Uppingham School

Uppingham School is a co-educational independent school situated in the small market town of Uppingham in Rutland, England. The school was founded in 1584 by Robert Johnson, the Archdeacon of Leicester who established Oakham School; the school's Headmaster, Richard J. Maloney, is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and the school is a member of the Rugby Group of independent schools in the United Kingdom; the Reverend Edward Thring was the school's best-known headmaster. His changes to the school's curriculum were adopted in other English public schools. John Wolfenden, headmaster from 1934 to 1944, was notable for chairing the Wolfenden Committee whose report recommending the decriminalisation of homosexuality was published in 1957. Uppingham has a tradition of high musical standards, based on the work of Paul David and Robert Sterndale Bennett and has opened a new music school, a fusion of new and old buildings named after the first Director of Music, Paul David. Uppingham has the greatest area of playing fields of any school in England, in three separate areas on different sides of the town: the Leicester to the west, the Middle to the south, the Upper to the east.

In 1584 Uppingham School was founded with a almshouse, by Archdeacon Robert Johnson. The original 1584 Schoolroom in Uppingham churchyard is still owned by the school and is a Grade I listed building; the original hospital building is now incorporated in the School Library. The first recorded Uppingham schoolboy was Henry Ferne from York, Chaplain to Charles I. Another prominent early schoolboy was the Jesuit Anthony Turner, one of the martyrs of the Popish Plot. In the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries Uppingham remained a small school of 30–60 pupils, with two staff. Despite its small size, pupils regularly gained places and scholarships to Oxford and Cambridge universities. During that period, various features of life in the school developed which are still in evidence today. Uppingham became a full boarding school, with all pupils having individual studies; this pattern was established around 1800, some of these original studies still survive, although they are no longer in use. The first recorded school play was performed in 1794 and Uppingham has a thriving theatre.

The main recreation in the 19th century was cricket – the first recorded cricket match, described in the school magazine, was in 1815 – and the game still thrives at Uppingham. In 1846 the Institution of School Praepostors, or Prefects, was established and still operates; the Praepostors are universally called "Pollies" around the school. As now, certain pupils were to gain distinction in life, an early example being Professor Thomas Bonney, at Uppingham in the 1850s, the most distinguished geologist of his time, President of the Alpine Club. Edward Thring transformed the school from a small, high-quality local grammar school into a large, well-known public school, with 330 pupils. During his headship on 4 April 1876 the entire school, consisting of 300 boys, 30 masters and their families, moved temporarily to Borth in Wales after an outbreak of typhoid ravaged the town as a result of the poorly maintained water system. In Borth the school took over the disused Cambrian Hotel and a number of boarding houses, for a period of 14 months.

The move was successful in saving the school from a serious epidemic. The move to Borth is commemorated in an annual service, held in the school chapel. Thring won national and transatlantic reputation as an original thinker and writer on education, his ideas are still important today: every pupil must receive full and equal attention. At a time when Maths and Classics dominated the curriculum he encouraged many ‘extra’ subjects: French, Science, Art and Music. In particular Thring was a pioneer in his introduction of Music into the regular system of education, he opened the first gymnasium in an English school, the forerunner of the present Sports Hall, added a heated indoor swimming pool. He commissioned a number of impressive buildings, notably the chapel designed by the famous Gothic Revival architect G. E. Street. Ernest William Hornung was at the school in the 1880s. During this period the school continued to grow, with numbers reaching well over 400; these years saw the formation in 1889 of the Combined Cadet Force.

Uppingham pupils still take part in all these activities today. The buildings of the school continued to grow with the construction of the Tower block, through which you still enter the school, the combined gymnasium and concert hall – which in 1972 was converted into the school theatre. Throughout the Second World War the buildings of Kingswood School in Bath were used by the Admiralty for strategic planning. During that time Kingswood School lodged with Uppingham School sharing Uppingham's resources. Pupils have continued to go on to fame – Patrick Abercrombie, pioneer Town Planner. J. Moeran, composer.

Julie Dodds-Streeton

Julie Anne Dodds-Streeton is a Reserve Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. She was a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, having served for four years from February 2010. Prior to that, she was a Justice of Appeal in the Supreme Court of Victoria, having been a Judge of the Trial Division of that Court from 2002. Dodds-Streeton attended University High School, Melbourne before studying at the University of Melbourne, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, she was awarded a Master of Arts from Monash University. Dodds-Streeton served her articles with Paveys and was admitted as a solicitor in 1981, she worked as an academic at the Melbourne Law School, where she was a Senior Lecturer in corporate law, real property, intellectual property and equity, before becoming a barrister in 1988, where she read with Joseph Santamaria. Practising principally in commercial law. Dodds-Streeton was appointed Queens Counsel in 2001. Dodds-Streeton was a member of the Insolvency and Corporate Reconstruction Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

Dodds-Streeton was one of the counsel assisting the HIH Royal Commission, where she cross-examined Malcolm Turnbull about his role in the sale of FAI Insurance to HIH Insurance. Dodds-Streeton was appointed to the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria on 23 July 2002, before being elevated to the Court of Appeal on 8 August 2007. Dodds-Streeton joined fellow justices Marilyn Warren and Rosemary Balmford on the court and Victoria's first all female Full Court sat for the admissions ceremony in August 2002. On 1 February 2010 Dodds-Streeton was appointed to the Federal Court, where she served for four years until her retirement on 1 April 2014. Justice Dodds-Streeton was a member of the Expert Advisory Panel established in June 2015 by the Federal Government to oversee the competitive evaluation process of the Future Submarine Program. In August 2014 she was appointed as a panel member of the Commonwealth Bank's Open Advice Review Program, chaired by former High Court judge, the Honourable Justice Ian Callinan.

The panel was a part of a dispute settlement procedure for customers who received financial advice from the Commonwealth Bank received between 2003 and 2012. Since 2011 she has held the position of President of the Professional Standards Review Board, Anglican Dioceses of Melbourne and Wangaratta, since 2017 Bendigo, she is a current Senior Fellow, Law School, University of Melbourne.


FixEight is a run and gun arcade video game developed and published by Toaplan on July 1992. The spiritual successor to 1990's Out Zone, it is notable for being one of the few titles by Toaplan that has not received any official port to home consoles as of date. Set in a future where an alien race known as the Gozzu from the fictional planet Fortuna invaded the universe, players are tasked by the Galactic Federation government with an extermination mission against the invaders by assuming the role of one of the eight mercenaries; as of 2019, the rights to FixEight is owned by Tatsujin, a company founded in 2017 by former Toaplan member Masahiro Yuge and now-affiliate of Japanese arcade manufacturer exA-Arcadia alongside many other Toaplan IPs. FixEight is a science fiction-themed vertically scrolling run and gun game similar to Out Zone, where players assume the role of one of the eight playable mercenaries through seven difficult stages, each with a boss at the end that must be fought before progressing any further, in an effort to exterminate the invading Gozzu alien race on planet Fortuna as the main objective.

Players move upward through the level. The players are equipped with a number of "X" bombs capable of any enemy caught in its blast radius at the start and renders player characters invincible for a brief period of time after using a bomb and the player's stock is refilled with "B" icons. Returning from Out Zone is its weapon system, albeit modified. Grabbing the "?" Icon after obtaining the special weapon grants other attributes such as increasing the character's overall speed or shield. Other items like gold bars and gold statues can be picked up for points. Omitted from its predecessor is the energy bar system where player had to remain aware of their depleting energy level. If a single player is downed, their character is respawned at the location they died at, unlike its predecessor's checkpoint system. Getting hit by enemy fire, colliding against solid stage obstacles or falling off the stage will result in losing a live, as well as a penalty of decreasing the characters' firepower and speed to his original state and once all lives are lost, the game is over unless the players insert more credits into the arcade machine to continue playing.

Although there is an ending, the game loops back to the first stage after completing the last stage as with previous titles from Toaplan, with the second loop increasing the difficulty and enemies fire denser bullet patterns, in addition of spawning extra bullets when destroyed. Defeating the second loop results in being sent back to the first stage, starting the third loop. FixEight takes place in a future where an alien race knonw as the Gozzu from the planet Fortuna have invaded the universe, prompting the Galactic Federation government with releasing a group of eight mercenaries from their imprisonment in an asteroid prison and sending them to Fortuna with the task of exterminating the invaders alongside their planet. Howard Young: A North American war veteran, confined to prison and contracted a disease. GX-026: An android who single-handedly obliterated 26 planets across the galaxy in one year. Vistario: A lizard-like space pirate from the Oligo star. Agatha Bordeaux: A former Italian supermodel warrior, jailed for treason.

Her portrait at the character selection screen bears resemblance with actress Sharon Stone. Lucy Pamela: The princess of a kingdom, imprisoned after killing a king, her portrait at the character selection screen bears resemblance with actress Vanessa Paradis. Cull Horn: African leader of an army, prosecuted for betrayal, his portrait at the character selection screen bears resemblance to former professional boxer Mike Tyson. Hayate Zigragi: A ninja of unknown origin and identity, sent to prison for his assassination attempt against the president of the Galactic Federation government. Remlias L'Angelo: A mineral-like being from Christo star, captured after commanding a rebellion to fight against enemy troops in a war to protect nature. FixEight was released in arcades on July 1992; the game ran on Toaplan's Version 2 arcade board, which used a Motorola 68000, as well as Yamaha YM2151 and OKI6295 chips for sound, while its visuals were rendered at 240 x 320 pixels and displayed 256 sprites onscreen.

Despite sharing the same gameplay mechanics, Out Zone composer Tatsuya Uemura stated in a 2017 podcast that FixEight was not directly related to its predecessor, although he and members of the original team had no involvement during development. The soundtrack was composed by Toshiaki Tomizawa. On October 21, 1992, an album was co-published in Japan by Scitron and Pony Canyon, featuring an arranged song composed by Tomizawa. A promotional recording sent by Toaplan to arcade operators features an arranged song not present in the 1992 album. Nick Zverloff of Hardcore Gaming 101 gave positive remarks to FixEight in regards to several improvements made over its predecessor and regarded it as "one of the most improved sequels Toaplan made". Den of Geek noted it to be one of the titles from Toaplan which intensively pushed the formula established by their previous endeavors. In more recent years, the rights to the game, its predecessor and many other IPs from Toaplan are now owned by Tatsujin, a company named after Truxton's Japanese title, founded in 2017 by former Toaplan employee Masahiro Yuge, who are now affiliated with arcade