Ken Cooper CB MA (Oxon), OE 1942-1950

The Association was shocked to learn of the sudden and unexpected passing of Ken Cooper on 2nd July.

As a pupil in the latter years of the second World War, Ken went up to Oxford where he gained an MA in Modern History, after completing his national service and a commission in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.  Serving his country with great distinction in many senior Civil Service positions, Ken was honoured as a Companion of the Order of the Bath for his work in increasing accessibility to employment offices.

His service continued long after retirement in a number of voluntary roles, on a whole host of committees, whilst he applied the same dedication to the school as a Governor, to the Endowment Fund as Chairman and to the Association as President.  His passing is a great loss to the whole Elizabethan community.