Few characters will have had such a significant impact upon the life of Radley – and of a great many Radleians – as HHA. Within the OR community, he is regarded with a combination of affection, admiration and gratitude.
Hamish retired in 2016, after fifty years’ service to the School, as a Classics Don, Sub-Tutor, Tutor, Sub-Warden and latterly a member of the Foundation Office team. It was suggested by a number of ORs who have known him through these years that we should establish (through fundraising) an Award that will preserve Hamish’s name in the firmament of the College.
The Hamish Aird Foundation Award is:
- A Means-tested bursary for boys entering the Shell year
- For Immediate Use rather than Endowment
- Fundamentally broad-based in the sort of boys the Award seeks to help
We are delighted already to have raised over £300,000 in donations and pledges, from a core group of ORs who know Hamish. The first boy to be offered a Hamish Aird Foundation Award joined Radley in September 2018.
The first Hamish Aird Foundation Award was given to a boy who started in the Shells in September 2018.