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Graham Parker returns to School!

24 May 2019
Graham Parker 1988 Union session
Graham Parker 1988 Union session
Graham Parker (OL 1988) kindly returned to the School all the way from New York to talk to the boys about his journey after leaving John Lyon School to being a President at the largest music company in the world, Universal Music Group.

We started the afternoon with coffee and delicious treats in the new Sixth Form Cafe and then had a nostalgic tour of the School by prefects Sebastian and Liam Velani but lots of input from Graham!

Graham then spoke with a small group of Music boys in the Music School, a building that certainly hasn't changed in 30 years followed by lunch in the New Memorial Dining Hall.

We then had the main event where Graham spoke to Sixth Form pupils in the weekly Union session delivering a very inspiring and energetic speech about ambition, success and sowing the seeds for considering a career enabling one to leave a legacy for future generations.

"It was tremendous to be back at the school, seeing how much has developed and changed for the current boys. John Lyon seems ever more on the current edge yet retaining its core values that seem exactly the same as when I was there." - Graham Parker


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