Sidney C. Hutchison
Sidney will be most affectionately remembered by OC's as chairman, actor and producer for the Dramatic Society. Governor of the School (1969-81) and a long supporter of the Old Boys. He served the Royal Academy for 52 years and was its secretary from 1968-1982. , Sidney was a loyal, decent, courteous and a talented musician (as all attendees at annual reunions will subscribe). He became a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy during the 39-45 war.
He was appointed MVO in 1967 and advanced to CVO in 1977. Even after Sidney retired he still maintained strong contacts with the School and gave a number of talks to boys about art, literature and music, subjects that were a revelation to many of them. Sidney introduced me to the dramatic society and was instrumental in my taking a great interest in the theatre. I used many of the techniques he taught me when in later life I conducted management development programmes at home and overseas. Sidney was registered blind when he died earlier this year aged 88. Many of us will always be grateful for knowing him and learning from him. (RB)