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.