Alan Mann

Alan Mann

Alan Mann

Alan Mann ThumbnailOC (PH 1965), born 1946, married, two sons, one an OC, other an Executive Head of four Primary Schools. Five grandchildren spanning from twin boys of 10 to grandaughter of 12. We live near Henley on Thames. Retired chartered surveyor, ex Justice of the Peace, ex Chairman of two YOI Prison Boards, ex founder & trustee of my company 'Marchday' Charitable Trust. I stopped working & completed a Masters degree in History in 2002. I play adequate golf, poor real tennis, incompetent lawn tennis and watch cricket & rugby. I even shoot badly. Member of miscelleneous Clubs, ex Chairman of Temple GC, ex Match & Fixture Secretary of Senior Golfers’ Society and ex Capt of the OCGS during which time, but nothing to do with me, we won both the Halford Hewitt Cup & Grafton Morrish Trophy in the same year – 2010.

“I was dropped off at Clifton in the summer of 1960, having been told en route I was adopted, at that time a​n unrecognised​ sentence of self censorship. A weedy boy with a hidden secret. Yet I left five years later with ​over 50 years of ​life long friendships; a limited general sports ability but a​n abiding love for team sport; an education that made me appreciate the skills of others; ​a prelude to emotional intelligence & above all some self esteem. I found birth mother in 1992 after a three year search, and have written and delivered academic papers on adoption to academia and national conferences. Served as a Trustee of the Oxfordshire counselling adoption charity, NORCAP in 2002/3 and as a Trustee on the major adoption charity based in Manchester, After Adoption, with offices across UK from 2005 - 2015. I want to become involved with the CCDT ​to thank Clifton, and indeed my parents, for ​what it gave me and because its unstructured thinking has stood the test of time and I would like others to benefit from it.”