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Featured OC: The Rt. Hon. Jonathan Hill CBE, Lord Hill of Oareford, the UK's EU Commission Nominee
Hill worked in the Conservative Research Department (1985–86), before serving as Special Adviser to Kenneth Clarke at the Department of Employment, Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Health until 1989. After working for Lowe Bell Communications (1989–91), he worked at the Number 10 Policy Unit (1991-92) and served as Political Secretary to Prime Minister John Major and Head of the Prime Minister's Political Office (1992–94) during the negotiations of the Maastricht Treaty. He was appointed CBE in the 1995 New Year's Honours List. Subsequently, Hill worked at Bell Pottinger Group 1994-98 as a Senior Consultant, before becoming a founding director of Quiller Consultants in the latter year.
On 27 May 2010, he was created a Life Peer as Baron Hill of Oareford in the County of Somerset, and was introduced to the House of Lords on the same day, taking office as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools at the Department for Education. After the resignation of Lord Strathclyde as Leader of the House of Lords, in January 2013, Lord Hill was appointed as his successor and was sworn of the Privy Council.
In July 2014, Prime Minister David Cameron chose Lord Hill as his nominee for UK European Commissioner. Both the Institute of Directors and the President of the CBI welcomed his nomination, citing his pragmatism and familiarity with Whitehall’s political machinery as excellent assets for dealing with the EU, and the robust economic portfolio Britain is hoping to gain.
Highgate Today: Sports and Societies Videos
These two videos were made for and screened at the spectacular and successful finale to Highgate School's inaugural Highgate Festival; the all-singing, all-dancing Highgate @ The Roundhouse (click the link for a full rundown and image gallery from the night). The two videos linked to here will give you a great feel for the flourishing and idiosyncratic worlds of sport and pupil societies at Highgate School today.
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OC Football Tournament
Saturday 6th September, 2.30pm
OC Annual Dinner
Saturday 13th September 2014, 6.30pm
David Smith's Retirement Drinks
Friday 19th September 2014, 5.30pm
East Sussex Reunion Lunch
National Hotel Golf Club, Sussex
Monday 6th October, 12 noon for 1pm
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