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OS Day 2017

OS Day is one of the highlights of our Events calendar and 2017 did not disappoint. The weather held and the event was very well attended. With the Chapel service followed by music and drinks on the Upper and then a fabulous lunch provided by the School’s incredible catering team and finally cricket, who could […]

Westcott House Dinner – Friday 12th May 2017

42 Westcott OS and their guests, 3 former Westcott Housemasters and the widow, Dorothy Cooper, of a 4th returned to Sherborne for a wonderful reunion to celebrate all things Westcottian.  We were very lucky with the weather and were able to enjoy drinks on The Upper before going into the marquee for a fantastic meal, courtesy of our caterers.  […]

Thomas, Hugh Swynnerton, Lord Thomas of Swynnerton (g 45-50)

Leading British historian acclaimed for his books on the Spanish civil war and the empire of Charles V […]

The Unruly City – Mike Rapport (c 86)

the unruly cityIn The Unruly City, historian Mike Rapport offers a vivid history of three intertwined cities toward the end of the eighteenth century—Paris, London, and New York—all in the midst of political chaos and revolution. From the British occupation of New York during the […]

City Careers Event

Robin Creswell (current parent), Managing Principal of Payden & Rygel kindly agreed to host a City Careers Evening which was open to all young OS and SOGs, who were either considering a career in the City or were already working there, to meet alumni and parents from a wide range of sectors.

The evening started with […]

Michael Thompson (g 63)

WarGen-Poster-Soldier no addressWarGen, set up late last year by broadcasters and historians Dan Snow and James Holland, is a group of volunteers who are trying to find and interview people who have lived through the Second World War, whether as civilians, as Servicemen and women, or […]

Watson, Hugh Seymour Pennefather (g 40-44)

Hugh S. Watson, born in London, England, on November 14th, 1926 to Lt.-Col. Julian Watson of England and Enid Smith of Bermuda, died peacefully on March 28th, 2017. He was at home, surrounded by his three daughters, Julia, Anna, and Fiona. He is also survived by his three grandchildren: Caley, who lived with and cared […]

The Gospel According to Paul – Hari Thorpe (h 60)

The Gospel According to PaulActs of the Apostles quotes St Paul’s famous: “I appeal to Caesar!” and devotes two whole chapters to his sea journey to Rome. Then the story fizzles out. What happened next? One third of the way through Acts, St Peter miraculously escapes […]

Robert Ambrose (d 77) in memory of Jon Beazley

Dear Friends of Jon Beazley,

I have a place, and all being well I’ll run the 2017 London Marathon in order to raise money and awareness for both Leukaemia Care and the UCL Amyloidosis Research Fund (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/amyloidosis/research) it was of course Amyloidosis which led to Jon’s untimely death. Our fundraising efforts for Amyloidosis have been ongoing since Jon’s death and the link to […]

The Baron’s Tale vol i part i: The Autobiography of Baron Charlie Lush (d 74)

Charlie Lush Book CoverThe first of a six-volume autobiography, this volume takes us through the first sixteen years of the life of artist, author and media personality Baron Charlie Lush. After a stormy start, which saw him leaving the family home at the age of five and seeking refuge in a castle, a spell with his grandparents provided some stability before he was whisked away to a boarding school on the coast of Yorkshire where the regime was as bracing as the breeze that drifted in off the cold North Sea. […]