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Inviting all OS to OS Weekend 2018 in what will be an historic occasion honouring the centenary of the Great War. Events include an OS Rugby match (vs. Lancaster RGS), drinks reception, three course dinner, special remembrance Sunday Service at the School Cloisters, and more. OS Weekend Programme of Events Saturday 10th November 12:30pm OS President’s Reception/Lunch in the Thornely Studio (All OS welcome, Dress: Informal) Susie Abbott widow of Rick Abbott (L 68-73) and other friends and family will be unveiling a sculpture at the Thornely Studio during the Reception in memory of Rick who attended Sedbergh as a music scholar 1:00pm Girls’ Hockey: 1st, 2nd...
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Record number of Old Sedberghians return

Old Sedberghians returned in unprecedented numbers to Sedbergh last week as the school hosted a Sports Weekend involving hockey, netball and rugby matches. The event was a great success, with OSs from the 1960s being joined by record numbers of younger OSs coming back to participate. The weekend started with a second opening of the Hirst Centre, the school’s impressive new sports centre that was completed in July 2018. The centre includes facilities for basketball, badminton, indoor football, netball and tennis. It also has a medical room, changing rooms and a hospitality suite. Later on, guests enjoyed an informal evening...
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The Endurance of Youth

There was a time when our Old Sedberghian chums waited until their more senior years before returning to the fells of Sedbergh to reminisce about their formative days at our Alma Mater. How things have changed. Last weekend was ‘Sports Weekend’ where the more agile members of our Club returned to do battle on the netball, hockey, and rugby pitches. This was all well and good but the evening before our far thinking Alumni Director, Ben Collins, had arranged a bash for all concerned in the newly renovated Black Bull Hotel. It was a full house. Many had returned, at...
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Chronicles From The Archives

1918: Sedbergh and the war at home Sedberghians are privileged to have the great resource of the Sedberghian magazine to share our history. The magazines began in 1879 and have recorded the changes in the school landscape, national events and the all-important minutiae that makes up daily life. 1918 saw bloody warfare on the battlefields of Europe, sacrifices at home and the boys and staff coming to terms with the loss of their loved ones. In amongst all this, life continued as it always must. The Sedberghian magazines give modern readers a sense of the joy and spirit that the...
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Sedbergh 1st XV Rugby Reunion Dinner on Saturday 13th October 2018

Dear Old Sedberghians, The OS Club invites you to the OS 1st XV Rugby Reunion Dinner on Saturday 13th October at the new Black Bull Hotel in Sedbergh. There will be a home 1st XV game against St Peter’s, York to watch on the Saturday afternoon before the Dinner with a complimentary light lunch served in the new Hirst Centre before kick-off at 2:30pm on Buskholme, followed by refreshments after the match. Tables at the Dinner will be made up of 1st XV teams from similar playing eras. Dan Harrison, Michael Raw as well as other coaches past and present...
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‘A Precious Life’ – Feature Film

After spending the past 4 years developing his life’s work into a feature film, Fraser Precious (W 99-06) successfully premiered his short film concept for ‘A Precious Life’ at this years Cannes Film Festival. Fraser wrote, produced, directed and starred in the film that was met with critical acclaim from various members of the mental health, music and film industry that attended. Since the short film’s debut at Cannes, Fraser has already won the Best Actor award at another international film festival. The film is about Fraser’s previous life as a classical trumpet player performing with Symphony Orchestra’s in the Sydney Opera house 10 years ago. After a...
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Brook no argument

Harry Brook is one of English cricket’s most promising young talents and he has a serious dedication to reaching the top, reports Alex Mason for The Cricketer magazine. It’s 6.15am. Pitch black and a bitterly cold morning, Harry Brook is lugging his cricket bag down the driveway of his boarding house to the sports hall. Martin Speight, a former Sussex and Durham cricketer, and Brook’s mentor at school, is waiting with a coffee, a bag of old balls and a sidearm – an advancement of a device used by dog owners to throw tennis balls – hopeful to get the...
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Calling OS Runners to participate in the Annual Alumni Cross Country Race in London

Annual London Alumni Cross Country Race Saturday 15th December 2018 Race Starts at 2pm Course is 5 miles Venue Thames HQ, Wimbledon Common, London Followed by OS Drinks at the Green Man Pub then Dinner at the London Steakhouse in the City Thames has hosted the popular annual Alumni Race run since 1953. The course of 5 miles on Wimbledon Common is a shortened version of the Blues Race course. All ages are welcome. Seventy year olds compete with eighteen year olds – the fastest time is usually close to 25 mins and the back markers closer to 60 minutes....
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The Hirst Centre

Saturday 7th July saw the official opening of the Hirst Centre with a packed hall of over 900 students, staff, guests, OS and parents being entertained with music and dance, some excellent speeches and the prize presentations. The Hirst Centre recognises the exceptional leadership provided by Christopher and Sara Hirst of the School between 1995 and 2010. Christopher and Sara were honoured guests and opened the building during the Speech Day ceremony. It was fantastic to have three Old Sedberghians back to speak and present the prizes. George Biggar (SH 98-03) and Dicky Taylor (SH 98-03) spoke about their record-breaking...
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