February 2017

Will Carling inspires the next generation of Sedberghians at Sedbergh Prep School

  Last night OS Will Carling (W 79-84) and former England rugby captain came to Casterton Sedbergh Prep school with his wife Lisa to give a talk to young pupils and invited guests. Will spoke fondly of his time at the school and remarked that the two teams he enjoyed playing for the most were Sedbergh and England. He gave a fantastic speech about his playing career both for Sedbergh and England and plenty of motivational advice for young ears. The audience had the opportunity to ask questions afterwards which was then followed by a delicious three course dinner in...
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Sedbergh staff and students running in the London Marathon

On 23 April 2017, a team of 10 staff and students from Sedbergh School will be running the London marathon. We are runners of a wide range of ages and abilities and we all have our own reasons for wanting to set ourselves this challenge. Some of us may have been forcibly made to run up the hills that surround our peaceful, safe and privileged school while others have had a different introduction to running however we are all making the effort over the next few months to get marathon fit (enough!) to go the distance whilst, even more importantly,...
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An Evening with OS Film Director and Screenwriter, Mark Herman (H68-73)

Well Known OS Director and Screenwriter, Mark Herman (H 68-73) will be providing a unique evening in conversation discussing his fascinating career. He has made  a number of notable films such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Brassed Off and Little Voice. David Roberts (H 69-74) who owns Hettie’s Cafe Bistro in Skipton is kindly hosting the evening. It promises to be both an entertaining evening and a good opportunity to catch up with some old friends.

OS Hong Kong Dinner on Thursday 20th July at the Cordis Hotel

In July 2017 Sedbergh School 1st XV are going on tour to Hong Kong and New Zealand. The 1st XV will be playing two matches in Hong Kong on the afternoon of Thursday 20th July 2017. The OS Club will be hosting a special Dinner at the Cordis Hotel for OSs on the evening of Thursday 21st July. There will be members of staff present from Sedbergh including Dan Harrison, Stuart Oliver, Chris Mahon, Chris Swainson and Simon Mulholland. The School touring squad will also be joining us for the event. Tickets are priced at HK$450 (OSs under 30 will be subsidised...
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OSs are Warmly Invited to attend the Sedbergh National 10’S Tournament

Sedbergh School will be hosting the National Rugby 10’s Tournament again this year on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th March 2017. The quality of rugby is always superb with fantastic camaraderie both on and off the pitches, ensuring a truly unforgettable weekend, and one that many Sedberghians and visitors alike look forward to with great anticipation Throughout the history of this prestigious tournament, many players have regarded this weekend as the celebratory finale of their schoolboy rugby careers. Play is on Buskholme on Sunday 26th March from 11.30am – 5.00pm and is on Monday 27th March play from 11:30 am...
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‘The Top 500 Summits, a lifetime of hillwalking’ by OS Barry Smith (W 69-73)

Barry Smith (W 69-73) has recently completed a book, ‘The Top 500 Summits, a lifetime of hillwalking’. The Top 500 Summits is the first comprehensive list of the high mountains of Britain and Ireland with a drop of 500ft or more. The list includes most of the Munros (some do not have a drop of 500 feet or more), all the Corbetts and many more mountains in England, Wales and Ireland. The highest mountain is Ben Nevis (4,411 feet), the lowest is Knockanaffrin in Ireland (2,477ft). The book is available to buy for a reduced price of £20 for OSs (normal...
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“We are Seven” Album: Account of Victory Day expedition June 8th 1946

‘In the Winter term of 1945 seven new-boys joined Lupton House, Sedbergh School, Yorkshire.’ So begins the “We are Seven” album. This beautiful bound volume captures photographs and accounts of the expeditions of R. H. Dodds, I. W. Gardner, D. R. MacInnes, A. N. Spinney, J. G. D. Shaw, D. W. B. Byrd and A. D. Turnbull during their five years at Sedbergh School. The seven boys formed a ‘league’ to go on expeditions and picnic lunches. The first outing was to Turshaw Spout, a high waterfall on Holme Fell. Over the next five years the boys visited caves, fells...
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February Message from the Chairman

Chums of Sedbergh! This month, and after an interlude of thirty five years, I had a reunion with three old friends from Sedbergh; and where else, but Twickenham. Stephen Whitehead, Guy Adams, Colin James, and myself did our best to cheer England along to a victory over France while draining the Twickenham bars of their liquid reserves. This was all well and good but the real story here is that after thirty five years, during which each of us have led quite separate lives and which each in their own way have been buffeted by the winds of destiny, it...
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