July 2016

OS Golf Team Qualify for Grafton Morrish

The Grafton Morrish is a foursomes matchplay tournament played off scratch (no handicap allowances) and is contested by public school old boy teams from all over the UK. Schools must successfully navigate a regional qualifying competition in order to make it to the finals (played each year at Royal West Norfolk and Hunstanton golf clubs in Norfolk). More information about the tournament, including a breakdown of qualifying scores, can be found at I am pleased to report another solid performance by Sedbergh at this year’s qualifying. In a high scoring event, Sedbergh finished with a very respectable total of...
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Help us identify these shooters

At Sedbergh School Archive we have a fantastic photograph collection that is available to the school and OS community. The collection has been developed over the past 130 years and includes many images that have been found in attics and basements in the homes of OS’s and their families. Can you help us by identifying any of the individuals in these photographs? Or can you help work out which decade the images are each from by the uniforms that are being worn? If you can help in any way please get in touch with who will be delighted to hear...
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OS Girls Reunion Event, London

OS Girls Reunion Event, London Thursday 25th August 2016 6:30pm – 9:30pm At the Covent Garden Hotel 10 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9HB Complimentary drinks and canapés on arrival Honoured Guests include: Sara Hirst, Sue Wallace-Woodroffe, Lotte Wright and Hayley Christy. Dress: Smart Casual If you wish to attend please contact Benjamin Collins on 07531469256 or There is no charge for this event, but place are limited so please book to avoid disappointment.

OS Joe Williams (P 99-04) completes Charlie Ramsay’s Round

Solo on Charlie Ramsay’s Round Earlier this month, Cicerone’s Joe Williams completed Charlie Ramsay’s Round, a challenging ultra-distance route across 24 summits in the Lochaber region of the Scottish highlands. From Top Gun quotes to rationing Jelly Babies, he describes both the exhilaration and the hardship, as well as the challenges of maintaining that all-important positive mindset… What is Charlie Ramsay’s Round? Ramsay’s Round is a circular ultra-distance mountain running route in Scotland. It’s around 95km (59 miles) long, with 8500m of ascent (that’s almost the height of K2), involving some tracks and trails but mostly rough, rocky and pathless...
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I hope by now that most of you will have heard of Freddy Turner, an Old Sedberghian and Captain of Scotland in 1913 and 1914. Likewise you will no doubt know of his great friendship with Ronnie Poulton-Palmer, the then Captain of England.  Both died in the trenches within months of each other. It is a story that so evokes the spirit of Sedbergh that it is in many ways timeless. Over the years and through my time as Chairman I have read about or heard of so many examples of aspects of his short life amongst Old Sedberghians. But...
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