May 2018

OS Spotlight Tom Houghton (W 98-03)

My parents chose Sedbergh for me when we were living in Yorkshire. With my father being in the military and likely to be posted all over the world the fact that it was a full boarding school was a big attraction and I was fortunate enough to get an Art Scholarship; in fact I planned to become an artist when I left school. Acting was my second choice; perhaps I have managed to combine acting and creative thinking in my current profession. I studied Drama at University and did my Masters in Stand Up Comedy under the highly acclaimed and...
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A Message from The Chairman May 2018

Fellow Sibling’s and Friends of Sedbergh, I am pleased to report that our Club continues to go from strength to strength. Two years ago we set out to be the best alumni association of any school in the country. We are well on our way. Our participation in the Rugby Ten’s in Hong Kong is one such example of our vision and ambition. Well done to all who took part and helped to arrange a fantastic week. In particular my personal thanks to our Alumni Director, Ben Collins, who worked so very hard behind the scenes. Likewise my thanks to...
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James Sugden (H60-64) Memorial Service in London

Memorial James Edward Sugden A memorial service to celebrate the life of James Sugden will take place on Wednesday 23rd May at 11.45am at St Katharine Cree Church 86 Leadenhall Street London EC3A 3BP   With drinks afterwards at Clothworkers’ Hall Dunster Court Mincing Lane London EC3R 7AH   If you wish to join us, please email Emily Woodward on Please also forward this on to anyone you think would like to attend

Ronq Qiao Sedbergh School, Fuzhou, China. Opening soon!

I am writing this article from the headquarters of the Rong Qiao Group, based in Fuzhou, South East China, having just returned from a very successful reception and press conference to formally launch the new school and commence pupil registrations.  The total capacity when the senior school campus opens in 2019 will be 2,700. The school will be a full boarding school from age 3 to 18. Sedbergh has been exploring overseas representation for several years and most recently through our new subsidiary, Sedbergh School International Limited (SSIL).  On 25 November 2017, SSIL signed a legal contract with the Rong...
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Fraser Precious OS – ‘A Precious Life’ – Feature Film

‘After spending the past 4 years developing his life’s work into a feature film, Fraser Precious (OS 99-06) successfully premiered the short film concept for ‘A Precious Life’ at a Cinema in Soho last week. 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 losing everything imaginable he ended up homeless on the streets fighting for his survival. An inspiring journey then unfolded to rediscover his will to live and love of music again through the inspiring human connections and friendships that bring people together. Fraser has now made the short film...
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Update on the Hirst Centre

The Hirst Centre is on schedule to open for School use on Saturday 7th July 2018. The Hirst Centre will provide 2 competition sized courts and a truly multifunctional space for netball, basketball, volleyball, badminton and cricket. Parents and visitors will be able to enjoy a hospitality suite with a viewing gallery across Busk pitches and over the interior courts. There will be a fitness suite which will be available to the local community as part of the School’s local support programme. The Sedbergh Health Centre, local schools and clubs will all have access to the Sports Hall and Fitness...
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OS Rugby Team Compete in the International Hong Kong Rugby Tens Tournament

Showing typical ambition and fortitude, Sedbergh took up the invitation from Hong Kong Football Club to enter an Old Sedberghian team into their prestigious rugby 10s tournament, in the days immediately preceding the Hong Kong 7s. Thus it was that 18 intrepid players and a sizeable support team found themselves on an overnight flight on Easter Sunday, heading for the bright lights of one of the world’s most vibrant and intense cities. What followed on the rugby pitch was undeniably a chastening experience for the boys in Brown, in what was to prove a tournament of an extraordinarily high level,...
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