Month

June 2019

Chairman’s Report – June

I am increasingly challenging the great medical minds of our age to keep me young. The mind and body are no longer as one, the latter being in rebellious mood. So on my latest visit to the clinic my doctor thought she would give the once over. It was while I was having my knee bashed with a rubber mallet, more usually preserved for panel beating, that she noted my brown striped Old Sedberghian socks. This got her talking, thankfully, because my kneecap was becoming quite sore and I thought I might have to book another appointment to address the...
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Gala Dinner at Drapers’ Hall

The Foundation and the OS Club are hosting what will be one of the highlights of the year – a gala dinner at Drapers’ Hall on Friday 15th November 2019. This is the second of our biennial London dinners, the first one being the hugely successful and enjoyable event at The House of Commons in November 2017. Please see the details below: Venue: Drapers’ Hall Address: Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DQ Date: Friday 15th November 2019 Time: 7:00pm Drinks Reception (Court Dining Room & Drawing Room) 7:45pm Dinner (Livery Hall) Dress: Black tie You can book by following this link...
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OS News – June

Shay Waterworth wins 2019 Alan Lodge Writing Award Shay Waterworth (H 07-12) has been named the Alan Lodge Young International Drinks Writer of the Year 2019 following a close competition praised for its high-calibre of entries. The competition, now in its seventh year, received more entries than ever before. Shay works as website editor at trade title Drinks International, which is the only magazine devoted exclusively to the global spirits, wines and beers market. Shay walked away with the award after impressing the panel with his great sense of storytelling, colourful style and in-depth knowledge. “It’s fantastic to win this...
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OS Golf Report – June 2019

OSGS Triangular Match vs Old Lorettonians and Old Alleynians This is the third year that Sedbergh have joined Old Lorettonians and Old Alleynians (Dulwich College) for a triangular match at the lovely New Zealand GC in Woking, Surrey. The other two schools had been playing regularly for the Lorwich Shield previously but Sedbergh achieved an emphatic victory in 2018 and were defending the title. There was keen interest for this match and it was tough deciding who to leave out. The team on the day was Tony Birtwell (P 65-69), John Coutts (P 65-70), James Dinwiddie (S 68-73), Peter Ferens...
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Information Needed for WW2 Sedberghian Casualties

New WW2 Sedberghian Casualties Discovered: Appeal for Reminiscences of Family and Friends Who Remember WW2 Casualties Now that the First World War centenary celebrations have come to an end it seems an appropriate time to reflect on how Sedberghian casualties were commemorated. During WW1 the Sedberghian Magazine devoted a large section of each issue purely to remembering the lives of those who fell. School mates and teachers recorded the academic, sporting and military achievements of the fallen along with anecdotes that brought the characters to life. These rich accounts provided much of the material used in the Pilgrimage biographies and...
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OS Hockey Players Needed For Girls’ Alumni Sixes Hockey Tournament in Cheltenham

Following the great success of the last two years where the OS team made it to the final and semifinals, we are pleased to announce that the Old Sedberghian Club will again be entering an OS ladies hockey team into this year’s Girls’ Alumni Sixes Hockey Tournament on Sunday 27th October 2019. The tournament will take place as usual at Dean Close School in Cheltenham. Tournament Details: • 6 a side, max squad of 12. • Team briefings at 10.30am, First group push back 11am, Final at 3pm. • Final will be played for the Denys Carnill Cup. • Latest...
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Inviting All OS To Lancashire v Durham Cricket Fixture

Old Sedberghians are invited to attend Lancashire County Cricket Club’s match against Durham CCC at Sedbergh School, which starts at 11:00 on Sunday 30th June and ends on Wednesday 3rd July. The OS Club is advertising two hospitality packages for members of the OS community who wish to attend. Please see below for details: Exclusive Hospitality Package* – £60 each (or £500 for a group of 10) Includes: Priority parking Priority free entry + allocated seating with other OS Tea & coffee on arrival in the Sedbergh enclosure Exclusive buffet lunch in the Hirst Centre Glass of fizz before the...
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Remembering Geoffrey W S Burgess (H 56-60)

(Geoffrey, pictured second right, passed away in May this year) A message from the President – Bob Graham (H 61-67) Many of the obituaries that appear in the OS magazine quite rightly commemorate the lives of leading lights in many aspects of the life of this country and around the world, whom Sedbergh has nurtured. I would like to recount a slightly different story. On Saturday 15th June a small group of Old Sedberghians were amongst a packed congregation, a fitting tribute in itself, at St Bees Priory Church to celebrate the life of Doctor Geoffrey William Syme Burgess (17...
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