Friday evening we had an affecting event to kick off Alumni Weekend: the unveiling of the Wenman statue. Reg Wenman was a student at the school from 1912 to 21, and then taught at the school from 1925 to 1971. He is an icon of good schoolmastering to hundreds of students who went through the school during those decades, whose memories all ascribe to Reg an impressive power to shape their character. He did so in the classroom, in the dorm and on the playing field. The bronze statue stands beside the Wenman pavilion, and to those who knew him it is a remarkable likeness, dressed in cricket pads and bat, now looking over the cricket pitch that he loved. We owe this particular tribute to five donors: Brian Graves ’42, Mike Throne ’72, Tony Souza ’72, Eric Heffernan ’72 and staff member Peter Gardiner (Peter himself was feted on Thursday night for his forty years of service to the school). Reg’s son, Jim, spoke movingly at the unveiling; two hundred people were in the chairs on the field in the sunlight witnessing it. Vivat.