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CALENDAR
In Conversation with Gürel Tüzün: Vehbi Koç Anlatıyor
Tofaş Akademi Doğu Kampüsü
March 12, 2019, 11:00-12:00
Noday (E.Şahin-I.D.Akseloğlu)
Operation Room
Feb.28-Apr.27, 2019
1st VEKAM Ephemera Workshop
VEKAM
May 30-31, 2019
Josephine Powell Exhibition
Vehbi Koç Evi
Sept.6, 2018-indefinite
Ottoman Arcadia
ANAMED
May 10, 2018-May 5,2019
The Charm of the Market: Shopping in the Mediterranean World throughout History
AKMED
Dec.1,2018-Agu.31, 2019
Stories from us

John Richardson

The Koç School / Teacher

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I was born in Wales some time ago. I have two daughters and four grandchildren.  Teaching has been my occupation for 42 years, over a quarter of that time I have been in the Koç School. The first time I came to teach here was in 1996 when John Chandler was principal. He phoned me up at the end of August and offered me a job, as he needed a teacher and had heard good things about me from Search Associates. I arrived at the Koç School the following week.

Tell us about how you first became acquainted with the Vehbi Koç Foundation and your connection?
I love teaching in Turkey and at the Koç School. All my years here have been exciting for me. The Koç School has provided me with the students and the conditions that have kept me in love with teaching. For this, too, I am very grateful. I was thrilled when Mr. Robert Lennox and Mr. Koray Özsaraç invited me back to serve my school as a mentor.

Your future plans?
I hope to do one more year and then retire to gardening and amateur dramatics.

What would you like to tell us about your school?
This school is one of the best schools in the country and one day will be the very best.  The Koç  School will take an honoured place among the great schools of the world.

August 2013