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In Conversation with Harry Gration

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In Conversation with Harry Gration

Harry Gration

We were delighted to welcome Old Peterite President Harry Gration to St Peter’s on Tuesday 8 December for a special interview with Head Master Jeremy Walker.  

‘In Conversation with Harry Gration’ was hosted in the Head Master’s study and broadcast live via Zoom on Tuesday 8 December at 7.00pm.  

The audience tuned in to hear Harry reminisce about his school days, discuss his career, recent retirement from the BBC and his hopes for the Old Peterite Club. The audience included Old Peterites, parents, teachers from St Peter's School past and present, and even some of Harry's old classmates.

Dr Harry Gration MBE DL (Queen’s 1969) was installed as the Old Peterite President earlier this year. Harry was educated at St Peter’s School and his twin boys are both educated here. Harry has fond memories of school, including his time in the CCF, and he has always been a great supporter of St Peter’s and the Old Peterite Club since he left school in 1969.  

Harry went on to pursue an illustrious career as a BBC presenter which lasted 40 years. In 2013, Harry was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting and in 2019 he was appointed Deputy Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire. Harry made his final appearance on BBC Look North on 21 October 2020 (the day before his 70th birthday).  

Head Master Jeremy Walker said: “I thoroughly enjoyed interviewing Harry and it was wonderful to be able to share the conversation with our Old Peterite community through the medium of Zoom.” 

We recorded the event for those who could not attend on the evening, and you can watch the interview again below: