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John Lush

It is with great sadness that we report that John Lush died peacefully at home on Friday 15 March.

John joined the staff in 1952 to teach History and become Master i/c Cricket. He continued to serve the College with great devotion and loyalty until his retirement in 1988 and until recently has cast a wise and experienced eye over cricket on College Field. In case 36 years of teaching had not been enough, John ran the College Library, including the school book shop for a further five years. John was housemaster of both Powell House and then Gonville House, taught Economics and Politics, introduced hockey to the College in 1957 and was a ‘Common Room Colossus’ for over 40 years.

Our thoughts are very much with Jenny, his wife, and Chris, David, Jonathan and Nikki. A private family funeral is being held and news of a Memorial Service in College Chapel in the summer will be announced.

The photograph above shows John at a lunch held to celebrate his 80th birthday. He is pictured with his wife Jenny and three Old Eastbournians – Glen Beadon, Chris Porter and Ian Cracknell – who were all boarders in Gonville House during John’s time as housemaster.