You can support a Bursary, in memory of a fellow Old Lyonian, and transform the life of a local boy from a disadvantaged financial background and welcome him to an environment at John Lyon that challenges, inspires and creates friendships for a lifetime.
The provision of Bursaries enriches our School, raises academic standards and expands the educational opportunity for children from a wide range of social backgrounds. We offer talented children transformational opportunities with an excellent education full of breadth and experience to fulfill their potential and prepare them to thrive in society.
Donating to support Bursaries will directly help to provide more opportunities through open access to those whose potential is far greater than their financial means and provide life changing opportunities to pupils. Join us in our mission to preserve the rich philanthropic tradition of founder John Lyon and be a part of transforming a life today.
Every gift makes a difference - by giving in numbers we can make an even bigger difference! If you are interested in supporting a Bursary please get in touch.
Jeremy Geelan (OL 1975)
Thank you to those who have supported a Bursary in Jeremy's memory.
"Jeremy was always said to have a way with words. Vocal in the classroom and somewhat of a leader in team sports. He remained a Middlesex badminton champion unbeaten for 2 years. In School football, and later in the old boys football, the energy and passion he put into his pre-match motivational chats talking about the virtues of the perfect shade of the grass and the shape and weight of the football, indeed words became his life. First as founding editor, whilst studying at Cambridge, of his own magazine then as a script writer for the BBC on 'Jim'll Fix It'. In the early 80s he worked as a freelancer and various other things until he finally found his niche as the owner of a book publishing company specialising in issues concerning the future and what lies ahead. This led him to be regarded as a leading guru explaining the emerging world and the internet through various mediums - media, global conferences and via social media. A confident public speaker, Jeremy could talk about anything to anyone and frequently did! He lived most of his nomadic life in Denmark, plus a four year stint across Belgium, Estonia and Nepal, he was also able to effortlessly share his message in five different languages. In his final years he devoted his time to singlehandedly raising awareness of and trying to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. Why not? he would say, someone has to. Jeremy would have been one of the first to acknowledge the kick start he was given by spending seven years at John Lyon School."
- Mike Geelan (OL 1973)