary, head of the Civil Service and Bootham Old Scholar 'Jeremy Heywood is very fondly remembered at Bootham, as is his father, Peter, who was Head of English here. I spoke to the school about him in our Morning Meeting this morning, and particularly highlighted everything that has been said in the past few hours and weeks about his deep integrity, his unwavering commitment to the common good and his choice to put his very considerable talents to the service of his country and its people. In so many ways his life in public service embodies many of the core Quaker principles that Bootham still overtly espouses now as it did in his day. The whole Bootham community will -to use the time-honoured Quaker phrase- continue to hold his family and many friends in the Light over coming days and weeks.' Chris Jeffery, Headmaster
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