Part I 21 July -28 September
Ed is a Peter Attenborough Award holder, a Foundation Scholar, a Music Exhibitioner, and Head of School. He has been on two tours with the Jazz Band, was International Young Photographer of the Year, went on an expedition with the Mallory Group and was in the Royal Marines team which won the Pringle Trophy. For the last two summers, Ed has taught English to Nepalese orphans outside of Kathmandu, an experience he has described as deeply humbling.
Daisy is going to the Amazon for five weeks with the British Schools Exploring Society doing research to add to the database on caymans, pink river dolphins, and turtles. Afterwards, she will canoe back for a week through an unknown area, sleeping wild and living off the jungle. She will be learning jungle skills including the use of a machete and dealing with snake bites.
Part II 28 september – 10 october
Pamela Redmond Satran, “Elite Baby Names,” The Daily Beast, 10 March 2010.
Top 25 for the first two months of this year, with the number of places higher or lower each name is on the elite list compared with the most recent Social Security list. Warning: The smaller the differential, the more likely it is you’re going to hear the name yelled not only in the halls of Columbia but on the C train.
JANE + 366
In a reversal of the naming habits of the general population, elite parents are more likely to give their sons non-traditional names than they are their daughters. Rich boys can get away with a quirky name like Quinn or Phineas, while upscale girls are more often given conventional, non-hoochie names such as Caroline and Jane. Names on the elite boys’ list more often have soft sounds (Asher, Silas) and vowel endings (Kai, Milo) which telegraph a greater acceptance of an unconventional style of masculinity.