Alleyn Club Yearbook 2017

old family home in Park Langley, he had a ‘Grandpa Annexe’ built onto the Guildford house, which his father could use until his death in 2010. To escape the worst of the UK winter, he invested in a holiday home in New Zealand, so he could also be near his NZ-based daughter and her family. Another pleasure was meeting old school friends for walks and pub lunches in the Home Counties, but in 2014 it became apparent he was not in good health and he admitted that he had been having treatment for a melanoma on his leg, involving taking some powerful drugs and having chemotherapy. Unfortunately this failed to arrest the cancer and in the autumn of 2015 he was admitted to the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford, where he eventually died. Honesty and integrity in both his personal and professional life were profoundly important to Peter and they manifested themselves in all his actions throughout his life. He was a protective and loving father, supporting his family in every aspect of their lives. Both Peter and Maureen ensured that their daughters believed from the start in their own ability to succeed. He was a loving husband to Maureen and immensely proud of his four grandsons.

of the Ornithological Society and latterly a member of the Alleynian editorial team. After leaving Dulwich, he spent a year exploring isolated parts of the world with his camera, trekking through remotest Indonesia and travelling across the Australian outback and New Zealand on a motorbike. Richard went to Lincoln College, Oxford in 1980 with an Open Exhibition to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics. His other interests included a spell working for Isis, photography and travel. The latter two he combined in an expedition to Ladakh, having won a Mallory & Irvine Memorial Exploration Scholarship, and this resulted in a photographic exhibition at his college in 1982. After graduation he went to work in the City. He held a variety of posts in investment banking and corporate and government capital markets, including director at ABN Amro Equities, head of European sales and marketing at Credit Lyonnais, executive director of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and head of European equity distribution at Swiss Bank Corporation. In 2004 he was the architect of the flotation of Gulf Keystone Petroleum on the London Alternative Investment Market. The following year he co-founded Immupharma plc, a specialist drug discovery and development company, and, as its Executive Chairman, secured its flotation on AIM. He was deeply committed to its most advanced compound, a treatment for Lupus, which has gained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration and commenced phase III trials with a special protocol assessment and Fast Track designation.

Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1993 in Lincoln College chapel. Richard was a tall man of great positive energy and enthusiasm for life, never happier than when planning the next project or adventure. He had a deep intellectual curiosity, a dry sense of humour, he delighted in conversation and he was generous with his time and advice. Richard died unexpectedly on 23rd July 2015 and his funeral service was held in Lincoln College chapel on 11th August. Helen survives him as do their two children to whom he was a devoted father: Marina, now in her last year at Bristol University studying Modern Languages and George, in his first year at New College, Oxford studying Classics. Beckenham and came to Dulwich from Bickley Hall Preparatory school, in Bromley. At the College he was in Raleigh. After leaving Dulwich, he deferred National Service and went straight to Bristol University, graduating with a BA Honours in 1951. He moved on to study Theology at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, then called St Catherine’s Society, for a year where he was awarded an MA degree. After the MA, he finally did National Service in the Royal Navy. After two weeks of elementary training in July 1953 at Victoria Barracks in Southsea, near Portsmouth, where he first met his friend of sixty years, Brian Hawkins, he was drafted to HMS Indefatigable, a non-operational Richard’s OA father, Geoffrey, contributed this obituary. Michael John Whatmore [1944-48] 29.07.1930 – 13.02.2015 Michael Whatmore grew up in Park Langley,

Richard Leonard Warr [1971-79] 25.12.1960 – 23.07.2015

Richard Warr was born in Hamburg in 1960, the only son of Geoffrey Warr (OA 1944-51), an oil company

executive, and his wife Sheena. He came to Dulwich from Hamsey Green County Junior School in Warlingham, Surrey. At the College, his extra- curricular interests lay mainly off the sports field, and he became Secretary

Richard married Helen Zaphiropoulos, a contemporary at


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