Month

February 2019

Chronicles From The Archives: Celebrating LGBT History Month

Although H. Montgomery Hyde (P 1921 – 25) is not now a household name he was one of the most influential Sedberghians of the twentieth century. Hyde’s work to campaign for reform of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 which made homosexual acts criminal as well as his writings about homosexuality elevated him to international renown. Hyde came to Sedbergh School from Belfast where his father was a linen merchant and Unionist councillor. From early childhood he was exposed to hot headed political debate and was encouraged to take part in direct action campaigns. His family were involved in gun...
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OS Team Win 2019 Morgan Run

A legion of nearly 500 mud-soaked Sedberghians of past and present turned out in challenging conditions on Saturday 26th January for the annual 4.8 mile Morgan Run. The run was established in 1958 and is one Sedbergh’s most popular and characterful events. The competition, which takes place across Frostrow Fell, is a race for OS against the School and Staff and was won this year by the Old Sedberghian squad for the first time since 2005. The top three male performers from the OS team were: Sam Fisher (W 06-11) who won the event for the second year running in 27 minutes and 2...
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Scott Wilson (W 10-12) Benefit Evening

On January 31st, the Newcastle Falcons hosted a benefit evening in support of Scott Wilson, the prop-forward who was forced to retire from rugby this year at the age of just 24. Newcastle Falcons squad, staff and supporters turned out in force on Thursday for Scott Wilson’s benefit night. The dinner was held at Kingston Park Stadium’s West Stand concourse, with Newcastle Falcons players helping to provide the entertainment on what was a fun-filled evening. Players and coaches took to the stage to entertain guests at the sold-out event at Kingston Park Stadium with a variety of musical and comedic acts. Academy...
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OS Support Needed For Internship Opportunities

Ewan Dowes (W 99-97) Delivering a seminar to pupils at Sedbergh on Professional Sport to Business The OS Club would be extremely grateful to any OS who would be willing to support our programme of supporting current 6th form pupils and OS with career advice, work experience and mentoring. Sedbergh has an unrivalled reputation for preparing young people for the outside world. They are resilient and courageous, polite and courteous, well rounded and confident. At Sedbergh, boys and girls grow into young men and women who will forge friendships for life and establish a network of contacts that will serve...
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1955-65 OS Leavers Reunion Lunch in London (Sold Out)

OS who left Sedbergh between the Summer of 1955 to the Summer of 1965 are cordially invited to the 1955-65 OS Leavers Reunion Lunch in London at The London Steakhouse, Chelsea 386 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UZ Friday 15th March 2019 12:30pm Drinks Reception 1:00pm Three Course Lunch Dress: Smart Casual Tickets: Free There is no charge for this event as it is kindly being sponsored by Brewin Dolphin (Tom Hartley E 88-93) and is being hosted by London Steakhouse Director, James Robertson (E 88-93). Places have now sold out due to popular demand. If you are attending the event...
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OS/Anti-Assassins beat Cambridge 1st XV

It was inspiring to see such a large number of OS and Sedbergh staff representing the Anti-Assassins as they defeated the Cambridge University 1st XV 14-12 on January 23rd at Grange Road. The match was an enthralling encounter with high quality rugby from both sides illustrating the importance of this traditional fixture. It was also fantastic to see some faithful OS support in the crowd. Play was called off during the 62nd minute due to the pitch being frozen when the Anti-Assassins held a 2-point lead. With the game being over 60 minutes of play, victory was secured by the Anti-Assassins. The win was the first Anti-Assassins victory in this traditional fixture for many...
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Remembering Former Housemaster Richard ‘Dickie’ Dawe

Former Sedberghian Housemaster Richard (Dickie) Dawe died peacefully on 4th July 2017, aged 87, in his sleep at home. He was a loving and generous father and grandad. Dedicated and accomplished schoolmaster, housemaster and headmaster at Sedbergh, Christ’s Hospital, Westminster Under School and The Hall. His wife, Jay, was also a teacher at Christ’s Hospital. To better understand his character and legacy, an extract from Mr R. K. Wilson, of Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham, written when Mr Dawe left his post at Christ’s Hospital, can be read below: When Dick Dawe came to Christ’s Hospital some fourteen years ago, he came with a...
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Douglas Eynon 1936-2019 (S 49-53)

Prominent Darlington businessman Douglas Eynon, aged 82 died on 8th February in Norwich. Darlington-born Douglas was educated at Sedbergh School, where he discovered his love of rugby and fell running. Douglas qualified as a Chartererd Accountant with KPMG, formerly Peat Marwick and Mitchell, and after completing his National Service worked for Peats in London. He married Judith in 1962 and they later returned to Darlington where Douglas embarked upon a long career applying his business acumen to buying companies and making them profitable. Douglas owned a variety of companies, including Hawthorn Limestone, Rolling Stock and Engineering, RS Fabricators, CP Offset...
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