The new Sixth Form Centre will be named in memory of Richard Record, who died suddenly while a pupil in the Upper Sixth at MCS in April 1968. Richard’s brother Neil Record (OW 1971) has made a donation of more than £1 million toward the Centre and the governors are delighted to announce the naming.

Tom Kirkwood (OW 1968) recently spoke about Richard: “Those of us who knew Richard are sad that the future didn’t happen for him but we are delighted that his special character is reflected in a centre that makes opportunities a reality for the young people who followed him.”

A short film featuring Neil and Tom talking about the school and about Richard has been made so that pupils, staff, parents and OWs will know a little more about the story behind the name. View the film below.

The Centre will be opened in February by OW Sir Tim Hunt, Nobel Laureate.

The Sixth Form campaign has been running since May 2016 to support the new building and Sixth Form Bursaries and now stands at just £180,000 short of £3 million. Donations can be made at: www.mcsoxford.org/supporting-mcs.

If you are based in the United States, you can make a tax-efficient gift to MCS via British Schools and Universities Fund (BSUF): https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/BSUF. Please state a preference for Magdalen College School, Oxford, and if you would particularly like to support buildings or bursaries.