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Paul Nigel Gahan (V. 1976-81)

The Club regrets to announce the unexpected and sudden death of Paul Gahan on 16th June 2019 and extends its condolences to his widow, Joanne, son Tom and sister Caroline OH (V. 76-78).

Paul came to Allhallows in 1976 and became a Venning House Prefect in 1980. He won the Minor Project Prize in 1980 for his 'History of the Royal School of Artillery'. He was a keen rugby player, cricketer and actor and was a member of the Dramatic Society, taking the lead in the school's production of 'Charley's Aunt'. He won the Junior Elocution Prize in 1978 and the Horace Lee Prize for Drama in 1981.

After leaving Allhallows Paul tried but regretfully failed to get into RADA and went instead to the University of Kent where he obtained a 2.1 degree in History and Philosophy. Unfortunately, on leaving university he was diagnosed with kidney failure and spent some years on dialysis. Nonetheless, he worked throughout as a librarian, taking his Masters in Information Technology at UCL and eventually had the gift of a kidney transplant which transformed the quality of his life.

He was a keen singer, most recently singing with the Wessex Male Voice Choir and had come back from a highly successful tour to Poland with them the week before he died. The choir sang beautifully at his memorial service where Chris Heathcote (B.79-81) gave the eulogy