October 2016

OSs are warmly invited to the School Performance of “A Christmas Carol”

The OS Club is hosting a drinks reception on Thursday 1st December in the Knowles Pavilion at 6pm followed by the school performance of “A Christmas Carol” in Powell Hall at 7pm. Tickets are £10 per person. Tickets are limited so to avoid disappointment please book at your earliest convenience via the link here: or contact Benjamin Collins at


The OSRC met as usual on Ashburton Day in July to be welcomed by the sight of the Sedbergh places on the Ashburton and Cadet Pair and Four competitions on the leader board for which we offer our heartiest congratulations. The start of the competition remained as tense as ever, not because of the complexity of the conditions or even the strength of the opposition but rather more the uncertain arrival of some key team members from the delights of the afternoon traffic on the London motorways. We ended with sufficient firers to make up two strong teams and enough...
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Business Group Meeting at Brewin Dolphin, London on Thursday 24th November

                      Tom Hartley (OS 1988-93) will be hosting our next Business group event on Thursday 24 November at Brewin Dolphin’s London office. Following turbulent markets and recent pension changes, please join us for an overview on the outlook for global markets in 2017 by Brewin Dolphin’s Head of Fund Research. Tom and a colleague will then discuss the respective roles of an Investment Manager and Financial Planner within Brewin Dolphin”. Time : 6.30pm – 8.30pm (the presentation to begin at 7.15pm) Location : Brewin Dolphin, 12 Smithfield Street, London, EC1A...
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New OS Platform Launches With Great Success

The new OS platform was officially launched at the end of July and in the last 2 months we have seen 620 OSs sign up to the platform, which is excellent to see. The platform performs a number of functionalities to help provide OSs with information and support. It provides recent OS news, informs OSs of upcoming events, provides a forum, allows OSs to support one another with careers advice and it enables OSs to reconnect with peers by the directory. OSs are also able to share interesting photos of their time at Sedbergh and can also post job adverts...
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The Sedbergh Branch Line

After countless disputes between the Midland Railway and the London North Western Company, the 23 mile long double track branch line was constructed from the South to Low Gill where it joined the main line from Euston to Carlisle, close to the current M6.  The Low Gill viaduct still stands and is visible from the main line and indeed the M6. Sedbergh Station was constructed a mile from the town on the Kendal road, the tracks being carried over the road on a bridge, then southwards on an embankment, into a cutting, and it then crossed the Kirkby Lonsdale road...
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OS Rob Luke (S05-09) Has First Feature Film Debut

OS Rob Luke (S05-09) had the London Premiere of his debut feature film in July in Leicester Square. Sasquatch is a hilarious coming-of-age comedy written and directed by former Sedgwickian Robert. Set in and around the Lake District the film includes one significant scene filmed in the school’s chapel and features Sedbergh’s very own Director of Music, John Seymour. One of the funniest parts of the film involves a German speaking character – played by Coline Atterbury the daughter of another Old Sedbergian. The premiere was at the Prince Charles cinema, Leicester Square London and was a full red carpet...
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An Update from Scott Carnochan, Headmaster Sedbergh Prep School

Dear Old Sedberghians, As the Preparatory School now enters its fourth year at Casterton I thought you might enjoy reading of the developments at the school and would also be pleased to learn that the school is in rude health and indeed started this academic year with the largest ever pupil numbers. Alongside the strength and development of the Prep School is the success of our Nursery, The Mulberry Bush. The Nursery was launched just over 18 months ago with just 2 pupils and today boasts just shy of 40 of our youngest Sedberghians from 6 months – 4 Years....
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A message from the Archives – Sedbergh’s Early International Schools

Recent years have seen much discussion on the topic of establishing an overseas Sedbergh School. With a reputation as well established as Sedbergh’s it is little surprise that the school inspired and influenced schools across several continents during the twentieth century. In 1939 Frank Duxbury founded a school in Canada so closely based on the Sedbergh model that it even shared Sedbergh’s name. As a pupil Frank Duxbury (SH 1912 – 1918) threw himself in to the Sedbergh way of life becoming a prefect, Head of House and a cadet officer. He won the Ten Mile two years in a...
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