David Evans is retiring from teaching classics and his role as Director of External Relations this summer after 20 years at Dean Close.

We are asking Decanians, Old Decanians, Parents and Staff (current and former) and anyone from the Dean Close Community who know David to write a special memory, message and where you are now (ODs) so that we can make an online scrap book to give to him on his retirement.

Please scroll down to use the form below to submit your message including any photos you may want to include.

One final thing, we are wanting this to be a secret so if you are still in touch, please do not mention it to him.

We look forward to hearing from you.

If you have any questions, please do contact Sarah Burtwell at skburtwell@deanclose.org.uk 


This is what DRE wrote in the 2001 Decanian when he first joined…..

I consider myself an all-rounder ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’! I love teaching my subject (Classics) without being a bookworm; I could watch sport all the time, although sadly now I can’t participate as I used to do following a serious car accident three years ago and Derby County are just about to get relegated(!). I enjoy singing and listening to music, especially songs from the shows, and I enjoy travelling to new places. I am very much a family man, fighting the male corner, having grown up with three sisters and now having two young daughters – Rhiannon (spot the Welsh connection) and Lydia.

Above all, my personal Christian faith makes me tick; more than anything else it has kept me going over the last few traumatic years as Kate and I have had to come to terms with permanent changes to our personal circumstances. Life has now come full circle and I find myself back in my home town, teaching at ‘the other place’ (yes I admit I’m an Old Cheltonian!) after 14 years in rural Berkshire.

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